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Old 10-18-2013, 06:14 AM
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Higher Mileage guys might take note

Just a heads up, I've gone through 3 7.3s lately. One with 250K miles, manual trans, been beat most of it's life, another with 225k, auto trans all stock and the last with 270k manual trans. All of these engines were in need of crank and rod bearings. If you're pulling the pan, I would suggest pulling a cap or two and seeing what you have! All of them had good oil pressure/in good operating condition.

Another with 135k was tipped over on its side and spun 3 mains and smoked the rods, surprisingly the guy got it running and drove it one more day.
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Old 10-18-2013, 09:25 AM
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I'm at 311k and have no problems, but if I ever decide to crack it open I would post my findings
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Old 10-18-2013, 12:33 PM
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357k runs like a dream. I guess maintenance is key.
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All of these trucks ran like a dream too. Only pulled engines to replace oil pans
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:48 PM
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Why replace the oil pan?
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They rust and leak up north
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Why replace the oil pan?
might be rust if he is up north....
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Old 10-18-2013, 03:52 PM
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The pans were probably rusting or leaking
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:20 PM
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Wow, only guys talking bout truck runs good are both from ga lmao, I forget about that rust issue
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Old 10-18-2013, 04:59 PM
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He lives in Wisconsin according to his profile. that is so North they kinda talk like canadians
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