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Old 06-12-2011, 06:31 PM
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Question 07 or 09 PSD?

Hi folks... newbie here of course... been reading about these two models (the '07 6.0 v '09 6.4)... I asked a similar question a few weeks earlier... I have narrowed it a little more... I'm not in an immediate hurry, but am looking to buy a 'stock' CCSB loaded Lariat with less than 40k miles, and pay no more than around $32k for a '07 and $38-39k for a '09. There are many very nice trucks that meet that criteria. I'm skipping the '08 to avoid first job/yr issues, and the '10 as it is too close in price to the '11. The 6.7 has good prospects but I will only buy it 'used' in maybe '13 after further price depreciation and demonstrated reliability. SO... esthetics aside (the newer 08+ styling does grow on ya), any thoughts on spending the additional $6-7k for the 09/6.4 vs the 07/6.0? With the '09... I'd be getting more factory warranty (if I don't gas it or forget to drain the water)... but I'd take a MPG hit (unless I DPF delete/retune with a temporary only 'cheater pipe' as PA has annual auto smog visual inspections in my area, I'll be missing that cool 6.0 turbo-whistle, and I'd like to perhaps play with a vegistroke conversion some day, but that doesn't sound like it may be an option with a 6.4/6.7... BUT, will I be getting away with less potential fixes/mods with the 6.4 v 6.0 (6.0 oil cooler/EGR cooler delete or mod/ELC/studs...etc? Not interested in more power (from either engine), I just want a lower cost of ownership. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and opinions!
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:44 PM
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just an FYI, Clay Henry has a Vegistroke on his 6.4 and his 6.0. I believe he was the first on the 6.4. If was me I would goto a 6.4 but that is mainly a power issue over anything else. YOu have done your homework it seems, if you tackle the few 6.0 issues that are known to cause problems early on you should be fine with a 6.0 though.
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Thumbs up ...Clay & Vegi testing

... yep, I have read his posts acknowledging his test/development work in this area is in progress... time will tell if/how well the 6.4 (and the 6.7) will tolerate WVO... I certainly wouldn't go there with any engine of mine 'till the warranty is up...
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