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aguablanco

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2010 F-250 6.4L
« on: September 09, 2018, 12:57:03 PM »
Looking at the above vehicle for my new TV. It has 53K miles and has been meticulously maintained in and out. This is a 2 wheel drive extended cab, exactly what I am looking for. I would like to hear opinions on this truck before I go to the trouble and expense of doing the fluid analysis. Is this a truck I can run to 250K miles  or should I keep looking? Good news is that the ask is under $23K, so great for my budget. Thanks in advance!
RichH
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edjunior

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 01:35:07 PM »
Get a Carfax report, and get an Oasis report from a dealer.  See what has been done to it.  These tended to have the radiator problems still, and they like to develop oil leaks (turbo cooler in my case).  If it's a Lariat, they also had some issues with the AC blend door actuators.  There are lots of reports of other issues as well.

I will say it is a strong motor, and I loved mine.  But the little issues that kept popping up would soon start coming out of my pocket instead of warranty.  I would suggest moving on up to the 6.7L, a later year.  My 2011 just dropped a valve and destroyed the engine, and there are lots of reports of issues with the early build 6.7L.

Ed.....KF5INW
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ronster

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 09:33:00 PM »
Run away as fast as you can.....they are nothing but trouble,high pressure pumps ,turbos,fan clutches etc.Work on too many of them.Get a Dodge or a Duramax...remember all big trucks are in line sixes.
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aguablanco

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 09:40:19 AM »
See Spot run! Thanks for the heads up guys, you are awesome. While I really like the Dodges, they are pricier than I have budgeted. Are there any good Fords that I should consider?
RichH
2012 Silverado 1500 5.3L 6 Speed
2010 Freedom Spirit 24 FBSL
Curt 10K WDH
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Optimistic Paranoid

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 10:03:16 AM »
Are there any good Fords that I should consider?

If you've got 20 minutes, take a look at this YouTube video from Powerstroke Help discussing the different Ford diesel engines and years.  Very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o2LGuzl0go
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aguablanco

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2018, 11:01:24 PM »
That is a great video. It also makes me want to quit looking at Ford's completely. Thanks for the link, it is most appreciated.
RichH


If you've got 20 minutes, take a look at this YouTube video from Powerstroke Help discussing the different Ford diesel engines and years.  Very interesting.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o2LGuzl0go
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2010 Freedom Spirit 24 FBSL
Curt 10K WDH
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Optimistic Paranoid

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 02:48:29 AM »
You're welcome. It made me stop looking at diesels.  I bought an F250 with the 6.2 GAS engine.
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edjunior

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 09:08:08 PM »
You're welcome. It made me stop looking at diesels.  I bought an F250 with the 6.2 GAS engine.

Can I ask what you are pulling with your truck?  I'm interested since I have to get a truck pretty quick, and would appreciate some feedback.
Ed.....KF5INW
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2019 F-250 XLT, 6.7L PSD
2010 Forest River Wildcat 28RKBS
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Optimistic Paranoid

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2018, 03:27:18 AM »
Sorry, not pulling anything.  I will soon be ordering an Alaskan Camper to put in the back.
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kdbgoat

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2018, 04:43:39 AM »
I had a 2015 Super Duty with the 6.2 gasser. I pulled a travel trailer that was over 9000# fully loaded and had no issues. The salesman that sold me the truck bought it when I traded it in. He has put a lot of miles on it since he bought it, many pulling a sizeable Cougar fifth wheel. He recently went from Delaware on a trip to Tennessee. It was his first trip through mountains. He took my advice about using the"manual" feature on the transmission and loved it. I highly recommend that engine and transmission combination. The downside is the gas mileage.
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gravesdiesel

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2018, 03:18:52 PM »
I love my Dodge Rams with Cummins diesels and have three of them.  Cant beat the durability and simplicity of the inline six compared to a V8. Exactly why tractor trailer rigs and industrial equipment run the inline six engines.
The 6.0 and 6.4 International engines were a disaster in the Ford pickups.  They were not as bad in the "detuned" medium applications like school buses and box trucks.
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aguablanco

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 05:00:18 PM »
What is your MPG while towing? I only get about 10 with my 1500.
RichH

I had a 2015 Super Duty with the 6.2 gasser. I pulled a travel trailer that was over 9000# fully loaded and had no issues. The salesman that sold me the truck bought it when I traded it in. He has put a lot of miles on it since he bought it, many pulling a sizeable Cougar fifth wheel. He recently went from Delaware on a trip to Tennessee. It was his first trip through mountains. He took my advice about using the"manual" feature on the transmission and loved it. I highly recommend that engine and transmission combination. The downside is the gas mileage.
2012 Silverado 1500 5.3L 6 Speed
2010 Freedom Spirit 24 FBSL
Curt 10K WDH
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kdbgoat

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Re: 2010 F-250 6.4L
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 06:04:25 PM »
About 9 to 12 when I was towing
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