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Old 06-25-2012, 09:47 AM
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Looking at 2008 F350 Dually

I'm new to the 6.4 and can the DPF be deleted without getting a programmer? I had a 2006 F350 dually stolen a couple weeks ago and been looking at a 2008 F350 dually with 42000 miles on it. I was told they get worst mpg than the 6.0?

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:56 AM
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no a programmer is necessary to remove the DPF and they do get horrible mileage.
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Old 06-25-2012, 03:40 PM
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I'm in the same boat as you are! My truck in my sig was stolen that I loved..just about 2 weeks ago. I'm also looking at the 6.4's. But I've invested all my research and time into the 6.0 since that's what I had, no I feel green again trying to learn up on these 6.4's. I'm subscribing too!

Definitley deleting the dpf & egr soon as I get one..Don't want to hijack- But is it a must to stud the 6.4's like the 6.0's?
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I'm in the same boat as you are! My truck in my sig was stolen that I loved..just about 2 weeks ago. I'm also looking at the 6.4's. But I've invested all my research and time into the 6.0 since that's what I had, no I feel green again trying to learn up on these 6.4's. I'm subscribing too!

Definitley deleting the dpf & egr soon as I get one..Don't want to hijack- But is it a must to stud the 6.4's like the 6.0's?
Head gasket issues are not as common as on the 6.0. If you plan on running high hp tunes it would be a good idea to put studs but only if you blow your head gasket. I have been running the hd300 on my mini maxx with no issues. I don't drive very hard but I give it some throttle every once in awhile & have no issues. If I ever have to pull the cab for gaskets I would do studs but until then I won't even think about it.
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Old 06-25-2012, 04:28 PM
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Head gasket issues are not as common as on the 6.0. If you plan on running high hp tunes it would be a good idea to put studs but only if you blow your head gasket. I have been running the hd300 on my mini maxx with no issues. I don't drive very hard but I give it some throttle every once in awhile & have no issues. If I ever have to pull the cab for gaskets I would do studs but until then I won't even think about it.
Good to know! High HP tunes- what is a "high hp" tune for a 6.4? If we plan on doing a dpf & egr delete, and say a tune comparable to the SPD on a 6.0- does that compare to a "high hp" tune?
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Good to know! High HP tunes- what is a "high hp" tune for a 6.4? If we plan on doing a dpf & egr delete, and say a tune comparable to the SPD on a 6.0- does that compare to a "high hp" tune?
From what I understand if you are running 250+ hp tunes & are hard on it quite a bit then you are at higher risk of head gasket failure. With that said there are also alot of guys that do run high tunes with no issues at all. I am not familiar with SPD ON THE 6.0
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I blew mine running the HD300 tune and never had it at the track or a pull but I did do some boosted launches with it.
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mileage on a F350 dually, I just bought a 350 crew c/c truck, stock, according to the computer I got 13.7 on the 326 mile trip home including 1 regen. ordering parts now to do the delete.
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I blew mine running the HD300 tune and never had it at the track or a pull but I did do some boosted launches with it.
Yeah but like I said some guys are also able to run the hd300 hot all the time while driving hard & still have the head gaskets last a long time. Most people that run them hard expect them to go at some point but aren't to cncerned with it. I have seen some stock trucks that had head gasket issues as well but either way you go stock or tuned so far the head gasket issues are not as common yet on the 6.4's. I guess that could be because they have not been out as long as the 6.0's. From how it sounds the design is maybe a little better. I am not to sure though because I really don't know a whole alot about the 6.0's because I have never owned one but only heard the stories about them.
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I only concern now is I don't want to purchase this truck without an extended warranty (3yrs maybe). If I would need engine work done in the future would they know that I had used a programmer?

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