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Old 02-22-2013, 12:59 AM
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HIGH Mileage Diesels...Let's See 'Em

Ok, so I'm continuing this from another thread into its own a bit, but here goes. In this never ending Gas Vs. Diesel debate, everyone on the diesel side always touts how their diesel trucks can run forever, for 500K+ miles. Awesome. My question is, how many of you guys are actually doing this? I want to hear from people who have 300K or MORE miles on their diesels. I personally wouldn't touch ANY truck with that kind of mileage because I'm afraid it would eat me alive in repairs, but I want to hear your stories. I'm sure there are some out there. Pics are always appreciated too! Thanks guys. Not trying to light any fires. I just genuinely enjoy all the truck debating
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:09 AM
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312K on 94 7.3 non turbo. (F477)(White) truck known as Henry.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:42 AM
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Its not only the fact that people are actually keeping them them forever and keep them so long for themselves, its the fact that because they last so long you can still sell them and they have some resale value left in them when you decide to sell them with 250k on them, whereas a gas engine would be given away or towed to the junk yard at that point (most times, not all).

With that being said my neighbor has one with 375k on it
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:53 AM
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To be honest, yeah my engines could last that long but there is no way I would want to keep mine that long around here.. With our winters around here i wouldn't have a frame or truck left if i kept it long enough to put over 500k on it.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:06 AM
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^^^^ that is true, Other parts still go at 90 to 150k AC;s, front-ends, and so on. Doesn't matter what truck it is.
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Old 02-22-2013, 11:52 AM
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Mine's just short of 300K. It's been a good truck, towing 10K plus every working day. Besides the auto trans, repairs have been minor. Now that I have that straightened out, I'll run her 'til she dies.

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Old 02-22-2013, 12:45 PM
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Mine's just short of 300K. It's been a good truck, towing 10K plus every working day. Besides the auto trans, repairs have been minor. Now that I have that straightened out, I'll run her 'til she dies.

You guys down in texas dont realize how lucky you have it with trucks down there Ours last about two years until we get some form of rust on them. My 02 was bought brand new in 03 and by 07 it had to go to the body shop because there were huge rust holes on all fenders and had to be fixed. Then again in 2010 and now theyre getting to that point again. The bed has been redone a couple times until i put linex in it. (and that is without even plowing with the truck until 2007 or 08)

The frames all have lots of surface rust on my trucks but they are still solid, just very scaley. Whenever you need to work on anything you just fight an endless battle against rusted and frozen bolts and parts that were just apart a year or two ago and they have to be cut out of heated up cherry red. I went down to visit family in florida and he had a jeep from the late 80's and it still had FACTORY paint on the damn frame. We lose that in about 4 years.

Long story short, Im jealous.
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Old 02-22-2013, 01:49 PM
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^^^ True JD but you are close to the seafood!
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Old 02-22-2013, 03:51 PM
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This is a great thread, I wanna see odometer readings fellas!!!!! Dont just be telling me how many miles on it.... LOL Im not calling you guys liars I just love to see a high odometer reading!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was on ebay a few months ago and there was a super cheap cummins diesel truck. Think it was a 24 valve. Anyways, I thought it was a mis-type by the seller when it said that the truck had 519K on the truck. Sure enough there was a picture of the odometer. Cool sight to see. Of course this truck was in fact from california and was used as a trailer delivery truck so It had been worked. Still looked great, no rust........ Hole in the seat as big as a basketball!! LOL

I am a gas guy as most know from the thread that this one originated from but I do have a fella I know with a early 90's ford IDI diesel that he uses daily for his business that does in fact have over 400K on the clock. He just brags and brags on the motor but saids hes put numerous trannys and front ends under the truck..... Saids its a low powered dog but its just gotta make it where it needs to go. He is in no hurry........

With all this being said, I also know a fella that we race with that has a 5.4 ford truck with almost 300K on it and its original engine and has had 1 tranny rebuild and hes not super easy on this truck either.

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Old 02-22-2013, 04:23 PM
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This is a great thread...but WHERE R THE CUMMINS?

I might go Diesel with my next truck, we'll have to see. If I do, it'll be a Cummins.
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