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Old 03-09-2013, 10:23 AM
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Which Powerstroke

I have been looking at F350 crew cabs to buy at around the $20k to $25k. I'm finding a few 08-09 with the 6.4L at around 120K-130K miles. Also looking at 05-07 and finding that price range with around 80K-100K miles. Trucks I am looking at are stock for the most part. Meaning no tuners or performance chips ect. I'm looking for opinions on which to buy. Newer 6.4 with higher miles, or a little older 6.0 with lower miles? Your opinions are greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:16 AM
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I'd never touch another 6.0L again. Should be able to find a 6.4L with lower miles in that range. 2 years ago a '08 crew with 70K could be had for low $30K's. Just found half a dozen on ebay alone, all under 100K and in mid $20K's
 
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Old 03-09-2013, 11:50 AM
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I have searched ebay many times with limited results within 250 or even 500 miles of where I live. Right now, I just found 4 within 250 miles, all over 30K. (those just happen to be the same 4 that I have found on a local classified site) I found 2 more if I expand to 500 miles, again over 30K. There is a often a difference between what the bid is at and what the truck actually sells for. Thanks for your opinion on the 6.0. I read a lot of "bad" about those, but I also read a lot of "not so bad" about those based on whether or not they have been modified. That's the reason I am looking at stock vehicles.
 
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Here's another perspective...

If I had the choice of owning one of these vehicles out of warrenty I would look hard at a 06-07 6.0 psd.
 
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Here's another perspective...

If I had the choice of owning one of these vehicles out of warrenty I would look hard at a 06-07 6.0 psd.
I second this perspective.
 
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I third. When the 6.4 fails, its going to be an expensive repair.
 
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I don't think the 6.0 is cheaper to replace...

The difference is that the 6.0 can be easily worked on at home.
If a guy doesn't do back yard work, and plans to take it to the stealership if anything happens, I don't know that you'd be far ahead with a 6.0L.

The 6.4 is a really tough engine, I've seen stuff break on them, but heck most of the tuned ones are probably putting down 500 RWHP and guys drive the crap out of them.
I think it's fairly even, both engines need studs and head gaskets usually if driven hard.
The 6.4 will cost a few grand to do deletes.

The major downfall in my mind, is that the 6.4 is common rail, and like any common rail, injector failure could mean a new engine.
I've heard of a few hpfp failures, but not the pump, the wires going into the pump.

I'd jump on whatever one I could get the best deal on.
Eventually both will be sitting in a recycling yard.
 
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You can do everything cab on with a 6.4. there are procedures to do it.

You can also take the front clip off if needed.
 
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Yes but the 6.4 engine bay is a scare to anyone not working on them every day, and even then, not much room...
 
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Yes but the 6.4 engine bay is a scare to anyone not working on them every day, and even then, not much room...
Totally agree.
 
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My advice would be this;

If tuning and deletes are out of the question, stick to 6.0 or 7.3's as long as possible.
 
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My advice would be this;

If tuning and deletes are out of the question, stick to 6.0 or 7.3's as long as possible.
Sums up the question the OP asked to a "T".
 
 
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