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Old 11-18-2012, 09:55 AM
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Going from a Dodge to a Ford 6.4

I have a 2004 Dodge 3500 SRW short bed and I need a dually with more cab room. I like Fords but I am unsure of the 6.4 diesel. Looking at 08-09 F450s. Am I headed down a path of disaster? I maintain all my vehicles and understand how the new diesels are designed.

Give me the basics. I have been reading the forums but I am getting mixed reviews on the 6.4s.

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Old 11-18-2012, 10:39 AM
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6.4 awesome. Just maintain. Gotta watch front cover particularly on low gear ratios.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:14 PM
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6.4 awesome. Just maintain. Gotta watch front cover particularly on low gear ratios.
What front cover are you talking about?
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to the water pump.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:16 PM
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don't get a 450 unless you need one!

I love my 6.4. I owned 15 dodge diesels prior to buying it, and I have bought another Dodge, but it was a 12v. I would NEVER go back to a 3rd gen
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:18 PM
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If you don't plan on deleting it I wouldn't buy one.
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Old 11-18-2012, 06:44 PM
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Delete what? Coach
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Old 11-19-2012, 03:18 AM
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:42 AM
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Do some forum searches for DPF delete and EGR delete. The 6.4 is a great motor when it is allowed to breathe and tuned right. But don't expect good fuel mileage and be prepared for the maintenance. Also if you can't delete and tune it because of state emission testing I wouldn't buy a 6.4.
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