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I'm in the market for a diesel with around a $20k budget. I've read quite a bit about the 7.3's, 6.0 and 6.4's and ideally I'd like to stay away from those and go with a 6.7. I've read the earlier 6.7's had some issues with valves and turbos, so I've been narrowing my search for 15-16 6.7's and there are a few within my budget in my area. (Southeast US)

The trucks look like retired work trucks (white, base model etc), but seem to be in decent shape with under 200k miles. And some say they have all the dealer service records as they were corporate leases.

Is there anything I should be looking out for specifically on these trucks?
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I would highly recommend to look for the idle hours and engine hours. High idle hours are bad for these engines because of soot accumulation. If you see high idle hours and low engine hours, I would stay away. More engine hours than idle hours is better.


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I would highly recommend to look for the idle hours and engine hours. High idle hours are bad for these engines because of soot accumulation. If you see high idle hours and low engine hours, I would stay away. More engine hours than idle hours is better.


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I see - does it matter even if I plan to do some "weight reduction"?

Are the idle and engine hours available on the dash? How would I check those?

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If you are planning to do the “weight reduction”, then idle hours would not matter. On a base truck, I would not know how to check the idle/engine hours, but I’m pretty sure some guys on here can tell you how to.


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If you are planning to do the “weight reduction”, then idle hours would not matter. On a base truck, I would not know how to check the idle/engine hours, but I’m pretty sure some guys on here can tell you how to.


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I’d think they still matter as the “damage” has already been done, no?


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@Jav_eee I meant to say it wouldn’t matter as much. I thought that it wouldn’t matter as much since idle hours mainly affects the DPF and EGR getting plugged up, but since the OP will be “modifying” those, I think it would eliminate that concern.


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@Jav_eee I meant to say it wouldn’t matter as much. I thought that it wouldn’t matter as much since idle hours mainly affects the DPF and EGR getting plugged up, but since the OP will be “modifying” those, I think it would eliminate that concern.


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Yes, that's what I gathered.
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Would high idle hours on these newer engines lead to cylinder glazing / washing / a loss in crosshatching?

Asking to learn.

I'm not going to give advise other than: stay away from the 6.4L.

I have both the 6.0 and the 6.7. I love both platforms for different reasons.

I've owned the 6.4. No.

No. No. No. No. No.

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@Jav_eee I meant to say it wouldn’t matter as much. I thought that it wouldn’t matter as much since idle hours mainly affects the DPF and EGR getting plugged up, but since the OP will be “modifying” those, I think it would eliminate that concern.


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It does more than just plug the egr, or so I thought.


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Would high idle hours on these newer engines lead to cylinder glazing / washing / a loss in crosshatching?

Asking to learn.

I'm not going to give advise other than: stay away from the 6.4L.

I have both the 6.0 and the 6.7. I love both platforms for different reasons.

I've owned the 6.4. No.

No. No. No. No. No.
I've read the 6.0 is solid after being bulletproofed. But they are also 15+ years old at this point, so I'm not sure if it's worth sinking $20k into over a 6.7L.
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