Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Wytex, ocardwell, Highcountryrider, MechWario, PMURT2017
60466 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77458
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43786
BOBO the Clown 41117
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33685
bill oxner 32656
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30571
facebook
Forum Stats
60466 Members
45 Forums
476073 Topics
6245103 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6511422 - 10/25/16 05:15 PM 6.4L Ford Advice
Chuck McDonald Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 4360
Loc: Tyler, Tx
I am looking at a 2010 F250 6.4L. I know the 6.4L motors had issues. Are the later ones (2010) any better than the first ones. I see a lot of them still on the road. I know this has been probably beat to death on here but my search skills stink. Any reviews or advice other than don't do it?

Top
#6511476 - 10/25/16 05:54 PM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
spg Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 903
That's rolling the dice. If you go that route youll need to drop an additonal 4-5 grand to bullet proof it. I'd look at 2014 or later 6.7L the 2011-13 have ceramic bearings in the turbo that they have had some issues with which they corrected in the 14 and up models.

Top
#6511833 - 10/25/16 09:02 PM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
Shotgun Willie Offline
Tracker

Registered: 01/05/10
Posts: 804
Loc: McKinney, TX


Some people have owned them a couple hundred thousand miles with no issues, others were out $13k for a new motor before 100k. Me, I can't see why anyone would take the chance with that kind of money on the table.

Top
#6511886 - 10/25/16 09:25 PM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
CRAnderson52 Online   content
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 2292
Loc: Highland Village, Texas
Had one and loved it, but I think I got lucky. My dad's about to trade his off as it's spent more time in the shop than not lately. I don't want to get too much into your finances, but I would save up a little more and get a 6.7. 11s and 12s had some issues (so they say, I'm pushing over 300K on an 11) but 13 and up is supposed to be solid. There are quite a few on here that run them with not many complaints. Whatever you do, have money set aside for some deletes not long after you get it.
_________________________
You can run but you can't hide...

Top
#6511900 - 10/25/16 09:32 PM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
68rustbucket Online   content
Tracker

Registered: 10/21/08
Posts: 583
Loc: San Marcos, TX
I bought an '09F350 new sept of 09. Did the egr/dpf delete at 95k, sold it last summer with 187 on the odometer. Had to run it with tuner, never went above mild mode. Towed a couple 38' gooseneck that weighed 14-15k lbs. The 6.4 doesn't need head bolts. I had no major issues. Just the usual couple sensors and a lp fuel pump around 160k. That's usually when I run into normal wear and tear issues on my ford diesels. I guess I've been lucky.


Edited by 68rustbucket (10/25/16 09:34 PM)

Top
#6512320 - 10/26/16 08:53 AM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
Chuck McDonald Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 01/12/10
Posts: 4360
Loc: Tyler, Tx
Thanks guys I know a few people that are still in them with close to above 200K without a ton of problems. Don't know anyone with horror stories personally, but I know they are out there. Have talked myself into and out of it numerous times the last few weeks.

Top
#6512455 - 10/26/16 10:10 AM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 23444
Loc: Texas
If you had one I would delete it and give it heck.

Your are shopping right now... I think there are too many way better options than to buy one. I would buy an older 6.0 before I bought a 6.4.
_________________________
It's hell eatin em live

Top
#6513322 - 10/26/16 04:40 PM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
spg Offline
Tracker

Registered: 08/11/13
Posts: 903
Cheapest route is the 6.0 and bullet proof it.

Top
#6515722 - 10/28/16 09:28 AM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
BOBO the Clown Online   content
decoy

Registered: 04/19/07
Posts: 41117
Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: Chuck McDonald
I am looking at a 2010 F250 6.4L. I know the 6.4L motors had issues. Are the later ones (2010) any better than the first ones. I see a lot of them still on the road. I know this has been probably beat to death on here but my search skills stink. Any reviews or advice other than don't do it?


Biggest issue with 6.4 is radiator and HP oil pump. Had a 6.4, only issues I had where radiator, since it was under warranty I went with stock. The after market ones, fix the issues.

I've had 6.0, 6.4 and 6.7. 6.7 is best engine. 6.4 and 6.0 aren't bad when the main issues with them are fix with aftermarket .

6.7 would be my choice. If I found a lightly used 6.4 I wouldn't be scared if it was a good deal

Top
#6515734 - 10/28/16 09:35 AM Re: 6.4L Ford Advice [Re: Chuck McDonald]
Navasot Online   content
Natty Love

Registered: 09/22/11
Posts: 25936
Loc: Normangee/Navasota TX
I got 160k on mine and shes never let me down... pretty cautious when it comes to service.. I do a full service every 4-5k. lengthy oil intervals and lots of regens is what gets most in trouble... oil don't lube well with diesel in it.. love the truck though... no cold start.. it will tow anything that my old dual wheel would.. rides great..
_________________________


http://www.j5tractors.com/

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide