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post #1 of 5 Old 06-19-2011, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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Unsure. 6.0 or 6.4?

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Lately I've been looking at getting my dream truck a Ford F250. I know, for a fact, I cant afford a new 6.7L truck and so I have been looking at trucks between 2006-2009. Now my father had a 2004 F-250 with the 6.0 ( he bought it new) and he so much trouble out of it he final sold it. so this is making me lean towards to 6.4.

so my question is; are the 06-07 6.0L better then to 03-04 6.0L? or should i stick with the 6.4.? and if anyone had any opinions about the 6.0 vs.6.4

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-19-2011, 07:59 PM
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Most folks here are going to tell ya go with the 6.4L... I'm not one of them.

The 6.0L's built after Jan '06 were great motors, not without their issues but good trucks. (I own an '07 I ordered from the factory, and I really like the truck). As long as you learn what to watch for, you can prevent major failures that will leave you stranded. You can also find the 6.0L's for a good price due to their faults, if you look hard enough, and don't buy someone else's problems. I also prefer the interiors of the '05-'07 trucks.

The emissions equipment is what cripples the 6.4L. The Job 1 trucks also had radiator problems. They are very powerful, very nice trucks, but they almost need more care and maintenance in the long run then a 6.0L would (as long as you don't blow the cooler in the 6.0L). The 6.4L is probably the best diesel ever put into an SD, but it got hit hard by that emissions gear.
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After working on both I prefer the 6.0. The power offered by a DPF delete, and a tuner the 6.4 is better by far... I Prefer the sound of a 6.0 anyways... As longs as you dont blow a cooler on a 6.0L you should be fine.. It all depends on the level of modifications you plan to do...
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I bought a used early job one F250 and have had it for 2 years. When I got it I did have the radiator replaced and the Charge Air Cooler replaced (due to peeling paint). Other than that it has been a pleasure to own. Just put a DPF delete kit, H&S Mini Maxx and 5" flo-pro exhaust, and wow it's like driving a 9000 lb corvette.
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