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I have been looking at a 2010 Ford F350 Lariat with the 6.4 powerstoke. what i was wondering is if i get the 6.4 or the older 6.0. i was also wondering if i should get a manual or automatic transmission in either or?
 

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I have an 08 that I bought about 5 months ago. Had right about 100k miles on it. And I'm already about 10grand into repairs and performance upgrades to help the engine last longer. It's literally has always has something wrong since I've had the truck, and I just keep fixing it back to back. And my wallet never gets to recover. This truck is breaking me. But I have too much money in it to walk away.
I love this truck when it's running right. Pulls great, im fully deleted but only get 13 mpg empty. Guess it's how I'm geared being a 1ton single wheel.
If I could go back I would've waited for a cheap enough 6.7...but if you got deep pockets for repairs Maintenance and fuel I'd say a 6.4 is the way to Go.
 

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If it were me I would do like he said wait on amgood deal on a 6.7 or if you get lucky and find a low miles 7.3. I looked for a long time and finaly found a 7.3 with low miles just for the dependability factor.
 

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If i had to choose between the 6.0 and 6.4 i would got for the 6.0. You can get a nice 6.0 and bulletproof it for less money than a 6.4. The maintenance is also cheaper on the 6.0 than the 6.4. And simpler mechanic wise


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If i had to choose between the 6.0 and 6.4 i would got for the 6.0. You can get a nice 6.0 and bulletproof it for less money than a 6.4. The maintenance is also cheaper on the 6.0 than the 6.4. And simpler mechanic wise


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+1 on this, when I researched I've chosen 6.0 being more reliable and less hassle on repair than a 6.4.
 

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It really depends on what you want to do with the truck.

In general all the Powerstokes are great trucks-
7.3 will outlast any diesel out there,
6.0 is sweet if you are sweet to it and loves to be tinkered with
6.4 can make a whole lotta HP for relatively cheap and then become a real HP monster if you really pour in the $$ and time
the new 6.7 is bad to the bone stock and the after market is getting very interesting but is still a relatively new bird.

Both 6.0 and 6.4 require bullet proofing, heck even the fabled Ol'reliable 7.3 requires a few add-ons. And the 6.7 has tuner issues.

The major factor is finding one with reasonable miles that hasnt been abused. Be patient and wait for a good deal but go over it with a fine tooth comb.
 

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7.3
6.0
6.4
6.7
In that order ironically
Ten years ago I would have never thought I would be saying a Ford 6.0 was better than anything.....but it has proven to be better than the 6.4 or 6.7. With a little help of course. That's my opinion, yours may differ.

Let me add that by "better", I mean it cost less to repair and make reliable than some of the newer engines I've read about here.
 

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The engines aside, it is hard for me to think about my '02 V10/'04 350/'07 350 as being comparable to the '09 and now '10 450s I have had--the upgrades to the interior/technology inside are way ahead of the older ones.
Don't think I could go back to the old SDutys, I'm too spoiled. Wish I could afford a '16...
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the 6.4 was a build using lessons learned from the 6.0.... the IH(read: navstar) version is friggin' SOLID... the freakin' emissions tack welded onto the 6.4 is THE downfall of an otherwise outstanding platform. Piazio injectors don't give up the ghost near as often as the HEUI do, it doesn't shear oil... the head bolts are much stronger- rare cases of blowing them with a stock tuned truck.. .
 
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