Alright guys, powerstroke newb here looking to buy on this coming friday. I'm fairly aware of some of the things to look out for and some of the things these motors have issues with...however I was hoping those who have some experience with these motors could make some suggestions.
Truck is a 2008 Crew Cab SRW Lariat with the 6.4, one owner, no accidents, 116,000 miles and in excellent condition.
Carfax records show complete records for service, with the radiator being replaced at 79,000 miles (an issue i know these trucks have).
I'm really looking for some guidance on things that I should check out and watch out for when buying a used 6.4. I know they have their issues, but I also realize that with being treated properly and tweaking a few things they can be powerful and reliable motors. Also, this truck is 100% stock and will likely get some aftermarket goodies after its purchase.
So far the plan is:
Spartan Tuner (shut off egr, dpf and for milage)
Some sort of downpipe-back straight exhaust
EGR blockoff plates
Can anyone make any general recommendations for what to watch for when test driving and looking at this truck, and also some feedback on any preventative maintenance and parts to make this thing a reliable ride?
I appreciate everyone's time. I know new guys can get annoying but we all start somewhere