6.4L Power Stroke Engine and DrivetrainDiscussion of the 6.4L Power Stroke diesel engine and drivetrain in the 2008-Up Super Duty trucks. No gas engine discussion allowed except on transmissions and drivetrain that pertain to all models. Please confine discussion of topics in this forum to those items that are specific to the 6.4L Power Stroke engine.
Just under 140k on 08 F450.1st Motor went @ 30k. Just had head gaskets done last month. Lots of other problems along the way injectors,oil cooler, radiator,egr cooler,fuel cooler,starter,ball joint, oil leaks. Luckily ford gave me a 200,000 mile warranty when the first engine went. Down time still sucks!
08 Ford F450 4X4 Lariot, Job 2
4:30 limited slip, Nav system, DVD system, Audiophile for Nav, isimple gateway with Bluetooth hands free calling,B&W gooseneck turnover ball with 5th wheel companion attachment, slide rear window, backup sensors, Tailgate step, Heated Seats, 91 gallon reserve tank with electric sylinoid valve hooked up to a Upfitter Switch for auto refill when driving. H&S MiniMaxx tuner, 4 inch Pro-Flow DPF/CAT delete, AFe stage II CAI. Love the truck
55K, original buyer. First two years were rough...three radiators, oil leaks, rear main, drive line shudder. 63 days out of service at the dealer.
Since then, only routine service every 5K. And, fyi, since same time, it's been driven primarily at highway speeds pulling a load, rather than stop & go in town. Have not had a problem since. My read is that this engine needs to work to stay running.
2008 F-350 Lariat 4x4 LWB Crew Cab, 6.4, Auto Trans, Job 2
NRA Life Member
Oath Keeper "Not on my watch!"
2008- F350 Lariat = 217,000- Orig Eng replaced @43508- EGR Failure, Driver side rebuilt @ 64000- Radiator Failure, was never quite right after the rebuild. Eng replaced again @ 94,000, since then no problems -yet. Tagged for 26K and run 22k to 24k gross quite often. Truck is all stock. I just wished this thing got better mileage.
Last edited by KY Steel; 11-14-2012 at 02:29 PM.
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I just rolled 42,000 on my 2008 FX4 F-250 SD. Bought it back in July with around 37,000 miles on it. Checked oasis report prior to buying and had all the Ford recalls done by previous owner. Since I have had it, crankshaft seal replaced, upper and lower radiator hoses replaced to the new double collars, and new thermostat which was all covered under the 5 yr 100,000 warranty. I love my truck, and I'm very rententive when it comes to the maintenance portion almost to the point that I have A.D.D (thats what my wife says). Keeping my fingers crossed that mine is in it for the long haul, without any major issues, but after reading some of the posts on this website it scares me just a little.
I am not sure I will see high mileage with this truck. I have 69,3xx miles on it right now, and I am pretty sure when my ESP is about to expire I will be trading it in...
It just had $3,000 dollars worth of transmission work done that was covered under my extended plan fortunately, and has accumulated a pretty decent laundry list of repairs in the last year. I am not confident that I would own it out of a warranty...
On the flip side it's the nicest truck I have ever owned. I love driving it, it rides awesome for a 1 ton 4x4 long bed and pulls like a freight train. I am happy and sad with it! But can see myself being mostly sad owning it out of warranty...
Silver Metallic 2008 F-350 Lariat, Crew Cab, Long Bed, PSD, 4x4, Auto, MoonRoof, Medium Stone Leather, Heated Captains Chairs, Tow Command, Upfitters, Memory Group, Audiophile, Camper, Tow and Off-Road Package...Banks Monster Exhaust, 3.5" Icon Leveling Kit, 35x11.5 Toyo AT's...
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