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Old 04-15-2014, 06:27 AM
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Going to look at a 6.4 for sale tonight. Looking for advice/imput

As the title states im going to look at used 6.4 tonight. I am new to the 6.4 and just looking for any input, advice, thoughts on this truck. I have a pretty dialed 01 7.3 that i love but for what this guy is asking its tough not to at least LOOOK at the truck! hahaha.

This is what i know as of right now,

2008 crew cab long box lariat
185,000 miles and bone stock
exterior is in great shape, ive seen the truck driving around town.

So being bone stock with those miles has me a little suspect. If its been re-gening for that many miles the turbos cant be loving life can they???? anything else i should be worried about????

Owner says its been a great truck, never had any issues. Im thinking possibly a ticking time bomb??????

Ill give more info when i look at it!!

Thank you everyone
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That's a lot of miles to be left stock, I would check engine hours at least. Probably check for coolant leaks, check oil level to see if its overfilled.
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I agree, check engine hours. Check receipts. See if the DPF has ever been replaced. and the radiator. If not, that's a lot of miles on those parts. Especially the DPF if it's a lot of idle time.
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No offense to OP because he isn't the first, nor the last, but this has to be the 10,000 thread just like this, all will have the same replies.

No matter what the truck is, looks like, rides like, if you ask this question, you will get the same answers everytime.

Again, not hating on OP, he's new, but people, please read before posting on this topic, been covered 100 times in past 2 weeks.
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:52 AM
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alright guys thanks for the help. would you guys be worried about motor damage or turbo damage with those kinda miles with dpf still intact?

ill get the vin and see if i can get a service report and make sure it has all the correct stuff! if it has 185k and running good with no leaks im sure most of those little issues with the 08's are probably taken care of.

i apologize madcat for the redundant post.
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Unless its dirt cheap I think I'd walk away. 6.4's (high mileage ones) aren't something you go into w/o a nice savings account waiting. These trucks are expensive to fix when something breaks.
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I would be concerned about excessive engine wear with the DPF still intact.
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my 2008 needed a rad. at 41,000 miles and blew the bottom half of the motor at 112,000
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Unless the motor has been overhualed significantly recently or the truck is rediculously cheap and you have quite the savings account built up I'd stick with your 7.3. That many miles with a dpf still in place can't be a healthy motor or turbos. Good luck on whatever you decide. Me personally if you want a 6.4 look for lower miles.
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my 2008 needed a rad. at 41,000 miles and blew the bottom half of the motor at 112,000
Mine also got a new motor at 113k miles.
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