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Big Blue; job 2, reg cab, 43MI
So i guess we'll start this off with a big thank you for all the help this forum has already provided!
I'm looking at, and likely going to buy, a 2008 6.4L Powerstroke with 71,000 KM on the clock. I've done a substantial amount of research on this particular vehicle over the last several months but i would really appreciate more educated perspectives on the subject.
Pulled the Oasis and it seems that the truck had some of the relatively common 6.4 issues dealt with at the dealer; RAD, Tensioner, Turbo Manifold, Charge Air Cooler(?possibly?). The relevant entries in chronological order include;
Customer Comments VEHICLE IS SMOKING BLUE, CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAK.
Tech Comments FOUND RAD LEAKING FRONT THE LEFT SIDE. REMOVE AND REPLACE RAD.
Details 4595927 25 6.3 BLUE STAR FORD LINCOLN SALES LTD 30042 13-OCT-09 8C3Z 6K854 A
Customer Comments CHECK FOR ENGINE HOWL.
Tech Comments FOUND PIPE FROM MANIFOLD TO TURBO LEAKING BOTH SIDES AND ALSO FOR EGR
TO TURBO LEAKING AND REPLACED 3 PIPES. RETEST OK.
Details 4622625 26 .2 BLUE STAR FORD LINCOLN SALES LTD 30322 22-OCT-09 8C3Z 9940602
Customer Comments INSPECT REASON FOR TICKING NOISE FROM ENGINE AREA TICKING GOES
FASTER WHEN AC CLERATING
Tech Comments DIAG AND INSTALL PULLEY AND BELT AS PER TSB 09 09 8
Details 5448556 29 .7 BLUE STAR FORD LINCOLN SALES LTD 34265 04-FEB-10 7C3Z 6K775 B
Customer Comments VEHICLE IS REGENERATING TOO OFTEN AND DOES NOT SHOW ON DISPLAY
Tech Comments DIAG ETC TEST FOLLOW SYMPTOM CHART CK EXHAUST POWERBALANCE RDTEST
MONITOR PIDS AND FOUND TSB 08 25 1 REPLACED CHARGE AIR COOLER ASSY
Details 5424449 29 1.2 BLUE STAR FORD LINCOLN SALES LTD 34265 04-FEB-10 4G7Z 14B268
Customer Comments SQUEELING NOISE FROM ENGINE AREA
Tech Comments DIAG NOISE FOUND TENSIONER WORN INSTALLED TENSIONER AND RETEST OK
Details 6182536 34 1.7 BLUE STAR FORD LINCOLN SALES LTD 39718 12-JUL-10 8C3Z 12B591
Customer Comments WHILE DRIVING MESSAGE CENTER SAID PULL OVER SAFELY AND VEHICLE
DIED AND WOULD NOT RESTART NO CRANK
Tech Comments DIAG P242D PINPOINT TEST AND PID DIAG RE AND RE #3 EXHAUST TEMP
SENSOR READING TOO HIGH RETEST OK
When i did my inspection of the vehicle it appeared to be in quite good mechanical condition. This is with the notable exception of the brakes and tires. No shudder or pull in the brakes but a fair bit of travel. The dealership is going to throw in fresh rubber and replace the pads... I'm taking it to a Ford dealership on Friday for a third opinion.
I've worked with these motors before and I'm aware of how spectacular they CAN be with the right combination of maintenance and common sense. I'm very excited to learn more about this new tool, even if it turns out not to be this specific truck. let me know what you guys think.