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Newbie looking at buying 6.4

Looking at buying a 2008 f250 CC 6.4. It has 62xxx miles and is all stock. Current owner bought with the turbos being bad or so he says. He claims they are making a ticking noise but that the motor should be fine. So basically I'm going to be able to go look at the truck, start it, and just go back and forth to make the tranny isn't locked up and 4x4 works. I'm new to the 6.4 and diesels in general. What should I be on the look out for with it having relativity low miles and the turbos supposedly being bad. Thanks in advance Dylan
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If its a loud ticking noise id pass.

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Would that indicate that the motor is trashed? And he says you can feel it it I'm the turbo
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Loud ticking can be a number of things but not good regardless. You'd have to open her up and see. Too many other trucks out there for sale to put that much effort into buying this one. JMHO. Good luck.

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It better be a phenomenal deal because it sounds like you dont have the expertise (or friends that do) to do the repairs, so that could be very costly. If you really want the truck that badly, get a quote on the repairs from a legit shop then they'll be bound to honor that and you know exactly what you're getting yourself into.
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Ya I have very little experience with problem diagnosis but I'm fine at the actual repairs. I've got my 6.0 torn down so I can stud it now but this bad boy seems like a hell of a deal but seams risky.
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Seams very risky to me. If you want take it to a good diesel shop, or the dealership and have them check it all out. Find out exactly what is wrong and what it will cost to fix. Things can get pretty expensive on a 6.4 in a hurry.

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Turbos might be an "easy" fix but what if you open her up and the valvetrain is hanging on by a thread or one of the pistons is burned up? Would that still make it worth it? Usually a knocking is a serious problem.

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Like the others have said, depends on what's causing that noise. It could be a cheap fix or it could set you back the price of a nice used vehicle.

The $100-200 you spend on getting it checked out at some place like a Ford dealer or diesel mechanic will determine if it's a steal or no deal.


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Sounds good I'll def take it to a dealer or shop to have it checked out. Thanks guys. And if anyone happens to know where I can get a frame and title for that same truck I'd appreciate it.
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