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Things to look at/for when buying 2008 F250 4x4 (6.4 diesel)

Im going to look at a 2008 Ford F250 King Ranch 4x4 with 65,500 miles on it today...If its everything this guys says it is then I'm going to buy it....He is asking $35,000 with a bumper to bumper 100,000 extended warranty...He is the 2nd owner of the truck....What are somethings I should look for or listen for when driving this truck?.... The truck is completely stock....This will be my first diesel to own....I have driven diesels in the past for work, but they had the 7.3 in them....I know when I was looking at the 6.0's I was advised to bring something to check the gauges with to make sure everything was working correctly...Should I do the same with this vehicle....I know there are issues with 6.4 but are they as bad the 6.0's were?
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In general they shouldn't be anywhere as bad as the 6.0's were, Check to see if its a job 1. (Do a search if you don't know what a job1,2,3 is) If it is maby think twice as they can have some issues, most importantly the radiator. But not matter what check thats its not leaking coolant. I am also wondering how the 2nd owner can offer you a warranty? Are you sure he's not talking about the factory 5yr/100K powertrain warranty? Because they all have that. IF its a ford dealer get an Oasis report before you sign. Good luck.

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He purchased the vehicle from a local Ford dealership...Thats how he got the extended warranty...And the DPF has just been replaced along with the radiator, hoses, and canister....I went and drove the truck earlier this evening....This truck is beautiful and everything is still tight whn driving...Gonna think about it over the weekend and make my decision sunday or monday....
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Allot of the design of the 6.4 was to address the issues that were found with the 6.0. So it's stronger and more durable then the 6.0 is.

Best of luck with your decision.

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