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I'm going to go look at a 2008 Ford F250 XLT Super Duty 6.4 L V8 32 V Ddi Ohv Twin Turbo Crew Cab, 6.5 bed with gooseneck installed truck today.

It has 175,000 on it. Very little rust which is hard to find here in Wi.

I am buying it to pull a 3 horse living qtrs gooseneck trailer. The trailer will only be pulled within a 2 to 2.5 hour radius of my house a few times a month during the summers. I'm looking to put on only a few thousand miles a year with it. And that's being very generous.

The dealer said they were going to do the egr delete, which I know very little about, but, from my understanding that will improve mileage???

When I asked the dealer about the 6.4's having any problems such as the 6.0's he said not as many. That's when I said that worries me.

He then offered to put on a 5 year, 100,000 mile warranty that would cover the engine, head gaskets, 4 wheel, and some other things I can't remember right now but will get the full details later.

Please help guide me through this purchase. Should I go for it or not? Feel free to pm with any other thoughts if you don't want to write them here.

All I know is that I have been looking for months for a 3/4 ton and my husband only wants a Ford, and my concerns are rust, along with all the other fine details. They are so hard to come by in the midwest and I am not able to go to other states to find one.

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run don't walk run away from that "dealer"!!! more than likely the warranty they are trying to sell you has more loop holes in it than swiss cheese.. if you want a low mileage 6.4L the are out there. get a used car insp done on it at a ford dealer. if its what you like go back to the dealer and by a FORD ESP premium care policy.
 

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Thanks, never heard of the esp policy. I just put in a fake scenario and truthfully, anything I could afford now wouldn't be covered.
 

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Not going to be an ESP available for that mileage truck...most non-Ford policies are not worth much, even Ford will give you a hard time on a lot of 'covered' items.
High-mileage 6.4s are a crapshoot--mine went bad at 207k miles--and very expensive to fix.
Be careful...
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you can buy an esp policy on a veh up too 8 yrs old and not over 150k miles.call the ford esp # and they can hgive you a better idea of what you can do.

now with that being said. the only thing that scares me about a used veh is the fuel sys. there is absolutely no way of knowing the health or life expectancy of the fuel sys. in the ESP inspection process we have no means of inspecting the fuel sys. a tech could take a look at the secondary fuel filter housing... if there's signs of rust on the fuel press reg bolts, or water etching in the filter housing,more than likely its had water ran through it at some point. it would be your luck you would buy the truck a month later the fuel sys s!!!'s the bed, and ford ESp will want pics of the pump. if theres any rust on it they will not pay period!!. we cant inspect the pump at the time of inspection. all of the 6.4L trucks I have bought used that's what ive done. if theres no etching or rust in the fuel bowl(secondary housing) more than likely it will be ok. eve3ry thing else with the engine can be looked at with a compression test and a glimps of the short fuel trim tables. the short fuel trim tables are kind of a health report of the engine. if an injector is way out in left field, +- 15-19 that cyl or inj has major problems. I could go on and on... my fingers are cramping.
 

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There is no company with any idea of actually paying for a claim on an extended warranty that will cover a vehicle that already has 175000 miles on it....to think that the 'dealer' would sell you something to cover for another 5yr/100k is ridiculous and would be a waste of money.

Best spend some more time looking--unless you have a purchase price so cheap you can put another $12-15k in in right away. I'm sorry, but high-mileage 6.0s and 6.4s scare me, and I'm on my 2nd 6.4.
 
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Thanks to all of you, I never went to go see the dealer who offered up the "warranty". If it sounds too good to be true........................................

I did find an awesome Ford F250, no rust, 7.3L a few weeks ago.
 
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