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Need advice on buying truck with new engine.

I have been looking at the 08-09 trucks and called dealership today about a truck I was interested in. They told me they were installing a new engine in it because old engine bad (73,000 miles).My question is should I pass on this truck or would it be a great buy? Anyone know the track record on these trucks with dealer installed "new" engines after the original engine died? Do they warranty the new engines for any specific period of time?
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I have been looking at the 08-09 trucks and called dealership today about a truck I was interested in. They told me they were installing a new engine in it because old engine bad (73,000 miles).My question is should I pass on this truck or would it be a great buy? Anyone know the track record on these trucks with dealer installed "new" engines after the original engine died? Do they warranty the new engines for any specific period of time?
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I have a similar story...If it is a ford dealer and has that mileage on it they should have a 6yr 100k certified warranty from the original purchase date on it. Also the new engine will have a 3yr 36k on it as well. I bought one with 60k on it and it started hesitating at idle the next time I drove to work...they put a new short block and head on it and haven't really had any problems with it since, other than the Radiator which they replaced all hoses and radiator at no charge. If its clean and looks like its been taken care of I would look at it....

I would specifically look at what exactly they are replacing, entire engine or just parts of it. Others on here will tell you as well to pull an Oasis report on the truck to see what all problems it has had.

One thing I regret, since I already bought the truck was asking them to let me pay the difference to put ARP studs in it while they had it apart...but hopefully, I won't ever look back and wished I had on this truck.
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I agree not to mention dealers do things like that all the time for the money. My buddys 6.0 had a valve stick and they put a new head on it. We knew it didn't need it but it was free. That happens quite a bit


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Thanks for replies. The truck was up for sale prior to engine replacement.
Should I expect the price to go up after the new engine put in?
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If it goes up there are plenty of 6.4 for sale they ain't special. Make them earn your business.


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