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post #1 of 5 Old 01-11-2013, 02:27 PM Thread Starter Rookie
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buying new truck....

Hey guys, nee to the forums here and am looking for someadvice on 6.4 trucks. Ive had 7.3s before but this would be my first 6.4 and am a little hesitant so far.

2008 Ford F-350 Harley Davidson 4X4

This is the truck I am thinking about buying. Any helpful information or thoughts about buying a 6.4 would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance, Mike.
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Mike there is a ton of information on the site. I was all over forums for weeks learning all I could before buying mine. The 7.3 is very reliable and proven. I love the looks of the 6.4, love the interior, and much better ride. I hate the emission and DPF crap on my 6.4. Don't get scared reading horror stories. Keep in mind, most come here when they are having problems.

Read up some then ask specific questions to help narrow it down.
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This question should become a sticky.

Check for leaks on the front and rear of engine and trans.
Check flow from the water separator.
Look for damaged suspension pieces.
Look at hoses and radiator for signs of leaks.
Get an OASIS report.
Check fluid levels (and colors).

Nothing out of the ordinary besides that.

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Hey Doss... Wanna write up a thread to be stickied?! lol someone needs to do it. I def don't have the expertise for this... I'm just a tinkerer...

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If that truck runs good then you're getting a great deal. Less than a year ago I paid $35k for my '08 f250 HD which looks exactly like yours. Mine was a one owner private sale, and it only had 55k miles, but it's been a great truck. A minor oil leak at the front pump cover and replaced both batteries but other than that I love it. The oil leak was under warranty BTW. If yours is stock you still have some warranty under the 100k plan so even if it has minor issues Ford will usually fix it.

2008 F250 Harley Davidson 4x4, Upgraded LED lighting, JL Audio 13.5" Stealthbox, JL Audio C3 door speakers, JL Audio 500.1 for the stealthbox, JL Audio 400.4 for the doors, Viper 5704 alarm/SmartStart and GPS tracker, JimmiJammer door plates, JimmiJammer gateguard, Delete front lock/rear handle swap, DPF delete, MiniMaxx, 2.5" level, Sinister coolant filter, 55w 6000k HID's driving/fog lights, S+B CAI, MBRP 5" DP back exhaust, 35x12.5x20 TIS 20" rims, Nitto Trail Grapplers, adjustable track bar.
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