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I need help please

I have never owned a diesel and am going tomorrow to pick up a 2008 f250 6.4 powerstroke. Is this a good buy? I see so many bad things online about engine problems galore. Is this a problematic engine am i making the right choice
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Depends on what you're willing to do to the motor.
If you're not willing to keep up religiously on maintenance and spend good money to do so, then it'll be a bad choice.
But if you keep up with it, and maybe even decide to remove emissions equipment and then tune it to make it run correctly after removing said equipment, it'll be great to you.



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Depends on what you're willing to do to the motor.
If you're not willing to keep up religiously on maintenance and spend good money to do so, then it'll be a bad choice.
But if you keep up with it, and maybe even decide to remove emissions equipment and then tune it to make it run correctly after removing said equipment, it'll be great to you.
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Especially this part...

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remove emissions equipment and then tune it to make it run correctly after removing said equipment
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When you say get rid of emissions equiptment what all does that entail? And what tuner seems to work best? Any suggestions? I will have to find a good diesel mechanic but will keep up maintenance for sure. Thanks for your input!!
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When you say get rid of emissions equiptment what all does that entail? And what tuner seems to work best? Any suggestions? I will have to find a good diesel mechanic but will keep up maintenance for sure. Thanks for your input!!
Dpf/doc delete (exhaust)
Egr delete or block off plates.
Sct has most options as far as custom tuning goes.
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you are always going to read more bad than good things online because of the nature of the forums. People get on the forums to figure out there problems. The 6.4 is a monster and aside from some issues early on, that have now been fixed, these motors run great. I will say this, most people will have less issues with the motor by deleting the dpf/doc, and the egr, than people who drive the truck bone stock.

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