Oilburners Opinions?

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  1. FarmerFrank

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    Literally like Russian roulette every time you start one.
    Treat one right, it'll still chuck a piston unexpectedly.
    Better luck with a 6.0, at least it's "problems" can be fixed.

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    Yeah I'd avoid. Its a nice truck, but not worth the unexpected $10k repair.
     
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    its a nice truck but a hit or miss on what problems you can have. just plan on doing a cummins or dt swap and your good. LOL
     
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    there's a reason why 6.0 and 6.4's are relatively cheap. if it has changed hands more than twice, it's a lemon someone patched back up to get out from under it.
    prices are still pretty high for the 7.3 and the 6.7 for one reason, they're relatively problem free. i have a company 2015 F350 CC 4x4 with 150k on it. outside of eating brakes up like candy, the only real warranty problem was a leaking radiator at 50k. $1800 part and labor repair. ouch. but that's why there's a no BS warranty bought with the truck.
     
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    Double-S-Diesel parts seller

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    id skip it and go for a 6.7 seen nothing but bad with the 6.4s we had at work
     
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    snicklas 6.0 and Loving It!! Staff Member

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    I’ve not owned a 6.4, but I do have a 6.0.

    I’ve seen the comment more than once,if you think a 6.0 is bad, get a 6.4, you’ll be begging for your 6.0 back......
     
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  8. Danielle

    Danielle I'm kind of not allowed any more trucks! Supporting Member

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    We just went through this. We found so so so many king ranch f450s for sale lowish miles for under $20,000 but then a quick google search of the 6.4 stopped us in our tracks haha. Ended up with a v10.

    It looks like if someone "deleted" what appears to be the troublesome emissions add ons from the get go, they aren't bad. But buying a used 6.4 was too risky

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    deleted they are better but, a friend of mine bought one with low miles and deleted it and still had many problems.

    i even told him not to get it but what do i know.
     
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    I was at the track last night and ran with a pretty fast 6.4. He ran low 11s till he oiled down the whole track with the “3rd dead block of the year” as he told me....
     
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    Yup. No surprise there. Lol
    Like I said, at least the 6.0 can be fixed. The 6.4 really is a throwaway.


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    I decided to pass. The $13k long block really caught my attention. 3k injectors, 3.5k turbo....

    I suppose I'll put some more cash into my flatbed and run the darn thing. It's paid for, runs well and the 7.3 is a bit cheaper to fix than all that jazz.


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