Consider an engine conversion. I did a full Cummins conversion, by myself, at home , working just on the weekends, in less time that it takes to get a replacement 6.4L long block delivered.
Couldn't be happier with it. Its such a popular conversion that most parts are off-the-shelf and very little actual custom work needs to be done. The 08-10 trucks are great in all areas except reliability, a Cummins fixes that issue.
Here's a link to a build thread that details most of the conversion process.
Recently I traded around and acquired a pretty nice 2010 F250 four door 4x4 auto.. The 6.4L PSD most likely has a cracked piston (it runs, but its blowing oil out the exhaust and combustion gases out the oil fill tube). My initial thought was to just repair the 6.4, but after researching part...