International claims a B50 life of 375,000 miles, inotherwords they expect 1/2 of the 6.4s they produce to not need an overhaul before 375,000 miles.
By comparison the DT466 is claimed to have a B50 life of 450,000 miles.
2004 E-450 6.0 187,500 miles
7,500 mile, 15 quart changes, 5W-40 Syn.
UOAs consist of checking for metal on drain plug magnet. Dyed ULSD fuel with no additives. Never been reflashed. Total parts replaced; one turbo,
two EGR valves, forgot to reconnect the wires on the second one at 151,360 miles.
I hate that you are having problems but there is more to it than the engine just blowing. Something went array. Any detailed information.
I have talked with several FORD diesel techs at several different dealerships and they have stated that the 6.4 has been a very reliable and solid engine after they got over the first production problems.
2012 F350 DRW CC LU 4x4 6.7
2008 F350 DRW CC KR 4X4 6.4(SOLD)
2008 F350 DRW CC Lariat 4X4 6.4(SOLD)
2010 F350 SRW CC Cabela 4X4 6.4
2006 F350 DRW CC Lariat 4X4 6.0(SOLD)
2005 F350 SRW CC Lariat 4X4 6.0(SOLD)
I'm a new to diesel's I just tbought my first one, but I can say this about Ford. I have a 1993 XLT F150 with the 302 and it has 220K miles on it and never had any trouble, and I have a 2001 XLT Explorer that just turned over 235K and I have never turned a bolt on it either and didn't buy them new. I trust them so much I gave they to my daughters to drive. Ford is the longest lasting and toughest out there!!!!! Synthetic oil does help too....
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).
2008 F350 CC 4x4
Harley Davidson 6.4 PSD Auto
Job #3 build, 2" leveling kit, rear air bags, smoked cab lights and mirror lenses
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? 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).
But for the majority of owners, I'd say 200K+. Now the truck and DPF will probably be beat down and I've heard that the DPF is only supposed to last around 150K miles, but that's just what I've heard around the forums.
I'm not worried about the engine, turbos, electronics, ect. It seems like this truck's annoying problem is going to be radiators.
Confusing people's opinions with facts here since 09-30-2002
if it lasts 200k cad on aford to pay to have it fixed my 2008 has 45000 and sence june 2008 it has run 5000 miles and been in shop 5-5 1/2 month of that for does not seen to know what is shutting it down
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