Would you buy another 6.4? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 08:13 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
StrokinNSmokin6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Would you buy another 6.4?

Hey guys I was thinking about upgrading my old reliable 7.3 to a nice 6.4 but I want to get your real honest opinion on them. I watch this section of the forum but naturally when you have a problem everyone posts on a forum so impressions can be skewed.

Tell me what you like, dont like, and if you would ever buy another 6.4 or if I am idiot for considering selling my 7.3 with 306k miles and going strong. The last thing I want is another 6.0 like I previously had.

The truck I am looking at is 08 F250 with 99k miles 4x4 with all the bells and whistles.

04 F350 With all the mods.

Last edited by StrokinNSmokin6.0; 01-31-2013 at 08:19 AM.
StrokinNSmokin6.0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 08:39 AM
Hunter of Trolls


 
drewactual's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: east coast
Posts: 2,060
Thanks: 98
Thanked 192 Times in 148 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
if power on the cheap is your goal, go for it...

if having enough power to do most jobs, longevity, and reliability is you goal- stick with the 7.3...

this durn 6.4 is the most temperamental gadget I've ever owned... but it sure is fun!!!
drewactual is offline  
post #3 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
StrokinNSmokin6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Power on the cheap is not really my goal. I m just wanting something a little newer for the better ride, more creature comforts and more power for towing my trailer and toys is always a plus.

I just don't want something that I am going to have to take into the shop or be constantly working on or throwing money at to keep it running. Why is yours temperamental and what sort of issues are you fighting?

04 F350 With all the mods.
StrokinNSmokin6.0 is offline  
post #4 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 08:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
fordpwrstroke7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Far From Bieber
Posts: 2,069
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I love my 6.4...favorite truck I've owned. I would buy another one before I buy a 6.7. The 6.7 is nice but they don't make a lot of power with aftermarket products, compared to a 6.4 right now.

If you like the 7.3, stick with it. Just don't go test drive a newer truck or you'll see what you're missing with the interiors and ride quality that a 7.3 lacks.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2008 F-350 CCLB
2004 F-250 CCSB (sold)
1997 F-250 CCSB (sold)
1994 F-250 ECLB (sold)
fordpwrstroke7 is offline  
post #5 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 08:55 AM
Hunter of Trolls


 
drewactual's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: east coast
Posts: 2,060
Thanks: 98
Thanked 192 Times in 148 Posts
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Quoted: 46 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
mine is really not tempermental.. I've only had one issue since owning it- a fuel rail pressure sensor- I've put about 10k miles on it is all..

it's temperamental because this place gives me the heepeejeepees about it.. I'm constantly watching the gauges.. I often turn down the radio and listen to the engine/drivetrain whilst driving about.. I constantly wait for the other shoe to drop.. I'm way too concerned about head gaskets giving up the ghost.. I change oil and have it analyzed which is something I've never done in 40 years of working on engines.. I change filters way too often.. I clean the dang thing not so much to keep it purty, but to be able to spot an issue before it blossoms into a problem..

it's not like your 7.3, which can take a .454 cassul to the block at muzzle velocity, and you still know it will get you and your cargo home..
drewactual is offline  
post #6 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 08:58 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
fordpwrstroke7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Far From Bieber
Posts: 2,069
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
My truck is currently getting a new short block and some injectors under warranty...I would still buy another one.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2008 F-350 CCLB
2004 F-250 CCSB (sold)
1997 F-250 CCSB (sold)
1994 F-250 ECLB (sold)
fordpwrstroke7 is offline  
post #7 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 AM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
goodoleboy45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: trenton ohio
Posts: 130
Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I've heard all the horried stores around the 6.0 but i still bought a 2006 with 100k on it i checked it all out before hand. I got to say I'm glade i got my truck i love it. Yeah i'm going to delete the egr and put an exhaust and tune on it this spring and regular maint is a must but i do that with every truck i've owned.It has a good amount of power,desent fuel mileage the later year 6.0 haven't been that bad with althose owners i've talk to who live around me and there are alot of SD 6.0 owners around you can't drive a mile down the road on any givin day an not pass two. Just my in put i'm a new owner take it for what it's worth

2006 F350 CCLB :grd
4 in MBRP turbo back stainless/ 5in chrome tip/ DAYSTAR leveling kit
SINISTER EGR delete/ SINISTER coolant filter/ ELC coolant
Blue Spring upgrade/ 6.4 Bandjo Bolts/ Metal intake tub/ SCT livewire (Vivian's Looney Tune)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

35x12.50x18 Toyo Opean Country ATII/ Recon smoked cab lights

NEXT
Sinister Engine bling
Upgrade standpipe/dummy plugs
SEMPER FI

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
goodoleboy45 is offline  
post #8 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 09:27 AM
Member
 
Blueboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Clovis
Posts: 51
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Re: Would you buy another 6.4?

I love mine and would absolutely buy another one. Mine has 170,000 miles and I've put 15,000 on out in the year I've had it and only had 2 issues. The high pressure fuel pump from 2 bad tanks of fuel in 2 days and a leaking radiator. Other than that it has been great.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
Blueboy is offline  
post #9 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 09:40 AM
Member
 
FlintRidgeFarmSN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Alabama
Posts: 55
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
If you maintain it right it will be a good truck for you. I view the 6.4 as Ford's EPA equipment guinea pig. Because of that some have no problems and some do. However you can just bullet proof it and delete all the emissions equipment if need be. Ive had mine for almost 2 years now and have 99K on it. Great truck.

08 F250 Crew Cab SB 4wd
-SCT Livewire with RCD 450 Tune
-Diamond Eye DPF/CAT Delete
-4" MBRP DPF Back with 5" Tip
-Sinister EGR Delete
-35" Nitto Trail Grapplers

At some places they play football...at Alabama we live it.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
FlintRidgeFarmSN is offline  
post #10 of 135 Old 01-31-2013, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
Compression Ignition Addict
 
StrokinNSmokin6.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 388
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by goodoleboy45 View Post
I've heard all the horried stores around the 6.0 but i still bought a 2006 with 100k on it i checked it all out before hand. I got to say I'm glade i got my truck i love it. Yeah i'm going to delete the egr and put an exhaust and tune on it this spring and regular maint is a must but i do that with every truck i've owned.It has a good amount of power,desent fuel mileage the later year 6.0 haven't been that bad with althose owners i've talk to who live around me and there are alot of SD 6.0 owners around you can't drive a mile down the road on any givin day an not pass two. Just my in put i'm a new owner take it for what it's worth
I have had 2 6.0's my 03 I should have never sold but it was when the FICM was having so many issues no one had a fix and changing them every 4-6 months was expensive. My 06 King Ranch was a POS it spent more time in the shop or in my garage with the hood up (when it was out of warranty) than it did on the road. That thing ate turbos for lunch.

I am glad to hear yours is running great and I know that some of the 6.0's are good and I had one but the 06 makes me very hesitant.....

Quote:
Originally Posted by Blueboy View Post
I love mine and would absolutely buy another one. Mine has 170,000 miles and I've put 15,000 on out in the year I've had it and only had 2 issues. The high pressure fuel pump from 2 bad tanks of fuel in 2 days and a leaking radiator. Other than that it has been great.

Sent from my SGH-T989 using AutoGuide.Com Free App
That is not bad for 170k miles and I appreciate the response! Have you put a new transmission in it or do any heavy hauling?

04 F350 With all the mods.
StrokinNSmokin6.0 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
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