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Old 03-20-2014, 06:46 PM
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Mishimoto Aluminum radiator & replacment EGRs and other questions

Guys,
I bought my 2008 KR used with 94,000 miles on it have not even made the first payment and this is what has been done already.

1. Replaced both Thermostats.
2. did the 100k service early
3. #7 injector took a crap warranty covered it
4. Had dealer replace #5 injector as it had intermittent code paid out of pocket on this one.


Now it has the dreaded leaking radiator leaky from drivers side.


It has the Tee installed and upgraded upper radiator hose with white end but the lower hose has black on both ends is this the old style?


I have a complete drive train warranty forever on the truck I.E Engine/Transmission/transfer case/differentials/turbo thru warranty forever.


So here is my question do I get rid of the truck as fast as possible before I basically have to put 20k into it or keep it and do the fixes below?


Go ahead and replace the radiator with Mishimoto aluminum radiator Ford 6.4L Powerstroke Aluminum Radiator, 2008-2010, by Mishimoto


Replace both EGR's with the upgraded Bulletproof ones from 6.4L EGR Coolers


So replacing the above with the installation looking at spending another $2,700 into the truck will this make it more reliable or am I just throwing my money away.


I don't want to do any tune or mods to the truck so I don't void the lifetime warranty so what are your thoughts please?
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:09 AM
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It seems like all 6.4 owners will eventually need to put an aluminum radiator. They all seem to leak eventually. Where are you located? If there is no emissions testing I would delete the egr coolers. You can get a delete kit for $280. Yes if the lower hose has a black end it is the old style hose. I would do the updated lower hose when you do the radiator. All these things along with a dpf delete and programmer will make your truck more reliable. Hope this helps.

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Old 03-21-2014, 07:24 AM
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In order to keep the lifetime drivetrain warranty i do not want any mods hence why i asked if i went with the upgraded egrs and the aluminum radiator if it would make the truck more reliable?

I love the truck but need reliability and not wondering when next breakdown would occur. Knowing all these issues with this design i never would have bought it.

Right now looking do i spend the extra $3,000 into the truck to try and fix the piss poor designs of the ford factory or just run away and trade it in on a 2011 dodge 2500 5.7 hemi truck that has a proven motor and does not cost near anywhere to repair as this 6.4 pos?

It sucks i am even dealing with this because my wife and I love the king ranch.
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Old 03-21-2014, 07:59 AM
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Yes the mods you listed will make the truck more reliable. Me personally I would not own a 6.4 stock. As far as the decision if you should keep the truck or sell it, that will be a decision you need to make
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Pretty much if you don't delete it you will have issues. Look around on here. Btw the warranty for these trucks aren't worth the paper there written on. They will deny it for any stupid reason. But it really depends on your dealer. They could decide to deny it over your "bullet proof" parts.

You could delete the dpf and tune it and if you have a issue put it back stock.



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Calling the 6.4 a pos is a bit of an overstatement. It's a great motor as it was originally designed and intended before the EPA got their grubby hands on it. Personally as stated above I wouldn't own a 6.4 stock. With all the crap MIA my truck runs beautifully. Oil analysis is better than some brand new trucks...

But my tuned 6.4 is gonna have to be pried from my hands before I get rid of it. Modded correctly and treated and maintained with care they will last a very long time and be reliable.

Even bulletproof EGRs put soot into the motor. And eventually the regens occurring to clean the DPF will kill your #7 & #8 cylinders from dumping fuel into them on exhaust strokes. If I had to have a stock powerstroke. 6.7 all the way.


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[QUOTE=CountryAggie;8619161]Calling the 6.4 a pos is a bit of an overstatement. It's a great motor as it was originally designed and intended before the EPA got their grubby hands on it.


You are correct the motor is great all the emissions crap is why it is a pos i should not have to spend another $2,000-$5,000 and skirt federal regs to have a reliable truck by modding it so it does not break down on me.

I traded a 2002 chevy avalanche in i had since new had 154,000 miles on it and never had a check engine light the whole time i owned it with a 5.3 and i maintained it i needed something more than a 1/2 ton so i opted for the KR big mistake i have decided to find an older ford or something else prior to all this epa crap. So if somebody wants to buy this truck it is up for sale now.
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I wasn't calling it a pos. I love my 6.4. I have 131k on mine now and not one issue. Not even the radiator. Mines still the factory one and so are the hoses. But I will never have one stock. The dpf kills it. This isn't just a ford problem. My buddies with duracrap and cummins have the same issues. One of the 08 duracraps is on it third motor.


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You are correct the motor is great all the emissions crap is why it is a pos i should not have to spend another $2,000-$5,000 and skirt federal regs to have a reliable truck by modding it so it does not break down on me.

I traded a 2002 chevy avalanche in i had since new had 154,000 miles on it and never had a check engine light the whole time i owned it with a 5.3 and i maintained it i needed something more than a 1/2 ton so i opted for the KR big mistake i have decided to find an older ford or something else prior to all this epa crap. So if somebody wants to buy this truck it is up for sale now.


Sounds like you may need to stick with a 3/4 ton gaser.



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Sounds like you may need to stick with a 3/4 ton gaser.



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Yep already looking! I dont need to pull 12,000 lbs or more
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