IDK - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
User Tag List

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 Old 11-17-2012, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Talladega, Al.
Posts: 79
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Feedback Score: 0 reviews

IDK what to do. I want a diesel for a daily driver and to pull my 8000 lb 5th wheel. I have read and studied the 6.0 and am familiar with the problems and fixes for this engine. I have driven both the 6.0 and the 08 6.4, which is miles ahead of the 6.0 trucks (IMHO). However, the 6.4 has it's own set of problems, most of which seem to be much more expensive to fix. Besides the DPF, fuel system contamination seems to be the greatest threat. When buying a used truck it is more difficult to determine the maintenance history to know if the PO changed the oil and all filters as he should or maintained the fuel system to prevent contamination. I would prefer to have an 08, 6.4 but have gotten scared of the reliability of a used one. I would plan to keep a truck for 250k miles at least. Anyone have any bits of wisdom or encouragement?

2010, Lariat Stroke, Sterling Gray Metallic, CC, FX4, SB, 20" factory rims, Wrangler ATS, XDP coolant filter, Truxedo LO-Pro QT tonneau cover, ScanGauge II, DPF-R+4.0, CAT/DPF delete, Flo-Pro delete pipes, stock tips. Stromberg-Carlson power step for the wife.
wargle is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 11-17-2012, 09:35 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
Dirt rider1's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 162
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Get a 7.3! They're very reliable and are great workhosses.

(dirt rider1)

1997 7.3 Powerstroke 2wd auto
-Muffler cut off
-Cat. converter gutted and gone
-Diamond Eye 3" downpipe
-MBRP 4" exhaust (runs in front of rear wheel)
-Dodge Towing mirrors
-AFE high flow intake
-Real Tree seat covers
-Real Tree floor mats
-blacked-out headlights
-cab lights
-6 by 8' flatbed
-KC lights
-silencer ring removed
-17ton anchor shackle

Dirt rider1 is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 11-18-2012, 06:34 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
travisH3's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cincinnati
Posts: 4,310
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 6
Thanked 41 Times in 40 Posts
Feedback Score: 13 reviews
I would go for a 6.0. With the 6.4 buying used, you don't know what shape internally the engine is in due to regen and also 08's tend to have more problems. With the emissions crack down, I wouldn't have a 6.4 with dpf. Mileage is horrible stock and the 6.0 has plenty of power to pull 8k pounds. I would love to have my 6.0 back.

2010 F350 6.4- H&S Single turbo kit, 5" flo pro,No limit SS cold side kit, No Limit intake, MPD billet CCV/oil filler, newton leveling kit, RED Newton traction bars, custom projector retrofit in oem lights and a bunch of LED lights LOL

Holderdown Performance #teamHDP

OUR FLEET: 2015 f450, 2014 Platinum F350, 2012 F450 6.7, 2010 F350 6.4, 2005 F350 6.0, 04 F450 6.0
travisH3 is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome