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Alright guys, so my boss has been hounding me to run my truck in the oilfield in alberta. Lots of dirt roads, rough terrain and hiway. Cold weather to extreme heat. My question is how many of you actually run your trucks for work and how do they stand up? And I would also like to know how many KM/Miles you have on your 6.4 powerstrokes or even a friends. Mine currently has 145,000km or 95,000 miles... drives like a dream and haven't had any issues really... I just don't want to run the crap out of it and have $$$ issues in 6 months from now.

It already has s&b instake, 4" exhaust and H&S tuner which I will run at Stock or Tow while working to keep her cool and not sucking in unwanted dust.

Any input is helpful I just really want to know how tough they are and if I can run it for another 100,000km !!
 

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The 6.4 is as durable an engine as ever made. With the H&S and being deleted it is the equivalent of Wiley Coyote's ACME rocket.

As far as running the oil fields. That is up to you. They don't make 6.4's anymore, however, if he pays you well enough for using it then maybe it would be worth it. Trucks are a dime a dozen, nice trucks are not, so weigh the costs.
 

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I work off road also and personally I will not drive my 6.4 to work, I have a f150 gasser for that. Not because of durability issues but my 6.4 is my tow/road trip truck and using it daily off road will beat the heck out of the suspension.

Just a thought, but if you need a 3/4 ton and it will pay good to use your truck consider a older 5.4 or v10 gasser. Less maintenance and wear on your truck. One of my crews is still running a 01' v10 dually loaded down with well over 300k. Just an opinion
 

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I bought an 08 F350 with 280kms on it in May of last year, I did an afe intake, dpf delete with a 5" DP back straight pipe and I've been running the canned HD300 tune on performance since about 290kms, as of tonight it has 326k on it and I haul a 100GAL fuel tank and usually 2-3 sets of grader blades and a pail of oil and on occasion my 26' camper. My only complaint is that it started to sag in the rear after about a month of carrying the tank so it sits not quite level. Airbags are going in next year I suppose. If he is going to pay for your repairs go for it. Ive seen some of the right of ways you guys call "roads" out there and I'd find a beater F150 IMHO.
 
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