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The All New Ford Super Dutys... They're on Fire

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by mark_the_psycho, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. mark_the_psycho

    mark_the_psycho LawnSite Member
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  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    That has not been a big issue with the 6.4. The exhaust system is designed to burn up the deposits inside which are filtered for emissions. This process occurs about once a tankful if I recall correctly. Some just needed an "adjustment" I guess.
  3. mark_the_psycho

    mark_the_psycho LawnSite Member
    Posts: 214

    Ford diesels have been plagued with problems, need I remind you of the turbo issue?
  4. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    my god man, that video is so so so old! that happened when they first came out! it was corrected way back in april. they havent had that many turbo issues. they are actually quite good diesels! plagued with problems? whatever.
  5. mag360

    mag360 LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,446

    Supposedly this problem no longer occurs. I know there was a learning curve for ford and dodge as far as when to cycle. The 6.4 flamethrowers were attention catching, but dodge set parameters so burn off would only occur over 35mph and had trouble with yard trucks, delivery trucks, etc. that don't exceed 35 for extended periods of time.

    The big trucks are also having issues.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    This issue was fixed months ago, this was only an issue for the first 6.4's. My buddy works at a Ford dealership as a tech, they haven't seen any issues since some of the first run trucks came back in for the recall.
  7. L&L

    L&L LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 17

    Dont get me wrong....I love fords and I own a few but why would Ford after all the testing they did on these new diesel release a truck that blows flames out the exhaust?? Also what are they getting for mpg's out of the new 6.4's? My buddy has one and the best he can get is 9...is this true?
  8. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 785

    To add fuel to the fire,2008 6.4 diesels are blowing thru radiators. :mad:
  9. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,513

    I don't think anyone can dispute the early 6.0L diesels were absolutely full of problems. Most folks stay away from '03s and the '04s were hit or miss. From '05 on, the 6.0Ls have been great.

    But just because this is the case does not mean the new 6.4 will follow in it's predecessor's footsteps. From what I've heard and read, I'd have no problems at all buying one if I were in the market.

    Remember, the new Tundra has had more than it's share of camshaft problems and faulty tailgates but to start ranting about how the Toyota trucks are junk would be just plain dumb.:hammerhead:
  10. supercuts

    supercuts LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,785

    i just bought one, i asked them to re-tune it to blow the flames out again, i thought it was cool feature. so far, mine is great, all 800miles worth. it start in the cold like a gas engine, unlike my 7.3's. the other day i could barely get my 7.3 to start, trying a few times with the glow plugs, the 6.4 fired right up. i was shocked. im getting 15mpg on the highway, 11-12 town, but its brand new/breaking in and its winter mix fuel

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