Common problems with the 08-10 f350 6.4l?
Hey guys just recently have gotten interested in diesels. And the ford f350 4x4 4 door short bed 6.4l is specifically what I'm looking at. I'm also looking at dodge (ill be posting this same question over there).
A little bit of background for you guys. I've owned a 1999 ram and a 1999 mustang, both I paid more in repairs than what they were worth (I'm unlucky with cars haha). My driving habits are probably frowned on with most, but I've heard diesels love to be pushed. My foot is always to the floor until reaching the posted speed limit, I treat my cars like race cars. But I am religious when it comes to regular maintance, if its time for a fluid to be changes, it's changed, if its time for a part to be replaced, it's replaced. If a part is notorious to go out, I replace it with something better than factory (and it's normally cheaper too haha)
Okay into why I am here! I've recently read A LOT of horror stories when it comes to this model truck (and the dodge), I'm hoping that many of these are a rare occurrence (spending 10k plus before even 60k miles). Are these scary stories something I should really worry about? The only thing that I can see that seems to really fail is the radiator and something about the brakes/calipers. Is there Any other major probls or common problems that I should look for?
Also I live in Alaska and I have no emissions testing, what kind of upgrades would you guys recommend? I heard of some sort of delete that some do.