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Old 09-30-2012, 04:32 PM
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We have a 6.4, it has been in the shop only once in over 60k miles, and for a minor oil leak at that. I should probably cross my fingers now that I've talked about it.....
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:36 PM
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You got a bad truck it happens. i have two 6.4 one with never had any major problems with them. only had a steering damper in one and the other been problem free. I am glad people keep posting these problems cause it just lowers the used market price and i can pick them up cheaper. just like with the early 6.0 you can get them cheap all day long and spend about 3k and have a bullet proof motor.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:44 PM
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Something to consider before buying a Ford...most of its made in Mexico.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:57 PM
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You got a bad truck it happens. i have two 6.4 one with never had any major problems with them. only had a steering damper in one and the other been problem free. I am glad people keep posting these problems cause it just lowers the used market price and i can pick them up cheaper. just like with the early 6.0 you can get them cheap all day long and spend about 3k and have a bullet proof motor.
Ours was the 5.4 and I'm ok with getting a bad truck but when something is bad you expect it to be fixable. I gave for over 4 months to "fix" it and before returning it on lease had some aftermarket guys look at it to which they told me to run. I'm surprised how you can write off the idea of spending upwards of $75k on something that never worked properly and then the company you purchase it from telling you it's designed to overheat and stall out. Thats like you installing an irrigation system that has a valve stuck in the open position and flooding someone's yard and telling the HO that its operating within spec.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:02 PM
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Yeah, Im one that if its not right and after multiple tries I just get rid of it. Its cheaper to trade it and move on than to have it broke down all of the time.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:55 PM
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hence the downside of leasing: you're stuck with it for the term
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:43 PM
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Dodge and GM kindly thank Ford for all the new Diesel pickup customers.
Luckily I had one of the last 7.3's and got to see my brother suffer through a 1st gen sick.0. So I've had 2 trouble free Dodges since then.

My current 11' Dodge lost the emissions junk at 10k and currently has 31k trouble free miles.

My brother now has an 07' Dmax he bought new currently with 75k miles. Only problem is to replace a u joint and that is with a 32' GN pulling skid steers, sky trac, and scissor lifts all the time.

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