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Old 07-14-2012, 04:31 PM
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Question 2500hd gas job to 6.4 powerstroke???

i currently drive an 05 2500hd with an 8" lift on 37's, but i think/dream of diesel 24/7. the past year i have been researching 6.4s alot, i really like the trucks( which is hard to say since ive been a gm guy since day 1). im just looking for some input on finally making the swap to diesel, is the 6.4 a smart choice? i am aware of the basic problems but also aware of the insane power. im 24 so obviously pipes, tunes, and mods will be a must. am i looking for trouble or should i keep saving and wait for a 6.7.
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Old 07-14-2012, 04:45 PM
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the 6.4 will walk all over the 6.7. On all these diesel engines now the repairs are expensive. Just make sure you set up a little repair fund because no matter what you buy something is going to go wrong.
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ya when i do i will be sure to have a breakdown account. we have 6.os at my work and ive seen what happens to those and the cost. the up side is i get to work on them with my boss and learn alot. weve done multiple egr deletes, replaced/cleaned up turbos,etc. etc. any tips on what to look for when buying a used 6.4? or what to do when i get one? im going to look at an 09 with 80k tomorrow.
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Get an oasis report from a ford dealership. When you get it throw on the tuner of your choice (I recommend MiniMaxx or anything H&S) get a 4" DP to 5" exhaust, an air intake (I recommend S&B) and do an EGR delete ASAP.
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You got some great advice here. I have never personally owned a 6.4 but they are bad azz and I would love to own one some day. Take care of it and it will take care of you, just do a lot of reading on here and you'll be fine for many reliable miles
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EGR delete, H&S Tuner, S&B Intake, and TB Exhaust and your good to go....
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Old 07-15-2012, 02:46 AM
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hankyou for all the advice. I've got another concern about having to take the cab off to work on it, as here in NH they love to lay the salt down in the winter. How much of a pain is it to pull the cab, did ford make it somewhat easy knowing they'd have to do it?
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The only time the cab needs to be pulled is to do some pretty major repairs. As long as you get a good solid truck with out a piss poor past history you will probably never need to pull the cab. Ford made it pretty easy to pull the cabs on the 6.4's though compared to the 6.0.
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Old 07-15-2012, 04:49 AM
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Cool. Not to keep asking questions but to do egr delete, and injectors in the future if they **** out, can you do those with cab on?
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you can do the EGR delete cab on but I don't know about injectors. I blew my head gaskets so I've had mine off before. Got it back in 3 days.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:18 AM
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3 days ain't bad. The ford dealers in my area are a little behind in diesel expertise. It seems the diesel industry in new england is slacking even though everywhere you go is a diesel truck
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