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Ford: problems with the 6.4 Liter Diesel..Mechanics..moisture

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I need help in understanding all the hype about problems with the 6.4 Liter Diesel. I've been warned by Ford Diesel Mechanics to not buy a 6.4 liter on a 2008. Something about being an intolerant engine to water/moisture. Financially, we need to go used at no more than about $35,000. So, did the problems being experienced with the 6.4 get fixed somewhere along the way as in 2009 or 10?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
Hi

I just want to make sure I understand you question, so I can give you the best answer.
Are you wantting to know which year is the best buy with the lease amount of problem?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Not necessarily best buy, but more focused on if the 6.4 liter engine has been changed year to year in response to problems being experienced in prior years. So, I was warned off of the 2008 and told to go to a later year to get a different engine. So, is the 6.4 liter engine the same engine no matter what year I buy? If yes, then what year did they offer a different and less problematic engine? Not an easy question to provide an answer to as I am not stating a "specific" mechanical problem.
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.
Hi

ok this is going take me a few minutes to research and do some comparing. I have the ability to look at the TBS on all the years and egines. Please allow me some time to help you out with the best choose for your money, and the one with the lease amount of problems for you. Thank you for you patients.
Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

Hi

ok the 2008 is a very bad buy and has server problems with the 6.4.

The 2009 6.4 Has improved but there is a problem with lack of power

The 2010 6.4 has one major problem that the customers are complaining about and that is it lacks in power this is worse then the 2009 model.

If you can buy a 2009 ford F 450 6.4, this would be the best one to get for the money and least amount of problems for you but does have a lack of power.

I am giving you also the TBS that are on the 2009 for you to review and what to exspect.

I am going to have to send it to you on the next message for you.

 

Thank you again

Expert:  Eric replied 5 years ago.

Here are the TBS for you on the 2009.

TSBs: Technical Service Bulletins Unedited OEM TSBs
OEM NumberIssue DateDescription
10-25-1212/20/2010SYNC - CALL SOUND QUALITY/BACKGROUND NOISE ISSUES AND/OR VOICE RECOGNITION DIFFICULTIES WHILE DRIVING
TSB 09-7-804/02/2009Compass Intermittently Loses Calibration - Build Before 3/1/2009
TSB 09-9-805/05/20096.4L Diesel - Cold Weather Belt Chirp
09-6-803/19/20096.4L AIR INDUCTION SYSTEM RESTRICTION - SNOW - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 3/16/2009
11-1-701/19/20116.4L DIESEL ENGINES - RADIATOR LEAK DUE TO HYPER-EXTENDED BYPASS THERMOSTAT
11-2-201/01/20116.4L DIESEL - WHITE SMOKE IN DAMP WEATHER CONDITIONS WHEN ACCELERATING
08-23-1511/24/2008SQUEAK NOISE WHEN APPLYING AND/OR RELEASING CLUTCH PEDAL
09-7-904/02/2009SYNC SOFTWARE UPDATE - VARIOUS ISSUES
10-25-312/13/2010CLUNK/POP NOISE HEARD/FELT UNDER FLOOR PAN WHILE TURNING - BUILT ON OR BEFORE 11/15/201
08-21-210/27/2008SYNC SOFTWARE PROGRAMMING SERVICE TIPS
11-3-303/02/2011AUDIO CONTROL MODULE (ACM) DISPLAYS SATELLITE FAULT WITH DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODE (DTC) B1342 IN SATELLITE DIGITAL AUDIO RECEIVER SYSTEM (SDARS) MODULE
10-23-611/22/20106.4L ENGINE - LACKS POWER, MIL ON WITH DTCS P20E2, P20E3, P20E4, P2080, P2084, P242B, P0544, P2031, P242A, OR P200E
08-25-112/22/2008WHITE SMOKE IN DAMP WEATHER CONDITIONS WHEN ACCELERATING - VEHICLES BUILT BEFORE 10/1/2008
08-26-401/05/20095R110W COLD WEATHER TRANSMISSION FAILURE
08-25-10No Date AvailableDIESEL CALIBRATION UPDATES - VEHICLES BUILT PRIOR TO 12/1/2008
08-25-312/22/2008SYNC SOFTWARE UPDATE - VARIOUS USER ISSUES
09-5-403/23/2009SYNC WITH 911 ASSIST AND VEHICLE HEALTH REPORT (VHR) DEALER UPGRADE SOFTWARE

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