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Old 03-01-2014, 05:35 PM
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Hey all, new guy from southern Saskatchewan Canada originally from Nova Scotia, been lurking on the forum here for quite a while and finally got around to joining up. Seems like a great forum full of lots of info. I've been reading alot of thread similar to my situation but not exactly the same so if someone has already answered my questions I apologize.

In about a month or so I'm going to be looking to buy a truck and I've decided I want a big diesel. I rarely tow anything my v6 durango can't haul, though I do hope to be moving back to the maritime provinces within the next year or so and would like something that can haul our durango. Just always loved a big diesel. I've been looking around to see what there is in the price range I'm looking for and see as far as f-350's go I'll be looking at 06-08 or the odd deal on an 09-10. All I've seen in my price range have just under 200k km's on them so that would be around 120k miles. Have my eye on a couple king ranch's, just love the looks of em.

I live in town and would only drive about 5-10km a day, might get to stretch out on the highway once a month. Most that I've seen around have already had Egr delete/studs done or dpf delete done, so no worry there.

All things considered would the 06-07 6.0 or the 08 6.4 be more reliable for me? Buying one at that high of mileage, is it reasonable to think it's past it's prime, or will I get my money's worth out of one?

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Might also be a stupid question but the only diesel I have experience with is my work truck with a 7.3 so I don't know much about newer systems. I'm also wondering does the dpf delete stop the truck from going into a regen cycle or will it continue to do so after?

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Hey all, new guy from southern Saskatchewan Canada originally from Nova Scotia, been lurking on the forum here for quite a while and finally got around to joining up. Seems like a great forum full of lots of info. I've been reading alot of thread similar to my situation but not exactly the same so if someone has already answered my questions I apologize.

In about a month or so I'm going to be looking to buy a truck and I've decided I want a big diesel. I rarely tow anything my v6 durango can't haul, though I do hope to be moving back to the maritime provinces within the next year or so and would like something that can haul our durango. Just always loved a big diesel. I've been looking around to see what there is in the price range I'm looking for and see as far as f-350's go I'll be looking at 06-08 or the odd deal on an 09-10. All I've seen in my price range have just under 200k km's on them so that would be around 120k miles. Have my eye on a couple king ranch's, just love the looks of em.

I live in town and would only drive about 5-10km a day, might get to stretch out on the highway once a month. Most that I've seen around have already had Egr delete/studs done or dpf delete done, so no worry there.

All things considered would the 06-07 6.0 or the 08 6.4 be more reliable for me? Buying one at that high of mileage, is it reasonable to think it's past it's prime, or will I get my money's worth out of one?
the 06-07s are the later models of the 6.0 however will still need headstuds and a few others things to make them reliable. great engines and trucks, just need a little tweaking....all my buddies run them and love them to pieces all their trucks are up around 300,000km - 400,000km and I think the high scorer has 490,000 and just rebuilt his engine for fun. the ones with studs and coolers and things done....you just run the risk of someone hotrodding it around....but then again it saves you money doing that stuff yourself.

the 6.4's don't need head studs to make them reliable, however you do need to get rid of EGR coolers tomake them more dependable and DPF to give some more mpg's....but who drives a truck for high mpg's

best thing is to get into either model and drive....maintenance records and that sort of thing help... I'm going through the same process in Alberta trying to find a good 08-10 6.4....that the financial manager will allow me to spend some money on .

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Might also be a stupid question but the only diesel I have experience with is my work truck with a 7.3 so I don't know much about newer systems. I'm also wondering does the dpf delete stop the truck from going into a regen cycle or will it continue to do so after?
the DPF delete just gets rid of the canister, a tuner H&S or a Spartan will stop the computer from regen cycles and allow you to clear the code when you remove the DPF.

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