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Hello all. I want to tell you first how useful I find all the posts on this forum. I have a question. I currently have a sick F-150 with the 5.4 3V issue. Thinking of upgrading to a Super Duty and looking at something 08 and newer. On a budget so I found an 08 that is in my price range but it has 121K miles on it. I am seeing some thoughts on this motor lasting upwards of 300K. What are your thoughts on getting one with this kind of mileage. THanks in advance.
Buying used has an element of risk. Go in with your eyes wide open. You want a complete or as close to it as you can on the maintance history. If you can get an oasis report. If you can take some pictures and post them we can try to spot any trouble areas.

But before any of this you should know that this motor does not like stop and go city traffic. It works best on the hwy due to the emissions.

Suggest you start your own thread with a link and some pictures of the proposed truck. We will try to help.
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Thanks senix. I have started a new threat yesterday with the same question. I will post a link. The only pics I have are from the dealer. I have not gone to look at the truck. It is about 45 minutes away and wanted to get an opinion or two before driving over to look at it. I will post a link in the new tread. BTW, love that 5th wheel in your pic.
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Its all about the maintenance. The core engine should have no trouble going 300k+ if you follow the rules. Im not even worried about the electronics on these trucks. The emissions scares me though. Already we have seen problems with the DPF. they are supposed to be good for 150,000 but I have a hard time seeing that happen. I had mine replaced with less than 3k on the clock. I have a hard time thinking it will make it to 150k now.
In the 70's people wouldnt order power windows because "its just something more to go wrong, anything electronic is going to break". How ridiculous does that sound now?
In the 80's when fuel injection got popular people said "any time a computer is involved its going to fail". Lets see a show of hands how many of you would go back to a carburetor on your daily driver.
Plastic degas/overflow bottles have been standard since at least the early 80's (I had a 79 mustang and a 82 LTD that both had plastic).
I have never went away from carburetors. I have a 1977 F150 with a 400ci big block with 223,000 miles, engine, transmission, and carburetor never been touched. I also have 1978 Chevy Blazer with a 400ci small block with 205,000 miles on it and the engine and transmission have never been touched. I like my F450, but will never get rid of the old carbureted vehicles.
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You usually only hear of problems on the internet. I bought my 08 with 246,000 miles on it a year & a half ago. It was bone stock, unmodified probably maintained well (owned by oil well company) but I got no service records. The truck ran as well as a new 6.7 that I test drove. I have since deleted it & tuned it and it is at 276,000 miles.
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You usually only hear of problems on the internet. I bought my 08 with 246,000 miles on it a year & a half ago. It was bone stock, unmodified probably maintained well (owned by oil well company) but I got no service records. The truck ran as well as a new 6.7 that I test drove. I have since deleted it & tuned it and it is at 276,000 miles.
Nice, drive baby drive!!
And I think most agree, you hear of mostly the bad things on a forum with people looking for fix's and not so much of the high mileage no problem trucks.
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But before any of this you should know that this motor does not like stop and go city traffic. It works best on the hwy due to the emissions.
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I've been thinking of upgrading my 7.3 F350 for a F450 in the 2008 to 2010 range. I've read this type of comment a few times can you please expand on it? Does not like is that just even more suffering on the MPG or causes actual problems with the regen or what ever? I know people say it's not right to compare the 6.4 and 7.3 it's apples to oranges but I'm really pretty happy with my 7.3 it's just the rest of the truck that's getting tired and I'd really like to get up to an F450 to pick up to 34k GCVWR and fill better about towing my track loader.

Reading this forums I'm about to reverse course and keep my 7.3 and hope that Ford does something different in a few years? I could never bring myself to drive the 6.7 model trucks just because of those awful rear fender flares....
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Because of the emissions systems the 6.4 seems to work best when it is up to operating temps and kept there. Running down the road for 12-14 hours with a heavy load or on the hwy keeps things nice and hot. This allows for the DPF to work the best.

The heat and the expansion of the rings creates the best seal. therefore when you regen it pushes the fuel to the dpf the most efficiently in can.

MPG's are not the strong suite for the 6.4 because of the emissons but it will work and work hard all day long, just not so good stop light to stop light.
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It would be nice if in the future,
The PCM had a GPS chip in it, so that the truck could stay out of regen in traffic, and once you head for highway, it would go into regen if needed.
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It would be nice if in the future,
The PCM had a GPS chip in it, so that the truck could stay out of regen in traffic, and once you head for highway, it would go into regen if needed.
That's a pretty sweet idea. Regens never happen when you want them to.


Mine has 74k on it, did radiators once, and a exhaust temp sensor, that has been it so far.
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