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Put a deposit on a 08 F450 KR, now I have cold feet. Need Help!
So I found a black 2008 f450 King Ranch with 100,000 miles on it that was within my budget at a used car dealership. This is to replace my 2004 F350 that has now accumulated 450,000 miles. My main reason for buying something newer is for reliablity as silly things were starting to go wrong with my F350. nothing big, just the small things you expect from a truck with 450k on it. (broke an output shaft, oil cooler, glow plug control module, rear end was on its way out in the last 6 months).
I am purchasing the new truck mainly so that I can have a more reliable unit. The 6.0 F350 was/is amazing once I did the ARP headstud, EGR delete, HG, etc. and pulled my race hauler all over Canada without incident.
I was under the impression that once I do the DPF delete on the 6.4 I would have a truck that was at least as reliable if not better.
After excitedly put my deposit down on Friday I read up on the 6.4 and am a little worried now - especially since this is the most money I have ever spent on a vehicle.
I read up on delete kits and I am seeing that a lot of people seem to be breaking pistons, etc because of these kits. Is this true? Does the DPF delete really only help fuel mileage and power at the expense of catastrophic faliure??
If thats the case I might just lose my $1000 deposit I put down and walk away from the truck instead of tying up the better part of my savings into a money pit.
I am getting a third party warranty with the truck that is good for 4 years and I got all the additional coverages thrown in, electrical, seals and gaskets, u-joints, power components, etc. I understand that many people have issues with aftermarket warranties, but my very trustworthy diesel mechanic (same guy that got my 6.0 to 450,000 miles) actually deals with them and that was what swayed me into buying used over new.
If you guys have suggestions on what I am supposed to do to bulletproof my 6.4 and help the terrible fuel mileage please let me know. I am supposed to pick up the truck on Wednesday and any info you guys can share with me would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by canada6.0; 11-13-2011 at 08:36 AM.