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I am in the process of selling my 2003 F250 and getting into a 08. I am well aware of everything to diagnose in a 6.0, I did my studs myself so I am pretty prepared for a 6.4

I have a scan reader, torque app etc etc to read DTC codes so what else should I be really looking for in these engines? Most of the trucks I am looking at are at 100,000 - 125,000 Miles.

I appreciate the help!

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Engine hours. Should be able to toggle to it on the dash.
DPF, imo, is toast after about 100K.
Check for signs of coolant leaks too. Because that radiator is the first thing to go out.
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Engine hours. Should be able to toggle to it on the dash.
DPF, imo, is toast after about 100K.
Check for signs of coolant leaks too. Because that radiator is the first thing to go out.
That is all? Geez easy engines lol

The 6.0 has a Nasa like check book when buying

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That's just what I could think of off the top of my head.
Obviously if you notice any modifications, check to make sure they were a quality job.
Might check the easy to see bushings on the front of the cab. See if they are still there.
Pull the air filter out and see how it looks and on the intake path.
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Check to ensure blowby is normal. 6.4s have more blowby than other engines, but if it rhythmically pulses or has enough force to push the cap off the tube, then it's broke. Get it compression tested, I don't care what anyone else tells you. Check the fuel water separator as well, make sure it drains nice, make sure it opens easily.

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