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Is The new 6.4 diesel any good

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by albhb3, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    Just as the title says is the 09 6.4 any good??? Thanks
  2. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    No! Run away!!!
  3. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    turfmasters what's the basis for your response?
  4. Milwaukee

    Milwaukee 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,180

    it seem he own 3 gm truck so I am sure he never own Ford 6.4L

    For me

    I heard are most GOOD but little problem with injector leak or radiator that all I could say. If it were me I give chance.
  5. TRKling

    TRKling Member
    Messages: 64

    I like the one we have. Been relatively no issues with it, except the fuel economy sucks wind.

    The engine has plenty of power to move snow easily and motors down the road with the best of them. Have to get used to that Regen and a few other quirks, but it seems to be holding its own so far.
  6. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    sounds like a educated response with some proof to back it up.. probaly another cummins follower.

    the boss dealer i sub for and work at has an 08 f-350 dump with 6.4 and its been fine with no probs at all and has about 15k on it... it pushes a 10' boss v in the winter as well, fuel mileage sucks but all the big 3 dropped with the new emissions seems ford dropped the most though. they like the motor and just ordered a 09 chassis cab 350 with 6.4 as well.
  7. albhb3

    albhb3 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,523

    Ok still kinda waiting on the scorpion motor to see what thats like
  8. stroker79

    stroker79 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,802

    My Dad loves his, no issues there!
  9. ford6.9

    ford6.9 Senior Member
    Messages: 452

    Put me on that list but I fear I wont be buying the first model out.
  10. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    Bad Fuel mileage. Foolish twin turbo set up that causes tons of issues. Ford has completly discontinued building anymore 6.4's t his happened about 6 months ago. Yes the economy is part of this. But Ford and Navistar are sueing each other. So wait for 2010 and But the SCORPIAN!!!!! I heard rumors that they used there old 7.3 Diesel mold for the block. If you looking for a dump truck buy the Dodge CTD with the Aisin tranny. Its a better set up than Dmax and Allison. If you are just looking for 2500/3500 SRW I havent heard bad things about Dodges new six speed tranny. But the DMax and Allie is a better set up in the 2500/3500 setup.
  11. Grn Mtn

    Grn Mtn PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,644

    the truck I am driving the most lately is the 3500 6.4, she has a dump body 2.3 yard sander and a 9' fisher blade. I mostly salt but do some clean-up plowing, I have been averaging 5.3 mpg based on the on-board computer. It will push sick amounts of wet snow and can crawl over sidewalk curbs loaded without spinning the tires, so the power is great. don't expect to get to hiway speeds too quick, kinda like a school bus there. I have noticed some weird turbo noise when the engine gets hot (if I forget to angle the blade and drive hiway) its almost like you have the clutch in and floor it. also if somehow anything other than station fuel gets in the tank your egr pukes. the cab heater heats up quick, seems like it does that faster than my ram gasser did. the windows get hammered with road grime making it hard to see fast.
  12. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    I just love people who chime in about a subject with opinions, especially when they have no personal experience! albhb3 is looking for some facts. Plain and simple.

    Just my .02¢
  13. turfmasters

    turfmasters Member
    Messages: 96

    First of all I love trucks.I have drove all the brands but really like GMC.My dealer is less than a mile away and has a great service dept.I have been buying trucks there since 1978.The ford trucks have problems with their trannies when hooked up to a diesel.I have two buddies who both have had injectors replaced,one engine and both with new transmissions all with under 60k.Sure I like the way Fords look and are built except for the diesel and trans problems.
  14. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    the town i sub for just got a new f550 in with the 6.4
    thing is abeast will push just about naything(so wont my 6.0 lol)
    couple issues i have with it is fuel economy(not a huge problem), it shuts off after idling longer than 10(don't like shutting my truck off in a storm) minutes, and last storm it suked so much sno in through the airfilter to shut the truck off(cold air intake should fix that)
    other than those issues it is an awesome truck and i would definately cnsider buying one.
  15. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    turfmasters -

    Both with the 6.4?
  16. Eronningen

    Eronningen Senior Member
    Messages: 447

    I test drove the 6.4 but was not impressed at all. Tons of T lag. Went and drove a CTD and was sold. I know nothing about the reliability, I'm sure they're fine like the rest. I was just not impressed with where the power was. Prior to this oct. I was a powerstroke fanatic, then I drove the CTD. I have a 2001 7.3 that reminds me alot of the CTD and I have a 2006 6.0, which I thought was pretty cool till I got in a CTD.
  17. LawnProLandscapes

    LawnProLandscapes PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,129

    are you sure they didnt shut it off after it had been idling?? my boss' 6.4 idled the other day for about 1 hr. straight after i fueled it up at the shop and never shut itself off nor have i ever hear before that they shut themselves off from prolonged idling.
  18. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    no they left it running when we went for dinner came back out the strobes were on but the truck was off
    key was still in "ON" position too
  19. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    There is an idle shut down feature that can be ordered for the truck to prevent prolong idling. I'd imagine it's required in some goofy state like Cali.
  20. ZamboniHDB

    ZamboniHDB Senior Member
    Messages: 338

    Engine idle shut down :

    Can be deleted for vehicles ordered by dealers in CA, CT, DE, GA, ME, NJ, NY, NC and PA for delivery outside of those states. California and affected green states require non-exempted vehicles with diesel engines rated over 14K GVW to incorporate an idle shutdown system to prevent extended engine idle periods. After a predetermined period, the engine PCM automatically shuts down the engine and triggers the accessory module to shutdown power to the accessories to minimize battery drain.