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Old 02-02-2012, 11:50 AM
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Looking to buy my first 6.4!!

Hey guys, I currently have an 04 6.0 and I'm looking to get something a little newer and bigger. Are there any certain years better then others or anything in particular I should look out for. Love the new body an interior on the 08 and newer, just a little concerned with the problems I have heard. It's gonna be worked like a truck too, i haul a gooseneck trailer every weekend with about 15,000 pounds on it...and concerns??
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Old 02-02-2012, 11:58 AM
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If your looking at a 6.4 '08-'10, there's very little difference between the engines themselves and in most cases, there won't be much difference elsewhere. You might have slight interior differences or in the case of the '08 job 1 a different air dam. But other then things like that, there won't be too much difference. Just make sure on whichever vehicle you look at that all the TSB's have been addressed on the vehicle.
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Old 02-02-2012, 12:04 PM
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Haha I may sound dumb but TSB's??
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And was also wondering how reliable they are..I pull that trailer sometimes anywhere up to 18 hours away..don't wanna HAve to worry...
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Tsb technical service bulletin.
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And was also wondering how reliable they are..I pull that trailer sometimes anywhere up to 18 hours away..don't wanna HAve to worry...
just as many issues as a 6.0. OR less. everything mechanical is reliable for only so long. It is more reliable than your current truck, overall.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:03 AM
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And was also wondering how reliable they are..I pull that trailer sometimes anywhere up to 18 hours away..don't wanna HAve to worry...
Keep in mind, everything that was wrong with the 6.0 was what was looked into when they designed the 6.4. So if you look at just the engines, the 6.4 should be much more reliable.

There have been several reports of the 6.4's in the high 200K range completely stock as well as in the 100K range with tuning. So I would say they are pretty reliable as long as you maintain it properly. Keep in mind, nothing is perfect, there's always the potential of a bad truck, just read the forums for examples. Also keep in mind that people come on line to report problems, not to brag about how reliable their truck is.
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Old 04-12-2012, 03:20 AM
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This is one of my concerns. I work nights for a guy who used to work at a ford dealership where im from. He swears by the 6.0 and tells me the 6.4 is a ticking time bomb. I do want a 6.4 but dont want to regret it. Just alot of money to be wishy washy about ya know? But buddies of mine have sworn by their 6.4's, yet both of theirs have less than 50K on em. Ive heard alot of good stuff about 6.4s, but. What causes most of the 6.4s to fail??
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This is one of my concerns. I work nights for a guy who used to work at a ford dealership where im from. He swears by the 6.0 and tells me the 6.4 is a ticking time bomb. I do want a 6.4 but dont want to regret it. Just alot of money to be wishy washy about ya know? But buddies of mine have sworn by their 6.4's, yet both of theirs have less than 50K on em. Ive heard alot of good stuff about 6.4s, but. What causes most of the 6.4s to fail??
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