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6.0 vs.6.4

I am looking at buy a newer Ford but I'm not sure if I want the 6.0 or the 6.4? The 6.0 is a 2006 f250 with 131,000 miles and 18,000 on a brand new motor. The truck is very clean and drives good. The 6.4 I'm looking at is a 2008 f250 with 131,000 that drives good and is in good shape. The only thing I'm not sure of is the motors. I know the early 6.0 had problems but I have talked to a couple of guys with the 6.4 and they where saying I could expect the radiator, injector pump, head baskets to go and then the dpf to deal with. I am just curious on your guys opinion. Both trucks are the same price. Personally I like the 08 better but I am a little hesitant with the known problems. This will be my first psd so I'm not very familiar with the 6.0 and the 6.4. Thanks for any advice.
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i personally alwasy think gettin a newer truck is a better deal...if miles and price are the same.....but its all wat u would rather have....from wat ive read the 6.4 dont have near as many problems as the 6.0 did....or does....and i think the 6.4 as a whole truck looks a ton better....i would get rid of my 6.0 for a 6.4 in a heart beat
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6.4 for sure. With that said the 6.0 is great, it just can't compare with the 6.0.

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Does anybody know about how many miles they are getting out of the 6.4? And does anybody what kind of horsepower the stock tranny will hold before you have to start digging into that?
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IMO the 6.0L has some advantages as far as emisson components. With the 6.4L you have to deal with DPF and regen, plus the egr cooler and oil cooler failures. Fuel mileage is better in the 6.0L in most cases. But with the 6.4L and a DPF delete, egr delete, and a tuner they are bad **s. Ive been in a few 6.4L with H&S and woooo hang on man.
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With the dpf delete and the egr delete with a tuner does anybody know what kind of mpgs you get? Off-road only of course.
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I am looking at buy a newer Ford but I'm not sure if I want the 6.0 or the 6.4? The 6.0 is a 2006 f250 with 131,000 miles and 18,000 on a brand new motor. The truck is very clean and drives good. The 6.4 I'm looking at is a 2008 f250 with 131,000 that drives good and is in good shape. The only thing I'm not sure of is the motors. I know the early 6.0 had problems but I have talked to a couple of guys with the 6.4 and they where saying I could expect the radiator, injector pump, head baskets to go and then the dpf to deal with. I am just curious on your guys opinion. Both trucks are the same price. Personally I like the 08 better but I am a little hesitant with the known problems. This will be my first psd so I'm not very familiar with the 6.0 and the 6.4. Thanks for any advice.
Both have 131000.. ouch.. The 6.0 has a "new" engine, who knows why, and who knows how it was maintained to warrant a new motor. I myself would stay away from that one. As for the 6.4.. I had a 2010 with the 6.4 and it was gone less than 12000 miles and less than a year later because it was not a reliable truck...Two major oil leaks and two fuel injector issues were enough for me to dump it in Fords lap. Honestly, it's your choice, it's your money so make your choice wisely.. I don't know what your checkbook will allow, but the 6.7's are proving to be more reliable than the 6.4's from what I've read. I own a 2011 6.7L and love it. no mechanical issues, just a couple of software glitches that I have to iron out.


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With the dpf delete and the egr delete with a tuner does anybody know what kind of mpgs you get? Off-road only of course.
its an 8000 lb truck... what kind of mileage are you wanting? My 2010 was deleted, and tuned, but could barely break the 14mpg on the freeway.. the 6.4 will keep you at the pump a lot more than a 6.0.. the 6.7 gets mileage compareable to the 6.0, maybe a bit better. with that said, I thought i was getting better than that, but after taking my time and calculating by hand... I was quite disappointed...


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