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High mileage 6.7's

This is sort of a refresh of an older, similar thread that had a lot of info on low/mid-range mileage trucks.

Now that these bad boys have been on the road since 2011, I'm lookin to get some feedback on what the life expectancy is and would love to hear from the guys with 100k or 150k plus miles. I know that's relative to use and maintenance, but I'm just looking to get in the ballpark.

I ask because my '12 just hit 124k miles and I'm curious if I can reasonably expect 200k...300k?? Or should I trade in and trade up?

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I think deleting extends the life of the engine. I would also not trust early 2011's (really any 2011) with the problems some of them had with turbos & such. I have a 2013 at 128k, deleted at 100k. Oil change every 5k & fuel filters every 10k. I'm gonna start running Archoil in the oil & use the Archoil fuel tank cleaner every 5k as well
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I picked up my 2012 (born on 9/2012) used with 210K miles. This truck came from the oil fields in TX and you can tell it had a rough life for five years.

I changed all fluids and had the coolant systems flushed. The front u-joints and parking brakes are last on my list of several small things.

This this is my DD and so far this has been a solid truck. I am sure the main radiator has been replaced and possible the turbo but I cannot tell for sure. The truck makes no abnormal sound and has no issues and is 100% stock.

I am up to 213k miles now and everything I do to it makes it a little better. In the time that I will own this truck, it will never come close to see the work it has done in its first 5 years. Not a beauty queen but it is mine and I dont have to worry about shopping carts or the occasional tree limb.

If this truck lasts me 5 years with another 100K miles I will be happy. I got the truck for $16,000
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Third door neighbors boss has a 13 with 300k+ had an injector hold down, big whoop.

Saw an 11 personally in the shop getting a turdblow with 450k not well maintained, coolant looked like coffee. Beat to a pulp, I know he bought it already ragged out and had it rebuilt but reused a lot of stupid parts. Honestly the guys a D bag but point being it's still on the road.

Both are emmisions intact. I think you should get that no prob, but **** breaks every day for no reason. @mwe_060 sees them get abused as well as @kaya so see what they say.

IMHO your not going to loose that much more value from 140k vs 200k, I'm keeping mine till the motor falls out, then I'll put a new motor in it. Or I find a killer deal on something better.
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Following this thread as I'm looking to replace my 05' 6.0 with a 12' or 13' 6.7 with 100-150k miles.
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Following this thread as I'm looking to replace my 05' 6.0 with a 12' or 13' 6.7 with 100-150k miles.
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Bought my 2012 with 134k a year and a half ago, has 160k on it now. I've had to do the AC Evap coil, and now the rad is leaking. Big deal, i'm just letting it leak until the summer.

My rig has been emissions on its whole life, and for the last 15k, DP tuned with a heavy tow tune. No issues, runs like a dream every day, gets good milage. I don't hesitate to drive it across the country and I do. I expect to see 250k-300k out of this one before I get rid of it. It'll probably give me an opportunity to put a 2015 turbo in it somewhere in the 200k range.

Fellas, the key is: don't be an idiot with the truck....Keep on top of fluids, filters, and clean fuel, and don't be an idiot on hot tunes all the time, and the engine and trans will last. Yes, you may have failure of a stock turbo on 11-14's at some point, and you may not. Same goes for the primary radiator, and the evap coil. Those are the three main, common failure points...big deal...Odds are you'll enjoy the truck for a long while before they give you an issue.


I lied. I do have issues. I just hid them so well from myself that I forgot they were issues.
1. Primary Radiator been leaking last 1500 miles - will fix this summer, leak is growing EST$1800
2. DEF sender has broken for last 6000 miles - Must keep tank above 2/3 full or CEL is triggered EST$1000 or delete
3. Evaporator core went out fall 2015 - Fixed Summer 2016 - $1300

That's all I can think of....other than that, its been pretty good. Honestly for the money sunk in these trucks these kinds of problems shouldn't be an issue, especially at only 150-160k, but that's just my opinion. My last vehicle (a chevy gasser) I put 273K on before the 4L60E took a dump and the main bearing(s) spun (5.3 vortec). All it ever had was an alternator replacement and oil changes. I never changed the tranny fluid in 273k miles. And to see more and more vehicles, even gassers, be able to attain that kind of lifespan when taken care of, kind of bumms me out when I see my truck (which was albeit bought second hand) at only 160k needing several thousand dollars sunk into it.

Other than that, it's been a real good truck all-in-all.

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Excellent info. Thanks a million fellas.
At 124k miles I need to replace the turbo so I plan to do a 2015 conversion, just wanted to make sure I've got more years outta this rig before dump more $$ in it.
I appreciate it. Keep 'em coming.

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i have a buddy that runs a cattle ranch. says he wont buy one until it has 300k miles on it, something about just getting broken in
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