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Should I be afraid of buying a 6.4?

Hey guys, right now I'm in a 01 7.3 that has really been problem free for 190k other than a new Tranny. I'm ready for a new ride and really don't want to spend more than 28 grand. I'm seeing a lot of 08s around 70k miles in that price range. I'm wondering if I should be scared of buying one or what I should watch for. I would definitely delete the egr crap asap.
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There's been 6 of these threads in the last week and a half. Not jumping on you but just search around as this has been discussed in the 7.3, 6.0, and 6.4 forums many many many many and many times.


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Imagine if you spent half of the 28,000 dollars on your 7.3! Man you could biuld a awesome ride! And you already know what you need to improve and what would be the biggest bang for the buck.

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Imagine if you spent half of the 28,000 dollars on your 7.3! Man you could biuld a awesome ride! And you already know what you need to improve and what would be the biggest bang for the buck.
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Imagine if you spent half of the 28,000 dollars on your 7.3! Man you could biuld a awesome ride! And you already know what you need to improve and what would be the biggest bang for the buck.
Problem is I live in WNY so keeping up with the under carriage maintenance gets expensive and I'm ready for something new

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[QUOTE=mts678;6997225]There was just a thread on this 2 days ago. And there's many more. Have you not searched about this yet? Things to think about when going to a 6.4- can you afford a cab off procedure and the expense of doing other mods / replacement of parts while the cab is off? Are you going to work on the truck yourself or have somebody else do it? The 7.3 and 6.0 are easier to work on vs a 6.4 / 6.7. The 7.3 has been around for a while and parts are cheaper and more abundant versus the 6.4. Just depends on your lifestyle and deepness or shallowness of your wallet. I loved my 6.4 but I didn't have a big truck fund set aside for when **** hits the fan. The 7.3 fits my lifestyle and bank account better. This isn't the case for everybody obviously.

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I have both and hate driving my 7.3 more everyday.

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One of my best friends is a former Ford diesel tech that has his own business now. He does 100% of the work on my 6.0. He and his wife were in our wedding, and my wife and I were in theirs. He said he'd stop answering my calls if I bought a 6.4.

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I think that if you haven't done enough research on here to know what you're getting into than Yes, you should be scared.

If you've done your research, understand how the engines work, the pitfalls associated with the EPA crap, and how to pretty easily avoid those pitfalls than you should jump right in.

Owning one isn't for the kind of person who is going to read all the negative propoganda on here and base their decision on the 6.4 hearsay.
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There's been 6 of these threads in the last week and a half. Not jumping on you but just search around as this has been discussed in the 7.3, 6.0, and 6.4 forums many many many many and many times.


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I guess we can go ahead and close the 7.3 section and most of the 6.0 section then. Cause if we are gonna get smacked around for reasking a already covered question its gonna get ugly!

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