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Right choice or not.....

Hey guys, new to the diesel truck world. I recently ordered an F-350 6.4 cc and was hoping I did the right thing. Why I'm asking is, I thought the majority of problems were worked out. Now I'm reading about air filters and engine knocking problems. How much of a worry do I have? I've always been a Gm man but not really crazy with there truck looks. I thought I did my research fairly well and Ford gives better options along with better styling at this point. I have a few friends with the 6.0's and never had any problems. A couple have the V-10's and say I'm crazy for buying the diesel. They say to many problems. Anybody have any opinions? I might have a few questions to ask also.
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i thot the same thing when i bought mine.but now that i have it i love it.its got 2500 miles on it and have loved every mile.the new 6.4 is a great engin so far.i only get 11 mpg tho
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Maybe you're sweating at the altar. I've got the '08 F-350 and love it. It is totally different from the 6.0. Ford has improved the drive train...up to the finned differential cover (which is still an aftermarket item elsewhere).
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I've been reading other post here with people having engine knock after first oil change and other people with water in the air filters from rain and blowing snow. I'm not sweating at the altar, just some concerns. I plunked a lot of money down on this truck. I love the trucks. My buddie gave me his for a weekend to make sure that's the truck I wanted and it was sweet.
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I have close to 12K miles and no regrets! You will love it!

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Once you drive it off the lot and feel those 650 ftlbs at yor foot you yont look back. Not to mention how smooth the engine is and how lovely the interior has been reappointed. :Handshake: deal for me.

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Hey guys, new to the diesel truck world. I recently ordered an F-350 6.4 cc and was hoping I did the right thing. Why I'm asking is, I thought the majority of problems were worked out. Now I'm reading about air filters and engine knocking problems. How much of a worry do I have? I've always been a Gm man but not really crazy with there truck looks. I thought I did my research fairly well and Ford gives better options along with better styling at this point. I have a few friends with the 6.0's and never had any problems. A couple have the V-10's and say I'm crazy for buying the diesel. They say to many problems. Anybody have any opinions? I might have a few questions to ask also.
You will be ok! Just know that you will be getting crappy fuel mileage! I went the other direction, left Ford for a Dmax and i love the thing, it is getting 16 mpg in town driving..I will go back to Ford one day when they improve their drivetrain some more! You shouldn't rule out the V-10 Ford cuz it gets around the same mpg's as many guys with the 6.4!!
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I heard about the crappy fuel mileage. It's mainly going to set in the garage cuz I have a company van. My last truck was a 05 GMC with a little under 17,000 miles on it. I have a toy hauler so I'm going for the power. I'm wondering if this will be a Job2 or three truck build? I'll have to check with the dealer on that.
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job 3, if you ordered, job 3 started around the beginning of the year.
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What's going to be different between Job2 and Job3, any idea's? Ordered in late January.
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