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Looking at a 6.4 tomorrow and need help..
I am new to the Powerstroke and know little to nothing about them. Most of my driving is done without towing anything, but I do have a 9,500 lb trailer/trackhoe that needs to be pulled as well as a camper in the near future. The truck that I am going to see is a 2 wheel drive 6.4 diesel with 70k miles on it that is hopefully stock. The OASIS report showed an oil leak and radiator replacement in '09 and a PCM recalibration done last year through a Ford recall.
What do I need to look for on the truck that is specific to diesels? Is there a way to tell if it has been modified i.e. horsepower chips or similar things? Will the onboard computer tell me anything? My goal is to get a truck that can pull the 9,500 lb load comfortably, but still function as a daily driver. Don't need horsepower boosting chips, but would love to know how to increase fuel mileage.
Any help is appreciated. As of now, I don't know what questions to ask.