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Bullet Proofing My 2008 6.4 122,000 miles

Hey Guys, I've got 122,000 miles on my 2008 Job 1 6.4 I love the truck and would like to keep it for a long time. I'm out of warranty and want to make it reliable as possible. Powerstroke Specialiies is only 5 miles from me and I would take it to them.

I deleted the DPF at 60,000 miles and use a Spartan tuner to stop regens. I also installed a coolant filter at the same time. I follow the maintenance schedule to a T.

I have had no problems with the truck ( hava owned it since 50,000 miles) except I just installed my third radiator last week, fist one lasted till 53,000 the second till 122,000 miles.

What would you guys do to make this truck last?
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EGR and cooler delete, ccv mod

08 F350 JOB 1
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Re: Bullet Proofing My 2008 6.4 122,000 miles

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EGR and cooler delete, ccv mod
I thought the egr cooler issues were a 6.0 thing?

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Who has the best EGR and EGR Cooler delete kit and what is a CCV Mod?
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Who has the best EGR and EGR Cooler delete kit and what is a CCV Mod?
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I think all the kits do the same thing just make sure to get the EGR delete kit that includes the intake elbow. PTP has a kit that is well priced.

Ccv mod - your crank case vents into the intake which ends up pushing oil through your intercooler and into the intake system. I just blocked off the side going into the intake and vented the crank case to atmosphere by connecting a longer hose to the one that comes off the oil fill canister. Some people also use a catch can but mine seems to be working well.

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CCV MOD
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Here's the one I got. Good quality and a cheap price.

PTP Ford 08-10 6.4L EGR/Cooler Delete Kit

DIY CCV Mod:

CCV Mod??

Here's what I used for my CCV mod and it worked out real nice:

35mm ebay air filter from china. $4.58
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Gates 28517 heater hose shaping coil x2 so there are no kinks. $18.16
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Goodyear 1" ID x 12ft gas hose. $66.55
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The shaping coils really work well in keeping the hose in a nice un-kinked 90 degree bend from the CCV to down the fender.

You could go with a cheaper hose from home depot or somewhere but I just wanted a system I would never have to worry about.

Hope it helps...


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Bullet Proofing My 2008 6.4 122,000 miles

Check out the general 6.4 modifications thread stickied at the top of this section...


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I would just stay on top of your maint schedule and keep driving it as-is
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Check out the general 6.4 modifications thread stickied at the top of this section...
This is a great place to get a good idea of what to do. Tons of good info in there thanks to Country Aggie!


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Like stated above get rid of egr and do CCV mod those two together are deadly what it does to the internals. It's just great piece of mind. Best bang for your buck is ptp

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