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Old 06-09-2012, 03:58 PM
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I am wanting to buy a 08-10 6.4 Powerstroke. I have read about the fuel mileage but I'm not really worried about the fuel mileage. I usually drive about 15 minutes to work. I just want a diesel engine that wont cost me a lot of money and i really like how the 6.4 trucks look. Sometimes I will pull a boat on the weekends but that's about all the pulling I do. I just want to know if driving a 6.4 daily is going to hurt it or not because I really don't want another gas burner truck.
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Old 06-09-2012, 04:31 PM
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Wrong location for your thread. But I'll answer anyway. Do you use your truck for work? I'd never buy a diesel truck and only run it 15 minutes at a time.

Park the truck if you dont actually need it and commute in something cheap to run then fuel costs are a non issue along with the problem associated with barely running a modern diesel while using it like a car.

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Old 06-09-2012, 04:42 PM
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Biggest issue with running the 6.4L under short-term DD conditions in the frequency you will see DPF regens.

Mods can move the thread into the general 6.4L section, just send one a PM.

Not everyone wants to drive a commuter car to-from work, and I think modern diesels suffer more issues from not being driven continuously. When the number of drivers out there that dont pay attention, I'd rather be in a larger truck myself, if I get hit I like the chances I'll walk away from it.
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Old 06-09-2012, 06:26 PM
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Will it be better with a dpf delete?
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wrong truck to buy if you are looking for cheap to operate, fuel, maintenance and repairs all cost more with the 6.4
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Originally Posted by shyeah1518 View Post
I just want a diesel engine that wont cost me a lot of money <----- Not the motor for you then.I just want to know if driving a 6.4 daily is going to hurt it or not because I really don't want another gas burner truck.
If you get it you have two choices basically:
1. Leave it stock. Terribly mileage. Possible DPF clogging issues from the short drives and not allowing regens to finish or get very hot. Also, expensive maintenance.
2. Spend the money to delete/tune it. Fix the possible issues. Also, expensive maintenance.
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