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post #1 of 23 Old 12-31-2012, 10:06 PM Thread Starter
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Take the plung? Trade in my 7.3 for a 6.4? Pros-Cons

I am really thinking of trading my 01 CC 7.3 in for a 08-10 F250. The stock power is awesome. I like everything about them except some of the horror stories I hear about them being the "next 6.0" If I could afford a 6.7 I would go that route but right now the 6.4's are in my price range. Im looking for advice,tips,what to expect with the 6.4 etc...
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its like any other vehicle..if u take care of it...itll take care of u...theres probable plenty of good engines out there but people only hear bad about em,...i was scared to buy my 6.0 i took a chance and i love it i also test drove a 6.4 a 09 ccsb XLT loved the power but couldnt spend 32k

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Not being rude brother, but there is about 50 threads on this very exact subject. Also read the 6.4 stickies to get the 411 on what to modify, how to do it, exhaust options, tuner options, everything you need to know to get started. Also get an oasis report for the trucks ur interested in, it's a report that documents any work done on the truck at any ford dealership.


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I got my 08 f250 cclb fx4 lariat with 116,xxx miles on it, tuned and deleted, with the wheels and tires with matching spair for $25k. 2 owner Texas truck, I feel like I got a decently good deal and they're out there for you too!


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6.4 all the way, if you got the cash. Havnt had my 6.0 even a month and it took a dump. I am just in love with the body style and the rest of the pickup is why I bought it...

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Yeah man, the interior is such am upgrade along with the ride. It's just so much more badazz in many ways you just can't go wrong. You'll have severe permagrin for a long extended period of time. Instill suffering from permagrin, hell it's probably probably a life long side effect


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I was in the same boat as you in august, I just happened to be looking at 08's online and find the exact truck I wanted. 08 f350 white with a super cab. Low miles and a good price.

I did some research and saw I would have to budget around $1000 to do the dpf delete and wouldnt get the milage I got with my 7.3l.

A few months later I am very happy with the truck, the updated interior is nice and the truck is so smooth and quiet. And while I dont beat on or race the truck the extra power is nice when passing on the highway. The only cons are the fuel milage. on a medium tune mostly highway I can get 16-16.5mpg In my 7.3l I was getting closer to 18mpg


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MTS678, Its cool man I have read all the others on here and the other sites just trying to over load with info since I kept myself in the dark about the 6.4's so I wouldnt buy one lol..But now just like my 7.3 I am hungry for info and want to get as much as possible! So far its looking like I am going to get an Oasis report,Check engine hours,plan on DPF/EGR delete with proper tunes(if its not a PITA! engine looks pretty stuffed!) also noticed a few guys saying using a monitor on the test drive? What kind of monitor and what should I be watching for?
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MTS678, Its cool man I have read all the others on here and the other sites just trying to over load with info since I kept myself in the dark about the 6.4's so I wouldnt buy one lol..But now just like my 7.3 I am hungry for info and want to get as much as possible! So far its looking like I am going to get an Oasis report,Check engine hours,plan on DPF/EGR delete with proper tunes(if its not a PITA! engine looks pretty stuffed!) also noticed a few guys saying using a monitor on the test drive? What kind of monitor and what should I be watching for?
That's it- your on the right track! And yes to a monitor, one that will tell you the eot and ect. There's many monitors out there, but I like the edge cts insight. You can monitor up to 8 pid's at once. And it's a nice big screen. You want to make sure when driving 65mph on a flat road that the temperature difference between the oil and coolant temps don't exceed 15-20 degree difference. If they're that different and the oil temp is 218-230 or higher the oil cooler is clogged and will only get worse!

If I didn't explain that right the other guys will chime in, kinda hard to type it all out on this dang phone!

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Any chance someone can email me an Oasis report on this truck? VIN:1FTSW21R38EB12404 . Its an 08 88k still got warranty clean fully loaded for 26K seems pretty good
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