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Old 05-26-2013, 03:20 PM
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New Owner 6.4 Looking for advice

I recently purchased a 2008 F-350 with a 6.4 liter and would like some advice on what the best thing to do for long engine life and better fuel efficiency. It currently has 143K miles and is bone stock. One owner serviced by selling dealer since new as suggested by Ford. I have all the records on the truck. It's only problem has been it had a new radiator installed at 9K and again at 27K both by the selling dealer. Truck runs great but previous owner ( good friend ) says it seems a little down on power. My dealer just completed full service and updated PCM.. No problems found by dealer. I have purchased a very large number of trucks from this dealer so I know they are shooting me straight. I have been reading about DPF Delete and chips but really don't have a clue if that is what I need. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I know very little abut diesel's and have not owned one in some time. Thanks in advance for you help with this..
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Go to the 6.4 forum and give general 6.4 mods a read. It`s very informative
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Thanks I will check it out..
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Welcome to the Org.

You seem to have a good truck in your hands, and it's great that you personally know the owner and get valuable information concerning the vehicle you have purchased. The sluggish power, I could be wrong, but it could be both the EGR starting to soot up with the miles that have been put on it stock, thats if the DPF is performing well and the air filter has been serviced recently.

My truck is a 2008 also, but F-250 with 183,XXX mi. I bought it knew in April 2008 and ran it stock till a little bit over 100k mi when I finally installed a DPF delete tune. For me, it was the best thing I ever did, but I have to say the the most important thing I did when stock and done after the deletes was/is maintnance. Always check the fluids and gauges and if you dont tow much, step on it once in a while, babying the truck will cause soot build up.
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I picked mine up last week. Initial perception was it is down on power, as well. Then, a few days later, I took it out and hammered it. Smooth as silk. Gives an illusion if slow. It is actually deceptively quick.
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Thanks for the info Guys. I have been talking with friends and have located a shop in NC that I am going to let make the mods on my truck. What they have suggested is 5" exhaust from the Turbo back, chip and cold air intake. Let me know if this forum thinks this is an acceptable change to the stock vehicle. I noticed a small oil leak on the front of the engine and had it checked out by the dealer. It appears to be the front main seal. It is at the dealer now being fixed. The warranty is covering the repair. I will be able to check out the engine as soon as they get it tore down. since they are this far into taking it apart is there any suggestions to anything else that I need to have completed at this time since it is tore apart? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.. Again guys thanks in advance for your help in educating me on this new venture...

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Thanks for the info Guys. I have been talking with friends and have located a shop in NC that I am going to let make the mods on my truck. What they have suggested is 5" exhaust from the Turbo back, chip and cold air intake. Let me know if this forum thinks this is an acceptable change to the stock vehicle. I noticed a small oil leak on the front of the engine and had it checked out by the dealer. It appears to be the front main seal. It is at the dealer now being fixed. The warranty is covering the repair. I will be able to check out the engine as soon as they get it tore down. since they are this far into taking it apart is there any suggestions to anything else that I need to have completed at this time since it is tore apart? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.. Again guys thanks in advance for your help in educating me on this new venture...

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I would ask them if you bought ARP studs if they would install them for you. The head studs on these trucks are better then then 6.0s but can still be a weak link when tuned. And since they are already in there might as well have it done.
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Again thanks for all the info... the education is well appreciated and will be put to good use.. I will keep all those of you that have volunteered your knowledge updated on the progress of the transformation to a better truck..
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