Am I always this lucky?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    I found out as much as I could about this truck before buying..

    A farmer owned it.. It's only been in the shop at ford for a recalled part on the tranny and service. The car fax came back clean. I've had a computer on it.. It all checks out.

    Will the dpf delete improve my fuel mileage?
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  2. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If you can get rid of the dpf and shut the regen off then use it will help your mileage. These trucks are a beast with a tuner and a few mods. The Goverment cracked down on tuners that turn off emissions so just do some research. Go on some of the Ford diesel sites. These Trucks had way less problems than the 6.0 trucks did.
     
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    It came with a programmer.. I haven't gotten a chance to look at it all yet..
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  4. AWJ Services

    AWJ Services LawnSite Platinum Member
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    If you have any questions about the programmer just get the part number and call the manufacturer of the programmer an dthey will let you know what it is capable of.
     
  5. Kepple Services

    Kepple Services LawnSite Senior Member
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    I think there is a head issue with them also, but a mod to stop it from happening... Cant remember. I am in the process of looking for a truck to replace my dually... Looking at the 6.7's and making sure I get the tuner and delete kits for it also. Friend has a truck that went from 11-12MPG to 22-23MPG doing the deletes and programmer. I would say its worth it. So much for the emissions "helping" us
     
  6. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    They also had egr and egr cooler issues, head studs stretching, heads warping, coolant cavitating in the front of the block etc. I have heard of a lot less issues once the deletes are done. I too am doing the debate between a 6.7 power stroke and a new duramax
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  7. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
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    Couple friends of mine have 2013 duramax's and love them. Both have seen a fair amount of pulling. Fuel mileage isn't quite the best from what they've said. But no problems with the truck
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  8. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    All this is irreverent on a job two and forward

    6.4s are GREAT trucks.
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  9. whiffyspark

    whiffyspark LawnSite Fanatic
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    6.7s are okay as well. But if you want to mod it I'd go 6.4 for the time being. The 6.7 trucks are huge sitting beside a 6.4.

    The 6.0 looks like an ugly step child left out. Which is awesome cause you can get them cheaper lol
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  10. AEL

    AEL LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I never said they aren't good trucks, believe me I have owned every engine model almost of every diesel pickup manufacturer and they all have there quirks. But as for those problems being non existent in job 2 and job 3 trucks not so true. Yes they were better then job 1 but the issues where still present. Good friend of mine owns a performance shop that specializes in ford's and I have seen many 2009,2010 6.4 with cabs off getting serious repairs done to them. Point in case a lot of these costly repairs can be prevented by bullet proofing these trucks
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