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New to diesel, looking for input - 2008 6.4 KR

Hello all! I've never owned one before but am really digging the idea of owning one. My main purpose is for towing a car to the racetrack but I'm always a strong proponent of having and not needing than needing and not having so tomorrow I am going to look at a 2008 F350 KR with the 6.4.

I've read enough to stay away from the 6.0. Should I get the 6.4?

What really is the gas mileage from a plain ole stocker, assuming this one is?

I've read on hear about the EGR delete stuff and how that can help with longevity, performance, and gas mileage.

I've read that I should get an Oasis report. I do not know what this is but I am assuming it is a service record. Is that any different than the Auto Check/Carfax stuff?

Is there anything in particular think I should look at when I go look at the truck in person tomorrow?

My first inclination is to go buy a Duramax because I am in the Corvette performance business and I can get GM OEM parts at a good discount but when I saw the KR interior I've been obsessing about it ever since.

This is a one owner vehicle and has lived its life in the Houston area. 104K on the clock.

Also, I have found a 2003 7.3 Excursion that is interesting me too. Good/Bad?

Thanks for any input!!!!
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I have alaways been a chevy truck guy and this is my first ford truck. Has been an absolute pleasure to drive, espically with the mods in my sig. I have a brand new EGR delete kit still in the box for sale if you get a 6.4.
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Gas milage in stock form sucks, after a dpf delete, tune, and intake my MPG has significantly increased...and yes get an oasis report...
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I wouldn't be afraid of the 6.4, didn't have anywhere near the problems the 6.0's had, that being said the job 1's did have a few minor issues, most notably leaking radiators. Pretty sturdy engine.

Gas mileage sucks huge! Hell my truck wont go 50ft on a full tank of gas!! Diesel mileage is somewhat better, stocker depending on gearing driving style etc can vary from about 10-15mpg you will get reports all over the map, Also don't listen to the Avg fuel econ on the dash, its not even close.

The EGR delete will help with longevity but it will require a tuner, and while your at it do a DPF delete. There are a number of other things you can do to improve longevity, coolant filter, Engine oil filter, aux fuel filter, EGR delete, DPF delete, 4" downpipe, Cold air intercooler pipe (last two used for reducing EGT's) ETC ETC.

Oasis report is basically a dealer service record. Get it from a ford dealer, will include any dealer recalls, repairs, services, ETC ETC. Basically anything done to the truck at a ford dealer. Get both the oasis and Carfax/auto check.

Good luck.
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Thanks for the replies! Here is the service record that Carfax has. Looks like the radiator was already replaced! It also looks like the owner took it in for regular service.

I do not know what the Job 1 stuff is but I did read that Job 1 trucks are more unreliable, I think. With a build date of 2/08, what does that make it?

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02/20/2008 NICB Vehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer

03/06/2008 Dealer Inventory
Spring, TX Vehicle offered for sale

03/11/2008 5 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Pre-delivery inspection completed
State inspection completed

09/26/2008 35 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Vehicle sold

09/30/2008 236 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Vehicle serviced

10/15/2008 409 Champion Ford Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
713-371-4000
championdealers.com Exhaust secured

10/24/2008 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10131039735094324 Title issued or updated
First owner reported
Loan or lien reported

12/24/2008 7,886 Champion Ford Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
713-371-4000
championdealers.com Oil and filter changed
Maintenance inspection completed

01/19/2009 10,539 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Recommended maintenance performed
Oil and filter changed

03/14/2009 14,773 Champion Ford Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
713-371-4000
championdealers.com Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
Body electrical system checked
Radiator repaired
Maintenance inspection completed
Radiator replaced
Oil and filter changed
Cooling system checked

06/26/2009 24,488 Champion Ford Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX
713-371-4000
championdealers.com Brakes checked
Oil and filter changed
Battery/charging system/starter checked
Tire condition and pressure checked
Fuel filter replaced
Maintenance inspection completed

08/11/2009 30,893 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Maintenance inspection completed
Tires rotated

09/21/2009 35,414 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Maintenance inspection completed
Oil and filter changed
Tires rotated
Automatic transmission fluid flushed
Antifreeze/coolant flushed/changed
Air filter replaced
Fuel injection system checked
Fuel filter replaced
Fuel injection system flushed/serviced

10/01/2009 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10131039735094324 Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection
Registration updated when owner moved
the vehicle to a new location

12/16/2009 45,199 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Tires rotated

03/17/2010 53,338 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Tires rotated
Oil and filter changed
Recommended maintenance performed
Maintenance inspection completed

06/24/2010 57,788 Russell & Smith Ford
Houston, TX
713-663-4115
russellsmith.com Vehicle serviced

10/01/2010 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10131039735094324 Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection

12/28/2010 68,564 Russell & Smith Ford
Houston, TX
713-663-4115
russellsmith.com Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked

05/17/2011 81,025 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Maintenance inspection completed
Recommended maintenance performed
Tires rotated

08/17/2011 90,159 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Maintenance inspection completed

10/01/2011 Texas
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Houston, TX
Title #10131039735094324 Registration issued or renewed
Loan or lien reported
Passed safety inspection

10/22/2011 96,858 Russell & Smith Ford
Houston, TX
713-663-4115
russellsmith.com Brakes checked
Tire condition and pressure checked

11/18/2011 98,721 Planet Ford
Spring, TX
281-719-3700
planetford.com Maintenance inspection completed

03/24/2012 103,260 Russell & Smith Ford
Houston, TX
713-663-4115
russellsmith.com Vehicle serviced
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02/08 build date makes it a job 3
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Seems like a pretty reliable truck to me. I would jump on it. As far as fuel mileage goes. Do the DPF delete and tuner first. EGR delete can come after. EGR delete wont help mileage, DPF delete will.
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the 6.4 is a great truck....two buddies have the dmax and there is no difference if reliability, although one of theirs has been in the shop a few times......the 6.4 tuned, is just plain a kick in the *** to drive, i think its faster than my Harley and the wifes 550I.........and the King Ranch is the chit...
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Thanks for all the replies!!! What would be a fair price on this truck? I'm thinking I can get it between $26-$27K out the door, maybe less...
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