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Looking at the 6.4 f350's

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by x.system, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. x.system

    x.system Senior Member
    Messages: 368

    We're looking to pick up a 08 or newer F350 with the 6.4, any major issues to look for?
  2. rob_cook2001

    rob_cook2001 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,192

    A few of the early 08's had some issues but not many. I would look for a 09 or 10 to be safe. We have two and love them. They are even better if you tune/delete the dpf.
  3. Bigfoot Brent

    Bigfoot Brent Senior Member
    Messages: 202

    Take Rob's advice and look for a '09 or '10. If you are looking at a '08 check the frame below the rad to see if it's wet or stained. I worked on half a dozen '08s with the 6.4 diesel that went through rads like crazy. Some trucks had 2 or 3 replaced under warranty from Ford. You can see the part of the frame from looking in the fenderwells.
  4. exmark1

    exmark1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,321

    Don't buy an 08 I had an early 08 and it was nothing but issues, ended up getting Ford to buy it back as a lemon after awhile with it
  5. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    It was pretty much the early 08's that had the problems, i think the build date was beginning of 07- 6/07 anything after that ford had worked the major problems out.
  6. mwalsh9152

    mwalsh9152 Senior Member
    Messages: 434

    Ive been told that the EGR cooling towers leak on them. Best way to make em dependable is an EGR and DPF delete. Then a custom programed chip due to the dpf being gone.