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Hey guys, I am looking into upgrading to a bigger truck. I have my mind set on one truck right now and it is a 2008 Ford F-450 Lariat 6.4L Powerstroke and selling my 1997 Ford F-250 XLT 7.3L Powerstroke. Are there any major problems I should go ahead and fix early enough to avoid any big problems in the future? I am trying to work out all the "bugs" early enough before I put a towing unit on it and use it for my business as a personal/work vehicle! Also if anyone is interested in my 1997 7.3L PM me.


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Look into the updated radiator hose/t stat. If its a job 1 make sure to get an oasis to see what has been serviced on the truck before. For longevity, delete the DPF and tune it if you can. The regen process is not good because of the dilution of the oil.

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Thank you. I planned on doing the exhaust because my work truck is a 2008 dodge 4500 (not by choice) and the dpf killed my time off because it was having to be in regen mode. Any other 6.4L tips?


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EGR delete, CCV mod. Other than that it becomes personal preference.

I am about to put a airdog II, oil bypass, coolant bypass, and transmission filters on soon. And I have a downpipe and CAC pipe on.


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What is a CCV mod?


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Crank case vent. Do a forum search for CCV mod and there are lots of threads.


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Thank you guys very much for your help. I am not new to powerstrokes but I am new to the 6.4L so any help is greatly appreciated!!


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