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Old 06-22-2014, 12:45 PM
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Hey everyone, been lurking for awhile, finally decided to sign up.

About two weeks ago I bought a high mileage 2008 1 ton Lariat. The price point was what got me, but carfax actually showed all the dealership servicing and what was replaced and I got a slight warm fuzzy about it. Its never had any serious issues, just the 'typical' gaskets and radiator as far as I can tell. I'm pretty sure it was a commuter/work truck for someone that might have worked for DOT. Overall very clean for 211K miles, only leak is the oil pan which is minor IMO, engine is spotless. 1 owner.

This is my first diesel, and it does worry me a bit because I know very little. I'm not afraid to work on my own vehicles, but I also know I sacrificed a bit of reliability coming from my 07 Tacoma. I'm joining to learn more about the truck and hopefully being able to solve any problems that may come along.

I live in Cali, but I'm registered in Oregon, so the DPF/EGR stuff is going bye bye once I can save up the money. I'm having to learn how to drive all over again, I love the truck but I can't keep my foot out of it, and subsequently my mileage stinks.

Anyways, looking for any and all advice. I think I have a solid truck. It was evident after I bought it that previous owner HAD a tuner installed but removed it. I need to drop the driveshaft and have them work on it, I think the carrier bearing is shot, bad vibes at 50. I'm a pretty big forum nerd, so you'll see me around. Thanks guys



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I don't know much about the 6.4 but there are a lot others who do I'm sure they will chime in. Nice looking rig and welcome to the org!


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Old 06-24-2014, 05:10 PM
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Thanks! I'm currently in Sacramento, Roseville to be specific, so I guess I'm not far from you!



Can anyone tell me what fuel tank I have? Aside from posting pics which I'm too lazy to do right now, its a solid welded steel tank, one hell of a beast, and at a quarter tank I've been putting around 48 gallons in. I don't see any tags on it but this thing is probably one of the heftiest fuel tanks I have ever seen.

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welcome to the diesel side
there is no turning back now

it sounds like you have an after market beast of a fuel tank.
I now nothing of the 6.4 other than they make great power readily enoiugh.
nice looking rig I am sure you will love it.
as far as learning about these things you are in the right place
I knew nothing when I first got my truck other than i needed to pull 10k.
now I know at least enough to be dangerous
Also I have family in orangeville and roseville.
one of which has caught the bug and is looking for his truck tight now
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Old 06-25-2014, 09:08 AM
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Another neighbor!!!

Just to let you know there is a Chapter for us NorCal'ers.

West Coast Strokers - Northern Division - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum - There is the WCS Chat - We hang out in there if you're interested in hopping in to say "Hi!" - I'm in Roseville quite a bit (Home Depot, restaurants, Galleria Mall, etc) If you see a truck like in my avatar and it has a big WCS sticker in the back left window, give me wave or a honk.

As for your tank - No clue there. Titan Fuel tanks have larger tanks, but there made from "from advanced, military-grade, cross-linked polyethylene," not steel.
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Old 06-26-2014, 10:32 AM
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welcome to the diesel side
there is no turning back now

it sounds like you have an after market beast of a fuel tank.
I now nothing of the 6.4 other than they make great power readily enoiugh.
nice looking rig I am sure you will love it.
as far as learning about these things you are in the right place
I knew nothing when I first got my truck other than i needed to pull 10k.
now I know at least enough to be dangerous
Also I have family in orangeville and roseville.
one of which has caught the bug and is looking for his truck tight now
I know this is a little late, but I can honestly recommend the guys at Zoom Motors on Fulton. I was extremely hesistant to work with the stealerships on Fulton, but Mike Zamani worked with me since I sold my old truck to Carmax. They picked me up, allowed me to register in Oregon, as well as let me write him a post dated check, since the Carmax check wouldn't clear by the end of the day. Really easy to work with the guy. He's getting some really nice trucks on his lot.
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