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Old 09-09-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Looking at the above vehicle for my new TV. It has 53K miles and has been meticulously maintained in and out. This is a 2 wheel drive extended cab, exactly what I am looking for. I would like to hear opinions on this truck before I go to the trouble and expense of doing the fluid analysis. Is this a truck I can run to 250K miles or should I keep looking? Good news is that the ask is under $23K, so great for my budget. Thanks in advance! BTW, it's a Ford.
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Do a Google search on the Ford 6.4 problems and educate yourself and see how they work on the engine by separating the cab and chassis

https://www.drivingline.com/articles...s-64l-edition/
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Do a Google search on the Ford 6.4 problems and educate yourself and see how they work on the engine by separating the cab and chassis

https://www.drivingline.com/articles...s-64l-edition/
sounds like a cummins fanboy. gm and ford both have to have the cabs pulled to remove the heads. cummins does not. as said though, do some research on this motor. the problem is not removing the cab. most people who do this regularly can have that part of the job done in 1.5hrs. the problem is with the motor. it is highly recommended to avoid this motor. theyre super expensive to repair and alot of times when they do fail the repair is catastrophic engine failure. they have problems with melting pistons. buy yourself a 6.7 powered truck or a 6.0 powered truck if you want a good deal. the 6.0 caught a bad reputation early on but now can be made as reliable as anything on the road. you will pay around 10k less than you would for a comparable gm or dodge and there is a possibility of 6k in bulletproofing that can be done. many of them dont even need completely bulletproofed. an egr delete will eliminate the main problem with these motors. 6.7 or 6.0 no problem, but you would have to give me a 6.4 for what they cost to repair WHEN they blow up.
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Thanks for the info! I will be looking at the 6.0 or 6.7 engines in the future. I have never owned a diesel and you guys are making me feel more confident in my process. Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Did much research before buying mine. After the research and talking with knowledgeable folks, I would not buy an early 6.0 or any 6.4. I owned a 7.3 and loved it. So bought a 6.7 and immediately deleted it. Good for 500k. Fabulous engine, have 85k on mine.
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I've had two 6.4s. Both made it over 250,000 miles before I traded them in. Traded the first one because I wanted 4x4. Traded the second because I was tired of driving it and wanted a dually. The 6.4 has a bad rep because people deleted them, ran tuners to double the HP and torque, put oversized tires on them, then were surprised when problems happened.


With a diesel, check the engine hours, not just the mileage. It might have low miles, but 10,000 hours. In that case, run from it like the plague. Also, pull a Carfax or Autocheck and see if there are any oddities. People can change out the dash and make a high mileage vehicle look like it only has 50,000 miles on it. If Carfax shows oil changes regularly up to 400,000 miles, then suddenly the odometer shows 50,000 miles, run.



And finally, that price seems a bit high to me. Sure, it's got low miles, but it's a 10 year old truck (likely purchased at the end of 2009) and not a crew cab, and only 2wd. That's going to be a really hard vehicle to resell if you ever need to. It might be what you're looking for, but the vast majority of people want crew cab and 4x4 with a diesel.
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