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6.4 should I be scared

I have an 08 job 3 6.4 with 78,000!miles my premium car warranty is up in a couple weeks and just wanting some opinions if this truck will still serve me right without a lot of money in repair. I know its hard to predict. I have spartan tuner, dpf delete 4 inch, afe intake. I run rotella t6 and change it every 200 hours along with fuel filters. Is there anything else. Thanks for the input



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6.4 powerstrokes are very reliable... Especially when the emissions equipment is deleted. I'd drive without worry if I were you.

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rotella??? seems like motorcraft is the way to go only....
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rotella t6 is good stuff... 'specially in the winter... I'm not aware of any motorcraft branded oil that is any better.

dpf disappearance is a good thing...
at least blocked egr is a good thing...
lift pump by airdog or fass is a good thing...
coolant filter after a swap to elc is a good thing...
cvs mod is a good thing...
allowing your egt's to drop below 300* before killing ignition is a good thing...
oil analysis and swapping oil on prescribed schedule is a good thing...

driving it like you're paying for it is a good thing...
regular servicing and inspection is a good thing (change your own oil, crawl around under and over the truck whilst it drains looking for issues, and that little activity will save you bookoo bucks)...

A bobblehead doll depicting the deity of your flavor on the dash is a good thing... I 'spose.. I like betty boop with a hula personally, so when I accelerate hard enough I get to peek her snatch... I don't know if that is a good thing or not, but it amuses me..
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I would drive it like I have with my truck for the past thousands of miles , but that's me and that's been my luck with my great performing truck. It's hard to say if your truck will or will not last forever, just depends how well you take care of it which I suppose you do. I rarely lend out my truck, and I always keep up with the maintenance, the hardest part about owing the truck was the mortgage on it but that part is gone, now I just have the second part to worry about which is the Fuel haha
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I wouldn't worry much. I'd seek out DPF removal if feasible.
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allowing your egt's to drop below 300* before killing ignition is a good thing...
Wow, how long do you wait for your EGTs to cool down? Once mine gets to 375-400 I shut her down. Unless your egt probe is post turbo.

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Wow, how long do you wait for your EGTs to cool down? Once mine gets to 375-400 I shut her down. Unless your egt probe is post turbo.
I'm not sure I have that kind of time either.

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My egts cool down to 300 within a min

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its not just the 6.4 but any turbocharged engine should be cooled down prior to shutting off which why the turbo timer was invented. takes me 15-30 seconds to get under 300* but i also coast and barely accelerate when in near parking. this is in 90-100*+ heat and humidity.

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