New to the 6.4 game - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-30-2013, 11:29 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 583
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
New to the 6.4 game

I just signed off on my 08 6.4 today. And curious what are some things I should look it for? What should I do too it to get the best out of the 6.4 monster. And what problems typically occur? I used to drive a 7.3 and this is a huge leap for me. Any input is appreciated.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 07-30-2013, 12:12 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 583
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Curiosity. Why does it go through regen so often? How do I fix that?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:02 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 

Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 12
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I just bought a 2010 6.4 and am new to the game as well. I am looking for modifications that improve engine reliability and mpg. I dont have a need for more power. Any suggestiongs for mpg and relability would be great.

Thanks,
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:15 PM
Yeah it's a Turbo Diesel
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 3,250
Thanks: 30
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
Go to the 6.4 general section and read the stickie there that's posted by country aggie. It answers alot of questions and then some, great info to gain for a new 6.4 owner. The 6.4 is a beast once you delete the emissions equipment and tune it (that's how you get rid of the regens by deleting the emissions equipment).


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:16 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 583
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I'm going to do the egr and dpf deletes. And I'm trying to decide if I want Spartan or H&S tuner?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:19 PM
Yeah it's a Turbo Diesel
 

Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 3,250
Thanks: 30
Thanked 22 Times in 22 Posts
Feedback Score: 11 reviews
Well if you tow alot then I'd say mini maxx as you can change tunes with a touch of a button- like switch between the race tune and down to the tow tune. With spartan you can't switch on the fly you have to re download and install the desired tune.


Sent from AutoGuide.com App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:34 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 2,825
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jerzyperson View Post
I'm going to do the egr and dpf deletes. And I'm trying to decide if I want Spartan or H&S tuner?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
this is a touchy question and has been answered countless times. do a search and make youre own decision about what features you like best.

x1000 on reading the "general 6.4 modifications" thread by countryaggie. very informative and goes over just about everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:47 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 583
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Alright. Thanks! I don't tow allot right now. I wouldn't mind stopping to change tunes. But I want power and practicality. I want the most without being "that guy" I have heard allot about the mini. And very little about Spartan except Spartan makes the 6.4 a monster.

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 07-30-2013, 02:58 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Lakeland, FL
Posts: 2,825
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yes spartan does. to the point that i feel the 350hp tune is not safe for the street. i run the 300hp tune full time and it fits my needs perfectly, the 310 and 350hp tunes have a very touchy throttle. the 300 im running now drives like stock (once the tranny shifts soften out) for the first half throttle then after that its a rocket.

you cannot go wrong with either H&S or spartan. spartan has more power and a better gauge display but H&S has the shift on the fly, custom tunability, and the ability to adjust the speedo and disable the TPMS.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 07-30-2013, 03:15 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 583
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
You like your Spartan then?

Sent from AutoGuide.com Free App
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
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:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
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:

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
Display Modes

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



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors