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Which option would you choose if you were me?

  • 2 yr 24K PremiumCare warranty

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  • 2 yr 24K ExtraCare warranty

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 3 yr 36K ExtraCare warranty

    Votes: 4 10.0%
  • Delete, Tune, and Cross Fingers

    Votes: 35 87.5%

PremiumCare, ExtraCare, or Delete

5244 Views 44 Replies 14 Participants Last post by  Doss
So, I've been following and reading these forums for a long time (about 2 years... ever since I wanted an 2008-2010 Super Duty). Yes, I know this gets asked all the time, but rarely do people list what kind of health their truck is in or which warranty to get.

Now, I've come to that point where I have to decide what to do:
2008 F250 4x4 with 79,000 miles (put about 15k on it a year)
OASIS was clean (no issues)
Pretty easy on it besides city driving
Maintained thoroughly

I've had it for almost 16,000 miles and only had 3 issues:
1. One time (literally once), the trucked "bucked" hard at about 45 MPH like something was wrong with the trans and it failed to accelerate or respond to accelerator pedal. Did this for about 30 seconds. Parked it. Turned it back on... hasn't happened again (over 12,000 miles).
2. A/C turns off occasionally while previously on and will not blow air at all. Happened 3 times and each time was fixed by simply restarting the truck.
3. Under medium to heavy acceleration, black smoke out the tailpipe. Not smokescreen quality, but viewable in mirrors pretty easily.

So, what to do now?

Assuming I can get one of the following:

1. 2 yr 24K PremiumCare warranty
2. 2 yr 24K ExtraCare warranty
3. 3 yr 36K ExtraCare warranty
4. Delete EGR and DPF plus tuner and cross my fingers

What would you do? Thanks everyone.
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I recently purchased a 3 yr 48k PremuimCare warranty on the 06 F350. I did the same thing, should i bulletproof it or should i get a warranty. Well i travel far places and figured i would be better off knowing im covered if say towing my car states away and the trans goes, or an injector or the turbo, or the oil cooler.
Boudah, not sure how knowledgeable you are about the 6.4 but she's a whole different animal. I came from a 6.0 and emissions wise and necessity to tune there is no comparison to the 6.4 other than the 6.0s little egr cooler.

Stock 6.0s especially years 06-07 are great trucks as long as u delete the egr cooler (no tuner needed) and run a coolant filtration kit and follow routine maintenance.

In your situation I think u made a wise decisions. These 6.4s Follow a different set of rules.

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Im an idiot, i didnt even look at which forum i posted in :doh:
That could be helpfull for someone like me, who is new
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