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Old 03-06-2019, 12:24 PM   #1
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Is it worth to trade in?

Howdy all! Currently I have a 2010 F-150, 5.4 with a 3.73 (11,200 GVWR, 17,100 GCWR). 109,000 miles. Towing our 9,000lb pull behind camper.

The dealership just posted a 2008 F-250 6.4 Diesel with 3.73 (12,500 GVWR, 23,000 GCWR) 133,000 miles, no DEF. Waiting on final price and inspection but guessing 25k is will be their asking.

We would like to start traveling a little further from home on trips with it. Does this seem like a good fit or problematic?

It also has a mod (maybe). But not sure what it is and if it tells me good or bad news about the condition of the engine. I have attached a photo.

Any and all help is greatly appreciated!Click image for larger version

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Old 03-06-2019, 12:27 PM   #2
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Hello,

Find another truck, you have no idea how that tuner was used and how much stress was placed on the engine.
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The 6.4 came with itís own set of problems also.
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The 6.4 is one of the better diesels used by Ford. The tuner in your picture just shows that it has been tuned and probably deleted. Find out if it has a full delete (egr, etc). If so, even better, as most 6.4 problems were related to emissions. Unfortunately, most major repairs require the cab to be removed on these models.

If it is in good shape, 25k is not a bad price depending on option package. Older diesels under 150k are in demand these days.

I would sell my current truck myself if possible.

You will be amazed at the improvement in towing experience
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I just traded in a 2012 Ram 2500 CTD CC LB 4x4. $28500. 59,??? miles. One owner. Retail was slightly higher. I can't see $25K for a truck with 133,000 miles and a known history of problems as being a good buy.
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:54 PM   #6
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Personally I would avoid a 6.4 ford.

1. cracked pistons - casting flaws/too thin in spots
2. clogged oil coolers
3. cracked up pipes.
4. fuel diluting oil.

*disclaimer. I am still hurting from a 6.0L ford I owned once.
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Is it worth to trade in?

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Old 03-06-2019, 01:00 PM   #8
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The 7.3 was fords best Diesel engine followed by the now proven 6.7. Like I said, the 6.4 had its share of problems.
http://www.powerstrokehub.com/6.4-po...-problems.html
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I almost bough an 05 6.0 F350 Lariat with 41,000 on it back in 2010. Old guy owned it and traded in every few years cause he could. I wanted the Ford extended warranty. So I needed to get an inspection.
Leaking bed plate
Glow plug bad
Crank sensor bad.

Not covered under the warranty because they occurred before the warranty.
I had the OASIS report done but all that shows is what was done if it was brought in.
Needless to say I ran from it. Sad because it was a really nice truck in otherwise perfect shape.
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You can find a gotcha list for every diesel out there. The 6.4 is no exception. But the 6.4 is still a favorite to be bullet proofed, especially by a full delete which removes most of the major problems. Here is a fair write-up which includes items for a perspective buyer to look for.

https://www.littlepowershop.com/6-4-...ues-and-fixes/

Personally, I would stay away from Ford all together and look for a Duramax
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