Buying a 6.4 - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 01-10-2013, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mazomanie, wi
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Buying a 6.4

Hey guys,
looking at an 08 6.4 this week sometime. It has 138k on it with the manual transmission. Stock as far as I can tell. What do I need to specifically look for in regards to the motor? I have a couple 6.0s and 7.3's but dont know much about the 6.4 Just want to know what I need to check out concerning the motor! T

Thanks!!

2008 F350 6.4 6spd Crew Cab Dually, 4x4, Lariat

03 F350 6.0, 6spd, reg cab, srw
PHP tuned FICM, ECM
EGR Delete
Edge juice platinum with attiude
4 inch straight pipe
161k
FOR SALE!!

03 F350 Lariat 6.0, DRW, CC, auto
FICM, ECM, TCM programmed by PHP.
Gryphon with custom tunes from PHP
4 inch straight pipe
Zoodad
High idle mod

01 xlt F250 7.3, ext cab, long bed, 6sp, stock..for now
fordfarmer11 is offline  
post #2 of 4 Old 01-10-2013, 06:04 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Doss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The 'Sip
Posts: 734
Thanks: 10
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The usual things:

Front and rear of engine and transmission for leaks.
Check the radiator hoses and end caps for leaks.
Bring a disposable bottle with you and check the water separator for flow (low flow means it probably wasn't checked very often).
Check your suspension bits for excessive play.
Get service records and OASIS report
Look at coolant levels and color.
Drive truck and check response and for smoke when acceleration/under load.
Excessive noise when idling or running (it's going to be a lot quieter than your 6.0).
Make sure the heater works.
Inspect the brakes
Check all fluid levels to make sure they are where they need to be.


It may be your only purpose in life is to serve as a warning for others.
Doss is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 01-10-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Mazomanie, wi
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Is there a way I can tell if the radiator has been updater or replace or what not?

2008 F350 6.4 6spd Crew Cab Dually, 4x4, Lariat

03 F350 6.0, 6spd, reg cab, srw
PHP tuned FICM, ECM
EGR Delete
Edge juice platinum with attiude
4 inch straight pipe
161k
FOR SALE!!

03 F350 Lariat 6.0, DRW, CC, auto
FICM, ECM, TCM programmed by PHP.
Gryphon with custom tunes from PHP
4 inch straight pipe
Zoodad
High idle mod

01 xlt F250 7.3, ext cab, long bed, 6sp, stock..for now
fordfarmer11 is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 01-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Doss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: The 'Sip
Posts: 734
Thanks: 10
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
OASIS report.


It may be your only purpose in life is to serve as a warning for others.
Doss is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









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