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Besides the high prices of the new Superduty the 6.4 motor is a sound design. That is once you turn off and tear out all of the emmision equipment. I have a '10with 65k miles on it with no troubles. Despite not having a crystal ball, I do not see any issues on the horizon. Just watch the maintainance schedule closely.
I started to have some concerns last year with some slight increase in metals in my oil analysis. I immediately got away from any "low emmision" engine oil (5K mile changes) and went back to CI-4 Plus. I can't say it was a dramatic change but the values are headed significantly down in the right direction. Beside the terrible effects of DPF and EGR systems have on these engines I never felt the oils of low ash, zinc etc were anyway near the quality of old. I did notice at year two and about 50000 miles my coolant was toast. There is something to those coolant stories. Check every year!
As they say every little bit helps, and watch the maintenance. But take stock in the fact all things mechanical eventually break. I won't be losing sleep over that. And I sure won't be driving any other brand!
2010 F-350 Lariat CC LB 3:55
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