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Old 01-15-2009, 06:08 AM
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2002 7.3 lifespan expectations????

have been getting a little curious about what to expect in the not so distant future with regards to my engine....

Right now I am at 172,000 miles, completely stock, oil changed between 5k & 7k miles, new air and fuel filter evry 3rd oil change....

only issues with truck have been:
1 starter replaced
1 altenator rebuilt
1 CPS replaced
1 GPR relay replaced

other than that, never had a wrench on her,,,,never found a boot loose or anything....and even with winter blend I can average between 15 & 17 MPG.

correct me if I'm wrong, but a noticable decrease in MPG's is a sign that something is not working correctly in the compression ignition engines, so as long as my MPG's stay the same, I can assume everything internal and external on the engine is working as it should.....

How far can these engines go before they are just "WORE SLAP OUT"
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Old 01-15-2009, 06:16 AM
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I don't think you will find that answer. As long as all fluids are changed as well as filters religiously you will get a lot of service out of that truck. There are guys on here that have bought trucks with almost 200k and are starting to mod them.
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well if they last then i have a lot of life left in mine but of corse its a so thats why
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Old 01-15-2009, 09:19 AM
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If you maintain it properly it will 300K + some on here with 400-500K still running good
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I got 245,000 and still moding it. I think it all depends on how you drive it!
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I got 245,000 and still moding it. I think it all depends on how you drive it!
211,000 here and still modding have Stg II's and fixing to put Stg III Injectors in and shes still running great
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:06 AM
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Plenty to go...

My 1999 7.3PSD had 200,000 on it when I bought it in 06. It was a fleet truck, pulling a bobcat trailer all of its life. It got a new tranny at 185xxx, before I got it. I have put a fuel pump, ball joints, rear main seal on it. I expect a few things to need replaced, but I plan to get 500xxx out of it. I was able to talk to the fleet mech. where it lived before me. He had no reason to lie to me since I bought it third hand. He offered me the maint records for it. It got 3-5k pm its whole life. It was stock until I put a 70hp chip in it. Next is the cosmetic stuff, its kind of a sleeper. Sure does run good though. I do 5k pm without fail. Good oil, good filter, KN air intake kit that gets regular clean/oil. Living a clean life makes a long life. If I have any other tranny problems, it is gonna get a 6spd man. Just for fun...
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I got 245,000 and still moding it. I think it all depends on how you drive it!
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211,000 here and still modding have Stg II's and fixing to put Stg III Injectors in and shes still running great
Just flipped 270,000 and soon too have big oil
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Just flipped 270,000 and soon too have big oil
Do you have PMR's or Forged rods??
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PMRS i assume Theres an off chance they could be forged though
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