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post #1 of 16 Old 12-11-2010, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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New 6.7 or keep current 08 6.4?

I want a new truck. That is my problem, I bought a used 08 6.4 in Aug to replace my 03 7.3 with 230000 miles. Wrong move. The 08 runs good but just seems to have something wrong that I cannot put my finger on. Terrible milage only getting 12-13 and I drive 100-150 miles a day.
I have found a 2011 F250 Larait Crew Cab that I can afford, my only concern is buying a first year engine. I have read alot of post on this forum and it does not sound like they are having to much problems.
I would like to hear any input from anyone on whether this would be a good move or should I wait until the engine has some time on it?
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Scott, I own a 2010 6.4 and love the truck.

Why did I buy it?

I needed a new truck and I got an excellent price on it on clearance.

That being said, you sound like you drive a bunch. The mileage of the new 2011 models are often beating my mileage and I have a tuner. I would buy that 2011. As for timing....sure waiting will yield you a lower price...especially as diesel prices go back up, but the guys who own 2011 6.7s have nothing but great things to say about them.

If you can swing it, buy that 6.7. I wish I could afford it. (A new 2011 equipped like mine would be over a 14k difference in initial purchase price (rebates on 2010s were excellent).

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get a dpf delete kit and increase mpg 2-4
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08 6.4 was the first year for the 6.4 so whats the difference in buying the 11 6.7 first year. The difference is ford has tested the crap out of the 6.7. ford cant afford for there to be any problems with this motor. the 6.0's and 6.4's have given them a really bad rep. Personally I don't have a problem with those 2 motors but a lot of people have. I bought a new 2011 5.0 and for the same reasons I would have bought the new 6.7. My master Ford Diesel mechanic friend has had only one 6.7 come in so far. It had bad bearings in the turbo. Ford said they think they might have gotten a bad batch. All the trucks that had those turbo would have squealing turbos in under 10k miles. and they said to replace all those turbos. Turbo was still working fine just squealing.

I would have bought a 6.7 to replace my 6.4 if I wasn't planning on going back to school. No doubt about that.

But then again. Most people on here wouldn't have parted with that 7.3.

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There are a lot of people on here that have posed this question too. I think all of them or most of them have bought new ones. If you can afford the new one why not? Atleast you have a warrenty if there was a problem, and you get better milage. You dont have to delete anything and risk losing your warrenty. It sounds to me that it is an easy discision. There are a lot of threads about this if you look back.


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do it.... i had an 08 f250 6.4L. the new motor is RIDICULOUS! im glad i waited for the monotone leather though. and also, this motor has been around for a good while. the testing they did was like no other they have put out before. its a make it or break it for ford. its one of the few decisions i have made where i have yet to second guess my decision.
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I was in similar situation as year a few weeks ago. It was time to get rid of the 6.0 so I was looking at a few used 6.4s or biting the bullet on a job 1 engine. I read a lot of threads on this site and others, as well as any articles I could find about the 2011's. Needless to say I got the '11 and couldn't be happier.

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Asked the same question. Traded the 08 for 2011 last night. Hopefully pick it up Tuesday as it is my birthday. Go for it.
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Thanks for all the replys. I am going tomorrow night to trade.(as long as the deal works so I can afford it) Wanted to do it Sat but had to work Sat afternoon and dealer not open Sun. Hopefully next Sun I will have a new 2011 F250 4X4 Crew Cab Lariate.
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I traded my 6.4 because I had coolant issues since day one. I looked at things like price and hassle of deletes kits,out of warrantee. I had 70K on it. With the incentives and almost invoice price,trade in equity the payment was only 75 more a month. The fuel savings alone would pay for that not to mention any other repairs coming. Not buying the delete kit saved me $100 a month for the next year.
As far as first model engine I couldn't find any major issues on the fourms so I jumped ship and I'm glad it's so much nicer in every way.

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