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Old 09-09-2013, 07:25 PM
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Possibly Trading for a 6.0...Hmm???

Welllllll after almost a year trying to find my trucks vibration/grinding issue...I'm about to throw in the towel. It's getting worse by the day, but no one can find it. EVERYTHING drive train related has been changed and the problem still persists. My mechanic thinks it's Motor Mounts but he said he doesn't wanna do them because he doesn't know for 100% that that's the problem (he said they look good but sometimes that's decieving) and it's a $1300 job.

Soooooo....I've been casually looking for another rig. Yesterday I found a 2006 F350 with 81k miles on it and 2 owners. It's at the Ford dealership and they only want $22k for it...I'm certain I can probably pick it up for $19k at the most seeing as my 6.4 only has 68k miles on it, remaining engine warranty, and is 2 years newer. I'm pretty sure I can predict the answers this will get...but...What do yall think? We all know I've been through issues with the 6.0 but the way I look at it, is that it's cheaper to fix, easier to repair, and I actually know that motor like the back of my hand unlike the 6.4...and I also don't have to worry about a damn exhaust filter! On the other hand...it's a 6.0 and i'd be taking a loss in power...thuoghts???
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Well, you are in a tough spot my friend. If you go with the 6.0, you know you have to bullet proof it and add some power. Before you jump ship, I would try to get another opinion on your truck.....even if you have to travel to an "Expert."

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I know the feeling. My 6.4 was just out of warranty and there was now way I was owning one without a warranty. But I had a few issues with it under warranty and really didnt want to run the risk after warranty ran out. That and dealing with the dpf and emissions B.S. I said F-it. Made a good penny on selling my 6.4 and picked up a bullet proofed 6.0 with 62k on her for next to nothing.

My 6.0 is not as fast as my 6.4 but my 6.0 gets better MPG. All in all I am happy I made the jump back to 6.0 its a fun diesel to play with and mod and the best part is you can work on it your self. I know there are pros and cons to 6.4 vs 6.0 but the 6.0 worked better for me. As long as you know what your getting into with a 6.0 you should be fine. both diesel will cost you money its just witch one do you want to spend the money on.
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Thats exactly how I feel honestly...Ford has already dropped $10k into this truck and still fixed the problem. At least a 6.0 i know exactly what Im getting into
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Wow... I've just been thinking about going from a 6.0 to a 6.4 and see people bailing ship back to the old "crappy" 6.ohs.... LOL


What I'm saying is, I think I'll just stick with my pain in the azz 6.oh


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Personally, not a chance I would go backward. Take it to a different "tech" and find the problem. Something has to be causing it.
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If your looking for a good second opinion the guys at powerstroke specialty in buford, GA are pretty good guys they only deal with powerstrokes. Heard nothing but good things about them
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A new truck = a new set of issues. Try to fix the one you have.
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Can you describe the trucks problem and whats already been fixed replaced?
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Well according to Ford and a few other shops, theres nothing wrong with it...its just something vibrating against the firewall. Transfer case, Turbos, rear end, transmission have all been replaced/rebuilt. Two seperate Dealerships, Ford Engineers and two diesel shops have checked it and cant find anything wrong. It still runs strong and has no isses.. So maybe it is a exhaust vibe or something. Either way, Im ready to upgrade to a Crew Cab!
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