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Old 03-16-2008, 10:38 PM
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Please tell me. How far will it go???

I'm curious how far the "legendary" "bulletproof" 7.3 will go before dieing.

To be more specific I'm wondering about a mostly stock 2000, with stock turbo, stock injectors etc. Just DIY Cold Air Intake, 4" Turboback w/ muffler and no cat, and gauges. Auto Tranny. 2WD Dually. Definately used for towing (probably heavy towing but not for sure) and has had too much unplugged cold starting for my likeing in the recent months. As far as I know it's had good maitenence.

The CPS recall has been fixed.
A new S&B will be put on next week.

It is never shut off before idleing/cooling to at least 300degrees on the EGT gauge.

What do you think? How far should it go if maitenence is kept up?

It has just over 182k on it right now.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:52 PM
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depends on your definition of keep going, it will go forever if u put money in it. but the motor should go over 500k with out to mutch trouble.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:55 PM
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Well I guess I mean before it's totalled. Like say the turbo and all 8 injectors go at the same time, that might have to be it for me... depending on my financial state at the time.

By keep going I mean, how many miles give or take before things just start breaking and wearing out?
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:56 PM
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I agree, especially if you plan on keeping it that way and it is maintained well.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:57 PM
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BLK99 has well over 400K on his truck. A few others are over 300K.

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Old 03-16-2008, 11:03 PM
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I had 160,000 and look at my cylinders after I broke a rod at 420+ rwhp. (stock have around 180 at the wheels).



(they look like they did the day it left the assembly line).
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Well, I'm feelin a little better about it. I'm aware that diesel go for a long long time, and the 7.3 is an extremely good engine.

But another 150k-300k out of that motor/truck is why I'm buying a PSD over a Saturn.

How about the Automatic Tranny? Do those go just as long as the engine?
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I had 160,000 and look at my cylinders after I broke a rod at 420+ rwhp. (stock have around 180 at the wheels).



(they look like they did the day it left the assembly line).
still look brandnew....same way with my old 1979 2stroke 390 dirtbike, never been rebuilt and runs like a champ, had the exhaust off and could still see the hone marks in the cylinder from the facotry.
and has for the turbo and injectors i think 300k is a resinable goal but you can never tell with this stuff.
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I hope this is the last truck I ever buy.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:24 PM
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the trany is a whole nother thing.....if it has never been rebuild get ready for that. to get 200k out of a factory trans is really good. if your rebuid it right once you should never have to touch it again.
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