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Old 01-20-2006, 05:54 AM
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How many miles are to many

I have a 99 crew cab 4x4 dually and it has 532,000 miles on it now, it still runs fine, but is it time to replace it or should it keep trucking for a while. It has all freeway miles towing trailers.
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Old 01-20-2006, 07:45 AM
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532,000 miles.......heck just change the oil and put another 500K on it.
Just kidding, I'm interested in seeing what the others think of that. I'd say if it's running fine why not keep on going with it, although at some point odds are things are finally going to start wearing out.
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If the maintenance is done regularly and with care, I've heard of diesels lasting forever (can't remember how many miles though)!
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i have one in my bay as i type this that has 727,000 miles on it, just replacing a water pump....it all depends on mainanence, but they will not make it to 500 and still run good unless they are maintained well, so take all that for what its worth....and if it was my truck, i would run it till it dies and put a new motor in her if shes in good shape everywhere else. the most ive een on a 7.3 with my own eyes was 960,000, and that truck still ran strong.
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:31 PM
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Man that's just completely amazing......960k miles? What year was that truck?
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Old 01-20-2006, 06:36 PM
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01, guy hauled horses around the country for a living.
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Geez....he must have been on the road every day for at least 12 hours....and that was back when diesel was still 1.30 a gallon or so......
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:47 AM
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i'm wondering if she should replace bearings just for insurance, can that be donw in chassis?
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Old 01-21-2006, 11:27 AM
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i'm wondering if she should replace bearings just for insurance, can that be donw in chassis?
you cant get the oil pan off without pulling the motor....and if you are gonna do bearings you may as well just overhaul the motor, get rid of the ridge, new rings, etc.....
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Old 01-21-2006, 08:33 PM
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well since i have the tools (i.e. hoist, engine stand, etc) that's what i would do, but i'm weired like that.
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