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cab pull time on 6.4

How long aprox does it take to do a cab pull on the 6.4psd?
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I watched mine being done at the dealer and it was under 4 hours and it was up in the air.

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I watched mine being done at the dealer and it was under 4 hours and it was up in the air.


This is one of my biggest frustrations with this truck. Designing a cab off engine bay is just the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. You're talking $300 - $400 in labor before the tech can actually touch the motor (not to mention the additional labor to drop it back down). Drives me up a wall that they're taking the wrench out of the weekend warriors hand, and sticking it to us even more so with the outrageous labor charges.

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She finally gave it up after about 20 mins.
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This is one of my biggest frustrations with this truck. Designing a cab off engine bay is just the stupidest thing I've ever heard of. You're talking $300 - $400 in labor before the tech can actually touch the motor (not to mention the additional labor to drop it back down). Drives me up a wall that they're taking the wrench out of the weekend warriors hand, and sticking it to us even more so with the outrageous labor charges.
you want the Ferrari of diesel pickups? you deal with Ferrari like maintenance!
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you want the Ferrari of diesel pickups? you deal with Ferrari like maintenance!
I'm always the first to admit that I'm not always the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I fail to see how that applies to my comment in any way ... and I'm stretching to see how it even makes sense. The Ferrari is an extreme sports performance car, the F250 is just a regular ol' superduty truck designed to be a work horse. It's not an extreme performance vehicle that .01% of the population owns. And I'm going to go out on a limb and say if you have the $250k+ to buy a Ferrari you probably don't sweat the repair costs....

This isn't a matter of maintenance, I'm perfectly happy to maintain my truck on the extreme schedules that the 6.4 demands, in fact I thoroughly enjoy doing it. My statement and issue was about designing an engine bay that requires the entire cab to be pulled for major engine work / repairs because the large majority of owners don't have the means to do that on their own.

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I do agree Thero, the cab off design is ridiculous! I would love to know the reasoning why Ford designed it that way!
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I do agree Thero, the cab off design is ridiculous! I would love to know the reasoning why Ford designed it that way!
So people have to go to the dealer for repairs... Not the only reason but they don't mind.

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So people have to go to the dealer for repairs... Not the only reason but they don't mind.
Sadly I agree that's probably a very legit reason ... it puts a LOT more money in dealers / Fords pockets when they make it so most people can't do the repairs / modifications. But for those of us who enjoy working on our trucks it pretty much sucks!!

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thanks guys this hellped alot!! now do you recomend ford doing it or a shop?
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I'm always the first to admit that I'm not always the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I fail to see how that applies to my comment in any way ... and I'm stretching to see how it even makes sense. The Ferrari is an extreme sports performance car, the F250 is just a regular ol' superduty truck designed to be a work horse. It's not an extreme performance vehicle that .01% of the population owns. And I'm going to go out on a limb and say if you have the $250k+ to buy a Ferrari you probably don't sweat the repair costs....

This isn't a matter of maintenance, I'm perfectly happy to maintain my truck on the extreme schedules that the 6.4 demands, in fact I thoroughly enjoy doing it. My statement and issue was about designing an engine bay that requires the entire cab to be pulled for major engine work / repairs because the large majority of owners don't have the means to do that on their own.
The correlation is that the 6.4 is the most potent factory diesel truck, performancewise. You pay for it by having to remove the cab. Funny thing is, once the cab is off, the engine is a lot easier to work on than most trucks leaning over the grill/fenders.

If you don't have a 2 post lift and don't have a good, competent mechanic who does, and don't want to rely on the dealer? You can either break your back trying to do work cab-on, you can pull the engine, or you can not buy a truck that requires cab removal to do repair work. Seems like a pretty simple equation to me.

If you sweat the repair costs, why buy a truck that isn't shade-tree friendly?
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