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Old 09-18-2013, 04:50 PM
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Thinking about an 08 F250 CCRB 4x4

Sorry to beat a dead horse here guys but I'm thinking about trading my 2011 silverado 1500 CCSB 4x4 26xxx miles lifted with a full exhaust 4.88 gears cai and a tune for a completely stock 08 F250 CCSB with 64xxx miles on it good or bad idea? I mean I love my truck but I have always wanted a diesel
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Not sure you can really compare the two. I guess it depends on what you want to do with the diesel.
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get an oasis report on the 08 from your local ford dealer and see if there are any maintenance records on it.
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I was a GM guy, still am- only fords I like is a Powerstroke... That being said, after making the switch to a turbo diesel I was hooked instantly! I'll never drive a gasser truck again lol.
Here's what you need to think when buying a diesel. Are you getting a warranty on it? The 6.4 & 6.7 requires cab off procedure for a few different repairs, and there's no way around it. So if no warranty then I'd buy a diesel truck that doesn't require the cab to be removed for any repairs so you can work on it yourself easily.

I had a 6.4 and it was a bad mf'er, but with these newer diesels it's almost more of a "when is something gunna chit on me" and not a "is it gunna chit on me" kinda thing. Just ask any diesel mechanic how happy they get when a 6.0, 6.4, and 6.7 rolls into the shop. It's an easy $500-$1000 anytime somethin eff's up on em. 7.3's are easier to work on, parts are more abundant, and they're not at the mechanic shops as much as the newer ones are.


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hes right on that one.... some repairs can cost more than the whole vehicle haha
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hes right on that one.... some repairs can cost more than the whole vehicle haha
Lol that's why I went to a 7.3, and I feel so much better, more piece of mind with this 7.3. When you romp on a 6.4 or 6.7, your praying in the back of your mind that you don't hear a rod being thrown or something grinding ECT, and when your romping on a 7.3 all your brain is doing is listening to that badass diesel sound not a worry one bit!


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Hey DieselOutlaw, I am in the same boat as you...Although I have an 06 F150 lifted 8" with 37's and 4.88 gears and am looking at switching to a diesel. With that said, I am looking at a 08 F350 Regular cab with 179,000 miles that is wicked clean and well taken care of (appearance wise). I havent looked at the Oasis report but the dealer has on record that it's a one-owner with all maintenence done at a Ford dealership.

Its listed for $17,000 and was wondering if I should stay away from a 6.4 with that high of miles. Any thoughts from anyone?? If it was used to tow, im afraid of how high those EGT's got and if its too late to EGR delete it and such.
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Hey DieselOutlaw, I am in the same boat as you...Although I have an 06 F150 lifted 8" with 37's and 4.88 gears and am looking at switching to a diesel. With that said, I am looking at a 08 F350 Regular cab with 179,000 miles that is wicked clean and well taken care of (appearance wise). I havent looked at the Oasis report but the dealer has on record that it's a one-owner with all maintenence done at a Ford dealership.

Its listed for $17,000 and was wondering if I should stay away from a 6.4 with that high of miles. Any thoughts from anyone?? If it was used to tow, im afraid of how high those EGT's got and if its too late to EGR delete it and such.
That price is way to high. Buy what you want, but look into what it takes to get repairs done when catastrophic failures happen, and on these 6.4's it's normally a chain reaction.


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Read this other thread on the 7.3 section, From 6.4 to 7.3


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get an oasis report on the 08 from your local ford dealer and see if there are any maintenance records on it.
There has been a retune, radiator replaced, and wheel bearings and ball joints all done at the dealer it was bought from as well as minor maintenance done at the dealer it's got 65000 miles and looks very clean. As far as what I am gonna use it for is hauling my tractor and equipment my 1500 doesn't get it done in these hills of WV
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