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Petr51488
02-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Take a look at this article i found on the aol welcome screen. Pretty neat if you ask me.. http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/01/wisconsin-mans-91-silverado-set-to-hit-1-million-miles/

Lawn Enforcer
02-04-2008, 07:46 PM
That's pretty cool

I once read an article in Farm Show magazine about a guy in Colorado (I think) who hauls horses all over North America and has a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 with a Cummins and a 6-speed manual who was about to hit the 1,000,000 mark. Good maintainance is the key besides being a well built truck.

LindblomRJ
02-04-2008, 07:57 PM
That's pretty cool

I once read an article in Farm Show magazine about a guy in Colorado (I think) who hauls horses all over North America and has a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 with a Cummins and a 6-speed manual who was about to hit the 1,000,000 mark. Good maintainance is the key besides being a well built truck.

Years in TDR there was an article about a 12 valve Cummins in a 1994. There is also a freight expediter who is about to put a million miles on a 1997 Ford van. Same engine, same transmission etc.

ALarsh
02-04-2008, 08:30 PM
I hope chevy takes it from him and gives him a new one for free. He is located pretty close to me too. That is an achievement

ExclusiveLawnCare
02-04-2008, 09:03 PM
wow, that crazy, very very nice news from all the car makers.

lifetree
02-04-2008, 09:20 PM
I'm impressed !!

J&R Landscaping
02-04-2008, 10:16 PM
It's a cool milestone. I'm curious as to what engine and tranny the truck has and how much of it is original!

deere615
02-04-2008, 10:29 PM
Wow thats pretty neat! I wonder what he did all that driving for

ALarsh
02-05-2008, 12:09 AM
Here is some more info....

MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) — Frank Oresnik is on the verge of making history driving his old standby — the pickup truck he says is about to pass the 1 million mile mark.

Oresnik took the 1991 Chevrolet Silverado to the Oil Ex-Change Quick Lube in Medford on Thursday for what he expects will be its last oil change and tuneup before hitting the magic number.

He said the truck is 1,200 miles from a million, and once he hits the mark he will retire the vehicle.

"I feel almost like the longtime NFL player as he goes into his last training camp knowing this is the end," Oresnik said.

He credits proper maintenance and a good measure of luck for allowing the truck to rack up so many miles. He said he's had more than 300 oil changes and tuneups at the Medford business, going in every 3,000 miles.

The truck has had four radiators, three gas tanks, five transmissions and six water pumps, but the engine has never been overhauled, Oresnik said.

He bought the Silverado in June 1996 after the original owner put 41,000 miles on it. Oresnik uses the vehicle to deliver seafood in three states, putting on about 85,000 miles a year.

hosejockey2002
02-05-2008, 12:27 AM
once read an article in Farm Show magazine about a guy in Colorado (I think) who hauls horses all over North America and has a 2002 Dodge Ram 2500 with a Cummins and a 6-speed manual who was about to hit the 1,000,000 mark. Good maintainance is the key besides being a well built truck.

That is pretty cool, but it sounds nearly impossible. To put down 1,000,000 miles in six years you have to drive at 60 mph, almost 11 hours a day, five days a week. Maybe the truck is team driven?

ALarsh
02-05-2008, 01:00 AM
That is pretty cool, but it sounds nearly impossible. To put down 1,000,000 miles in six years you have to drive at 60 mph, almost 11 hours a day, five days a week. Maybe the truck is team driven?

It could have been a 2002 model year purchased in 2001. That would make a little more sense.

barefeetny
02-05-2008, 01:24 AM
5 trannys.......

hahaha should have bought a stick... you would have only been on the second clutch

meets1
02-05-2008, 06:44 AM
Either way you look at it - that is alot of miles!

lawnboy dan
02-05-2008, 07:43 PM
5 trannys? my 83 toyota went 350k on its original auto trans. gm cant build a durable auto trans any more.my 93 silverado has only 98k and its tranny is about to go

Petr51488
02-05-2008, 08:40 PM
5 trannys? my 83 toyota went 350k on its original auto trans. gm cant build a durable auto trans any more.my 93 silverado has only 98k and its tranny is about to go

Theres allways someone who'se got to add something pointless to the thread... Yea, my toyota is at the 3 million mark with original tires and tank of gas.

Petr51488
02-05-2008, 08:41 PM
Double post.....

HenryB
02-05-2008, 08:50 PM
Theres allways someone who'se got to add something pointless to the thread... Yea, my toyota is at the 3 million mark with original tires and tank of gas.

It's a valid point talking about cars with high miles. My Toyota 250k original tranny and motor and thats towing and plowing. Somehow I can't see 750k more.:dizzy:

GravelyGuy
02-05-2008, 11:46 PM
1 mil. miles is definitely impressive, but 5 transmissions??? Theres a bunch of trucks on the Toyota website with over 500,000, I'm sure there's a few over a mil.

You guys will appreciate this.
http://www.millionmilevan.com/

vadeere
02-06-2008, 01:24 AM
A million miles is impressive, I would have bought a new truck by then due to the fact I would be bored with the old truck. What you have to really look at is what it cost him to run those million miles. not bashing chevy, I own one, great truck, my family is chevy die hards. Is there any other truck? I drove a '93 1/2 ton chevy in high school. I am afraid every year I will not be allowed to attend to attend Thanksgiving dinner due to my mixed fleet. However my father has a standing first refusal on my oldest cummins powered Dodge. In summary this is an impressive feat however I do not think this is unobtainable by other makes.

silentbob
02-06-2008, 02:32 PM
Wow, my butt is numb just thinking about it.

steve45
02-06-2008, 11:37 PM
We have a lot of high mileage drivers in our area. I know a number of people that drive 400+ miles per day. Our local Chevy dealers had a commercial a couple of years ago that showed local Chevys with 800,000+ miles.

My Tahoe is just getting broken in with 354,000... Yes, it's had the transmission replaced at 224,000. The biggest problem I'm having now is electrical stuff. Turn signal, window, fan switches, etc. are eating my lunch these days.

To keep an older vehicle useable, you also need to change the seat cushions and the windshield periodically.