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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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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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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

1997 Ford F-350 4x4 SRW regular cab manual trans.
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Why replace the oil pan?

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2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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Finding a decent woman is like shopping for a used truck. You spend most of your time picking through the money pits, wrecks, and basket cases until you find one that you can tolerate
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Well at least you caught the loose bolts before they cause any damage. Nothing worse than a sloppy hole
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They rust and leak up north

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Don't mind JJ, he lives near Santa, but uses a powerstroke instead of reindeer
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Why replace the oil pan?
might be rust if he is up north....

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The pans were probably rusting or leaking

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Wow, only guys talking bout truck runs good are both from ga lmao, I forget about that rust issue

-Kris-
2000 excursion V10 2wd 230k
2000 Excursion 7.3 4x4 246k
1995 CCLB DRW 324K
2001 CCLB DRW 319K
Dp tuner infinity, exhaust, intake, chipped, tricked, and wrecked


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The stock downpipe in an OBS is flat because I'm a ginger.
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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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