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Old 08-03-2014, 05:15 PM
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Question is 300k the end of the road?

A 97 f350 4x4 auto has been offered to me on trade. The truck has 305 on the clock. How many of you are still running one of these 7.3s with 300k on them? Is there any life left in this rig? I havnt seen the truck in person I havnt decided weather or not to go make a deal. Thanks for any input.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:29 PM
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Compression test it check for blow by.

I wouldn't worry if it checks out.

I know 4 or 5 farmers with over 300k miles. Still using them
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I've personally seen 2 and heard of many more. The 2 that I've seen had 535k on one and 712k on the other. My 95 had 250k on it and ran perfect.
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Both my 95 and 01 have 318k and 308k they run great, and I have no problems with them, and am actually the first person to chip and modify both rigs, 300k is just another badge of honor
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Iirc international doesn't call for a rebuild on these until 500,000
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:35 PM
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362k and would drive it anywhere. I love mine.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:45 PM
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I hope 300K isn't the end of the road. I have 280K on mine and she is still pulling strong. I hope to get well over 300K out of her.
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:53 PM
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I've read somewhere that they are referred to as the half million mile motor. So I guess that that goes along with the comment about INC not calling for a rebuild before 500K mi.

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Old 08-03-2014, 09:08 PM
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a buddy of mine had an OBS flatbed that had 762k miles on it before it finally let go.
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:48 AM
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Mine was bought bone stock at 265 and has 336 now. I chipped it, did injectors, and intake, as well as other maintenance items. Runs nice and strong now. Burns a quart of oil about every 1k if I drive it in town though, but only a quart every 3k on highway trips. Turbo seals are bad, I would guess.
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