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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

Hello,

I am looking at maybe picking up a 6.0l for me and my Son to mod a little. Heard all the horror "Stories" about this engine but are they really true? The Son is graduation from Wyotech in Diesel so would a 6.0l work for our project?

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-08-2012, 11:32 PM
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Re: 6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

Why wouldnt it? Just do your basic supporting mods and it will make good power and be reliable.

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Re: 6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

6.4 vs 6.0. What your guys opinions. I know, kinda asking for it.
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If u dpf delete and tune a 6.4. Bye bye 6.0. I love my 6.4. If u plan on leaving stock I'd say 6.0. That dpf really hurt the 6.4. But if u delete it u won't beleive how much power it has.


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Re: 6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

6.0 is much easier to work on

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Re: 6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

6.0 is way easier to work on. that being said how much power do you want him to have with basic bolt ons? the 6.4 can get crazy quick! 6.0 you can still work on in a driveway

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Re: 6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

I think the 6.0 will get you what you are looking for. I presume you are basically getting the truck to give your son some wrench time and IMO the 6.0 is the most cost effective option as you can get the trucks for quite a bit less than the 6.4s but for all intents and purposes basically taking a stock 6.0, doing an EGR delete, flushing the coolant system, rebuilding the oil cooler, and doing a head gasket replacement with head studs is about all you need to do to be able to know how to work on a 6.0. Of course you could tear the block all the way down but to what avail really?? This way you could bullet proof a stock 6.0 that has about 120K on the clock and then sell it and get something else to learn on. JMO

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Yea the 6.0 isn't that bad of motor. U just need to put some work and money into it. U can't beat the sound either. But it's all personal preference and what u want. The 6.4 is smushed and it a little tight to work on. Both motors are great once u put some time and money into them.


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Re: 6.4 owner looking at a 6.0

I love my 6.0 everybody talks somuch crap about them but it's just like anything else if u take care of somthing it's going to last and if not then anything can go bad on ya, they sound way better than any other diesel IMO and with a little money u can make them last forever, 6.4 is a beast tho when tuned and everything but the dpf has to go, 6.0 is a good motor for somebody to learn how to work on a diesel, I've learned everything I know just from working on mine

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