6.0 Vs 6.4

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  1. 3Kp

    3Kp Full Access Member

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    I'm looking at possibly purchasing either a 6.0 or 6.4 power stroke. I've heard bad stories on both engines. But with time passing hopefully someone else has cured the issues known for these engines.

    I was hoping for some advise on either of these engines since all I ever have own were IDI's

    Thanks
     
  2. snicklas

    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    Of those choices, 6.0. I like mine, they can have issues, but the issues can be fixed.

    he 6.4 has issues, and you just fix those issues till it happens again.

    I've not owned a 6.4, but am on my 11th year with my Excursion 6.0. Love my 6.0. Has been the most trouble free vehicle I've owned. I've had to do some work to it.... I've just now developed my first "major" repair, I have 1 injector that is failing.

    I've read more than once, If you think a 6.0 is bad, buy a 6.4, you'll beg for you 6.0 back.....
     
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    6.0 for sure. There’s a reason why they are holding their value bettter than the 6.4 relative to the age/mileage
     
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    I vote for the 6.0 also.
     
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    no no on the 6.4. you might get lucky and get a good one but you may have found the unicorn truck.

    i think thats the newest truck i have herd of an IDI swap in.
     
  6. 3Kp

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    Found 2) 6.0 I like

    One is still stock with 146k miles with 6spd it's an 04 $12,900

    06 rust free with 273k miles auto with bullet proof done $12,000

    There was another one but forgot year and milage so must not of stood out as much lol
     
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    Out of those two I’d pursue the first.
     
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    the 6spd is nice but the later 6.0s are a little better from what i have herd.
     
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    Unless you really just like shifting all the time, get the auto.
    The 5r's are pretty damn strong.

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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    I vote for the 100% stock on also. There is also some issues in the later 6.0's too. Mine is an 03......

    Mike, if they are local, I could take a look at them with you, if you like.
     
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    04 is in Peru IN
    06 is in Martinsville
     
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    While it's not a big deal, pick up a scan gauge or similar to watch live data.
    Look at the deltas. (Difference in oil temp vs coolant temp) that could tell you if you are going to need to change the oil cooler soon. (Again, not a big deal. But could be a haggle factor)
    Secondly, once its warm loosen the degas bottle cap to relieve the pressure. Then after driving a bit more do it again. It shouldn't have much pressure the second time. If it does, you could be looking at head gaskets in the near future.

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    You’ve probably read this already but I’ll go over it just in case. Early 6.0s had issues, late 6.0s had issues. I like the early trucks better because you don’t have to do full tuning on it once you delete it, later 6.0s had to be tuned to delete, so that’s something to consider, our 6.0 worked harder than it should and always had a gooseneck on it. It had a hard life especially with employees being the main operators, but it was a good truck. Cost us a lot of money in repairs, but made us good money too. I have my preference when it comes to diesels, but the 6.0 is not an engine to be afraid of.

    The 6.4 is.
     
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    Defiantly leaning towards the 6.0. They're a little more in my price range.

    Is there a point in mileage I should stay away from. I seen a few close to 300K miles.

    I'm just in high hopes to get a truck with not to many issues.. At least give me until next spring/summer before something breaks. lol
     
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    Mileage doesn't scare me.
    You can do a "oasis report." Kinda like carfax, but better.

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