Go Back   PowerStrokeArmy > Power Strokes > 6.4 Tech

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-07-2019, 09:21 AM
J98 J98 is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: MN
Posts: 27
Default 6.4 New Owner Questions

Morning PSA,

New here to the forum but a long time reader. Just picked up a í10 F350 6.4 with 140k. Got the truck for a good deal, had one owner since new and its bone stock aside from a level and 35Ēs.

I have a Livewire TS+ that I intend to use as a monitor, its left over from my í11 6.7. I plugged it in and immediately checked DTCs, it had 3 of them. U0101, P0488, P0529. Noted them down, and cleared them as none of them seemed too large of worry, figured if they came back I would dig deeper into them.

I set up the monitor on Saturday and did a 150 mile trip (no load, 60-70 mph) keeping an eye on oil and cooler temps which seemed alright, oil running about 193-199* and coolant running 190-194*. This seemed alright to me. I guess you could call me a bit paranoid that something is going to go wrong, as I am well aware the 6.4ís had areas of failure.
I donít intend to tune the truck and despite owning a number of diesels, Iíve never worried much about these things as I didnít have a monitor till recently.

Now for the newbie questions Ė what are some good parameters to keep an eye on with the 6.4 trucks? I realize that is an open ended question, but being that I have the ability to keep an eye on things I figured I would ask.

Thanks for any answers or advice in advance!
  #2  
Old 01-07-2019, 10:23 AM
sootie's Avatar
sootie sootie is offline
General
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,218
Default

i would tune it
  #3  
Old 01-07-2019, 11:10 AM
J98 J98 is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: MN
Posts: 27
Default

I certainly would like to, but unsure on how long I intend to keep the truck. The tuner is currently locked, the old 6.7 was sold with a custom GH tune but I kept the Livewire.

I would assume your recommendation is based on the problematic nature of certain factory installed systems, or based off the p0488 code/other information I mentioned?
  #4  
Old 01-07-2019, 11:19 AM
sootie's Avatar
sootie sootie is offline
General
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,218
Default

Yes, the regen on those things is a death sentence. The U code is a communication code so i would worry about that unless it pops up again. The P0488 is likely because your throttle valve is all gunked up with ccv residue and cant cycle. A non issue if you tune. The other code is fan circuit feedback so it could be the wire harness that runs along the botton of the rad cradle, they are known to chaff there.
  #5  
Old 01-07-2019, 12:06 PM
J98 J98 is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: MN
Posts: 27
Default

Thanks sootie, that's good information to know. I didn't pay much attention to the regen status read out on the monitor, the truck was getting decent mileage (or so I think) for the conditions and tire size.

I'll check out that wire harness you called out. Was there any advantages to having a later build 6.4? Door tag says 10/09 on this one..
  #6  
Old 01-07-2019, 01:03 PM
sootie's Avatar
sootie sootie is offline
General
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,218
Default

yes they were less worse than early 08 builds.
  #7  
Old 01-07-2019, 03:37 PM
J98 J98 is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: MN
Posts: 27
Default

Thats good to know. Will run a DTC tonight and see if the codes came back. I know they really suck to get out, but what are the odds of being able to clean the EGR/throttle valve? A new one is more money then unlocking the SCT, so i'll ponder my options carefully, lol
  #8  
Old 01-07-2019, 07:10 PM
sootie's Avatar
sootie sootie is offline
General
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 11,218
Default

SCT will no longer unlock devices to be deleet capable
  #9  
Old 01-08-2019, 06:42 AM
J98 J98 is offline
Private
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: MN
Posts: 27
Default

The tuner already had custom deleet GH tunes on it. Does that mean if i send it in to get vin unlocked, those will no longer work?
  #10  
Old 01-09-2019, 08:21 AM
Connor M's Avatar
Connor M Connor M is offline
Sergeant
Member's Gallery
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Masshole
Posts: 380
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sootie View Post
SCT will no longer unlock devices to be deleet capable
So who's making new ****** capable tuners in general anymore? EZ link and efi live? seems everyone is disappearing fast.

OP i don't claim to be an expert but the best thing you can do to the truck is ****** it. The regen is a death sentence.
__________________
2008 CCSB 6.4 HD
2003 RCLB 6.0 XLT
6.0 Dump Trucks- 350 and 450
VT365 Rollback
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:51 PM.

 

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Designed by Military Ltd