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Old 08-23-2013, 06:30 PM
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6.4 or not

Thinking of getting a 6.4, since my 07 6.0 was stolen! I really like the power that they are capable of making! My question is are they harder to work on than the 6.0 and the expense of upgrading, how does that compare with the 6.0?
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:33 PM
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I was in the same situation as you- my 05 that was studded nd bullet proofed was stolen and totaled out by the insurance, I bought a 6.4 and it's been a good truck. But if I didn't have the warranty on it, I would've ditched it along time ago because there no way in hell I could've paid for some of the repairs. I don't have alot of cash sitting aside, so if the hpfp goes out- that means cab off and mucho dinero which I don't have.

Much harder to work on than the 6.0. After my warranty is up I'll be getting rid of the truck even if its still running good, because it's not if something is gonna break its when! And when it does and if you don't have warranty or deep pockets, good luck. Another reason I'm looking at the cummins- there's alot of room in those engine bays and all Work can be done without the cab coming off.


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They're harder to work on, but why plan on working on it? I'd plan on driving it!
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:34 AM
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Is the glass half full...or half empty???

It's going to break...plain and simple. Cummins' are going to break, DuraMaxs' are going to break. There's no way around it. All you can do, is take care of it the way you're supposed to and be a proud owner!
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I was in the same situation as you- my 05 that was studded nd bullet proofed was stolen and totaled out by the insurance, I bought a 6.4 and it's been a good truck. But if I didn't have the warranty on it, I would've ditched it along time ago because there no way in hell I could've paid for some of the repairs. I don't have alot of cash sitting aside, so if the hpfp goes out- that means cab off and mucho dinero which I don't have.

Much harder to work on than the 6.0. After my warranty is up I'll be getting rid of the truck even if its still running good, because it's not if something is gonna break its when! And when it does and if you don't have warranty or deep pockets, good luck. Another reason I'm looking at the cummins- there's alot of room in those engine bays and all Work can be done without the cab coming off.


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Because another car payment is better. Makes perfect sense to me. LOL!!!
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:51 PM
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Is the glass half full...or half empty???

It's going to break...plain and simple. Cummins' are going to break, DuraMaxs' are going to break. There's no way around it. All you can do, is take care of it the way you're supposed to and be a proud owner!
Yea, but the difference is the 6.4 is probably the hardest and the most expensive to repair.
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I was in the same situation as you- my 05 that was studded nd bullet proofed was stolen and totaled out by the insurance, I bought a 6.4 and it's been a good truck. But if I didn't have the warranty on it, I would've ditched it along time ago because there no way in hell I could've paid for some of the repairs. I don't have alot of cash sitting aside, so if the hpfp goes out- that means cab off and mucho dinero which I don't have.

Much harder to work on than the 6.0. After my warranty is up I'll be getting rid of the truck even if its still running good, because it's not if something is gonna break its when! And when it does and if you don't have warranty or deep pockets, good luck. Another reason I'm looking at the cummins- there's alot of room in those engine bays and all Work can be done without the cab coming off.


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Also, makes perfect sense to complain about reliability, then getting rid of a perfectly good running truck because you can't afford the repairs. Meanwhile, your mod list is train horns, speakers, 12" kicker, tint, HID's, tires & rims..... Not hatin. Just an observation.
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Yea, but the difference is the 6.4 is probably the hardest and the most expensive to repair.
Yes!

Well the type of work I'm in isn't doing as good as it was so I don't have the deeper pockets I used to have, so I'm looking at selling my truck and clear my debt / payment and buy another truck in full. And that truck will most likely be a cummins because I'll able to do the work on it if it requires say a stud job or something without pulling the cab.

Trust me, I love my 6.4 and it's a bad mofo, but I'm just trying to prepare for the future since I need my truck for work and to make money. And if something happens to it that requires the cab off and my warranty is gone then I might not be able to afford to fix it, so ok just tryin to plan ahead yano. If work picks up and we get rolling financially again, then of course I'll keep it! But if work doesn't pick up then I'll hafta find something that I can do all the work on myself, and after driving a diesel for 2 years, there's no way I'm going back to a gasser just plain and simple! So that's my reasoning fellas



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the glass is very full with my two 6.4's

best trucks I've owned and I've owned a lot of trucks
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Yes!

Well the type of work I'm in isn't doing as good as it was so I don't have the deeper pockets I used to have, so I'm looking at selling my truck and clear my debt / payment and buy another truck in full. And that truck will most likely be a cummins because I'll able to do the work on it if it requires say a stud job or something without pulling the cab.

Trust me, I love my 6.4 and it's a bad mofo, but I'm just trying to prepare for the future since I need my truck for work and to make money. And if something happens to it that requires the cab off and my warranty is gone then I might not be able to afford to fix it, so ok just tryin to plan ahead yano. If work picks up and we get rolling financially again, then of course I'll keep it! But if work doesn't pick up then I'll hafta find something that I can do all the work on myself, and after driving a diesel for 2 years, there's no way I'm going back to a gasser just plain and simple! So that's my reasoning fellas



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I'm with you man, I spent close to 10k fixing mine last year. I love my truck and it kills me to even think about getting rid of it and I hope to hang on to it a while but financially it would be a much better decision to get rid of it for me.
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