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Old February 21st, 2008, 01:47 PM   #21
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:13 PM   #22
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oh and your truck is not a powerhouse it only has 25 more hp than my explorer...
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:17 PM   #23
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does any body with a excelent knowlege of diesels have an opinion on the 6.4? looking to buy this spring, but ford has really tarnished its rep with that p.o.s. 6.0.
i have a 03 7.3 and dont want to step down if the 6.4 turns out to be crap too. i will be leaving it stock for a lawn care puller and plowin truck. no offroad use.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 02:18 PM   #24
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First of all and by the way man not threadjackin' i'm well aware of it being a diesel i was just playing on your idiotic statement of smoke meaning it's a monster. Which would light your pansy ass b2000 up or your explorer with 3.42's which is pretty sad on your part but hp aside 300 lbs of torque you dont touch.. But that's neither here nor there sorry to bitch I'm done.
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Old February 21st, 2008, 03:58 PM   #25
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Old February 26th, 2008, 08:25 PM   #26
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does any body with a excelent knowlege of diesels have an opinion on the 6.4? looking to buy this spring, but ford has really tarnished its rep with that p.o.s. 6.0.
i have a 03 7.3 and dont want to step down if the 6.4 turns out to be crap too. i will be leaving it stock for a lawn care puller and plowin truck. no offroad use.
The engine seems a little overly complex with the 2 turbo system, seperate cat converter just for the exhaust to the egr valve, the other cat converter and particulate filter. Also the injectors are under the valve covers which if you pop the hood you can't see any of the engine. If it does have injector problems out of warranty the repair bill will really hurt! Another thing I'm interested in is if this engine has a closed pcv system, which if the injectors leak fuel into the crank case and the oil/fuel goes up and into the pcv system and is put back into the turbo the engine will overspeed and explode. I still have not found any information about the pcv system yet. I talked to a couple of people that bought the 6.4 and they all complained about low fuel economy. I would probably wait a while and see if any major problems pop up with this engine before I would spend that kind of money on the truck.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:38 PM   #27
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Last night I was surching on my computer for 6.4l stuff and found a ford chat page. I thought it would be alot of people talking about how cool there new 6.4l is but instead it was mostly complaints about fuel economy and dealer service. On one of the first pages someone asked if anyone does oil samples on there trucks. He did a sample on his truck and found it had high fuel percent in the oil. A couple of other people said they would take a sample from there trucks and have it tested. A few pages later they responded with a similar percent of fuel in there oil also. Then other people started to respond that had the same complaint. One person said he has that same oil dilution problem and he is on his third engine already. The dealer he goes to really had no good answer on what is going on with the engines. The chevy duramax engine code lb7 had the fuel injectors inside the engine also and I did lots of injectors under warranty for drivability problems including fuel in the oil. On the duramax the pcv system was not a closed system so when the oil/fuel mixture got high enough it would blow out the vent tube on the front of the engine and make a big mess. Customers knew they had a problem then. A few years later the engine had a redesign and the injectors were moved outside the engine which cut labor times way down on injector replacement and diagnosis. Also the pcv system could be a closed system then because if injectors or high pressure fuel lines leak it would not go into the oil and cause the engine to overspeed and blow up. I still have not found out for sure if the 6.4l powerstroke is a closed pcv system but I'm still looking.
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Old February 27th, 2008, 08:46 PM   #28
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chevycummins,it sounds like you really know your stuff, i do not intend to hijack, but if you continue to find info i REALLY appreciate the education. i am just trying to make sure that when i spend 40k on a truck i dont end up buying a regular date with the dealership (warr. or otherwise)
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:27 PM   #29
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This truck is going on its third engine and the truck only has 40,000miles on it. The owner is stuck out of town again with his horses and trailer and was there for a couple of weeks. He said that the truck was running ok going down the highway when it bucked a couple of times and then it was done. The mechanic found coolant in the oil and the egr cooler was blown. Sounds like a lot of fun!
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 10:33 AM   #30
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We did HEAR of overfueling problems causing flames from the tailpipe, but we never actaully had any at our dealer in Traverse City.
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Old March 3rd, 2008, 10:26 PM   #31
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Grassman, keep the 7.3L you can get more MPG out of that old engine then out of the new 6.4L.

Yes the 6.4L has had some issues at the beginning. But that is with any new engine or redesigned vehicle.

I think the 09 6.4L is better then the 08 6.4L but what do you expect after a year of being on the road.

Yes ford did do a big road test and had there own drivers driving the truck and pulling a trailer all over the country. But again that was done by Ford with Ford Employees driving it. Not by the common person who is going to beat the living crap out of there truck.

For me I will keep my old 2002 7.3L until I can't afford to keep it running any longer. I got 161,000 miles on it and it still is pulling around 21 mpg on the hi way and around 16-18 mpg everyday driving.
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Old March 4th, 2008, 12:09 PM   #32
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i plan on keeping my 7.3, im actually looking to replace a 02 5.4 f250.
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