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post #1 of 11 Old 12-23-2011, 06:07 AM Thread Starter
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6.4 Problems??

Hey all...I'm looking at possibly getting into a Job 2 2008 F250. It's got 103k on the clock...I'm mainly a 6.0 guy...so I don't know much about the 6.4. What are the problems (if any) with these motors? I've heard about the finicky fuel system and the possibility of the number 1 injector going bad and the tip exploding...hence taking out the whole engine.

Anyway...what 'yall got? Thanks!

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Injectors can get stuck open, EGR coolers can leak, radiators can leak and all of the smog crap kills the MPG.
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Anyone else???

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just like shopping for a 6.0... you need to have a full Oasis report run.

check the engine hours and make sure it hasn't been idled to death.
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About the leaking radiators...I thought that was mainly a problem with the Job 1 trucks? And the injectors sticking and EGR leaking I'm used to...the EGR would likely be deleted anyhow.

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most leaking radiators have been taken care of. like I said, get an Oasis report.

There is a company that makes an upgraded radiator if you get a leaker outside of warranty/recall

any common rail diesel is sensitive to fuel filtration and quality. If you feed it good fuel and use a good lubricity additive, you won't have injector problems
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Anyone else have some input? Now I'm wondering if just bulletproofing my 6.0 isnt the best way to go...

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the 6.4 is just a much nicer truck in all regards...
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I agree I LOVE MY 6.4,and remember all vehicles experience some problems just some more than others
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I havent had anything bad happen to my 6.4 except trying not to push the skinny pedel too hard haha. Of coarse I never had any problems with my 6.0 either. Both great trucks in my opinion. You dont have the crazy emmisions on the 6.0

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