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How many miles are to many?

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by Junior M, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. SunriseGardens

    SunriseGardens LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Any pictures?
  2. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    gonna try and pick it up this week and I'll get some pictures.
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    Here she is.. rolled over 138,000 on the way home last night


  4. SunriseGardens

    SunriseGardens LawnSite Member
    Posts: 75

    Nice and clean, low miles, what does it get for mileage?

    I had a 97 F250 with the 7.3 and 5 speed, back before they changed the fuel I would get 18 to 20 highway.

    I still like that body style, congrats.

  5. tnmtn

    tnmtn LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NE Tn.
    Posts: 1,019

    nice lookin truck, Hope it serves you well, Congrats
  6. noahb195

    noahb195 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 994

    Put that baby to work.
  7. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
    Posts: 6,831

    That's a clean OBS!
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  8. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,435

    Nice grab. I would be more worried that a older truck doesn't have the correct amount of miles/hours on it for its age. Sitting to long and not running will destory a engine just as fast as to many miles.

    Back in that time 6.5's where very misunderstood and almost always misdiagonised. I have a 98 with a 6.5, and its been running strong with 191K on it. Its got its PMD relocation kit, a new balancer 2 years ago, and updated oil lines. Is it a diesel powerhouse, NO!, the 7.3 powerstroke and 5.9 cummins in that time frame where a better power horse engine. But I'm happy with the lack of power to get around 18mpg empty on the freeway, vs my old 5.9 dodge gasser and I was lucky to get 10mpg (plus I was burning more coolent and oil than gas in it by the time I sold it). The other great thing about the 6.5L even though its old, GM has to keep supplying parts stock for it, thanks to they US Military as its a 6.5 powering the last generation of HUMMV's. Surplus engines are extremly cheap.
  9. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 13,551

    The title he had said the odometer read 101,000 when he bought it in 2004 from his brother.. 9 years and only 36,000 miles. I'll do almost that many just this year.
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