my 2002 F250 supercab longbed 7.3 4x4 has 233765 miles, had about 226000 when I bought it a few months ago. needed some glowplug love when I got it, otherwise, everything is pretty much in perfect shape.
194,450 now, 119,085 in March 2013 when I bought my 99 CCSB 4X4 Lariat from the Original Owner who I've known since 1979. Other than chasing chronic brake-shake, I've replaced the water pump, alternator, and done some improvements like an AIS intake, coolant filter, new Michelins, and 6.0 trans cooler. This truck came with some cool additions like electric bed roller cover, 58 gal fuel tank, and a Gear Vendors overdrive, but has never been lifted, tuned, or towed heavy. While slightly crusty underneath from its previous life in Colorado, it now resides in SoCal so it won't deteriorate any further. It still has shiny original paint in excellent condition. It shows it's been cared for.
To me, the best way to keep them "reliable" is to leave the hood shut, and stock tire sizes. 75K miles in 5-1/2 years with ZERO breakdowns, mostly towing my 5,500 lb enclosed trailer, I'm satisfied with my strategy. Leave it alone, and little goes wrong.
Bought my 02 in 2013 with 116k miles,
did the tranny at 158k, water pump and rear driveshaft around 180k and injectors at 225k
i have a little over 228,000 on it...... in comparison my 94 explorer i just bought in january has the 4.0 with 234,000 on it, bought it with 229k on the original motor, so my diesel is slowly catching up with the exploder.
the saddest part is my 2k 4.0 ranger that i turned into a parts truck for the explorer has 154k on it, it is the lowest mileage car in our household LOL, was saving it for a spare engine for the explorer put came across a 5.0, which is still sitting in my garage because the 4.0 with 234k runs so good....... gotta love my fords.
'01 4x4 CCSB, bought 12/16 from 82 y/o original owner with 194,000'ish miles on it. Just ticked past 225,000 this summer. Transmission was replaced with a new Ford unit from Ford a couple of years before I got it as the paperwork for that repair was in the glove box along with every receipt for maintenance since it was new. I've replaced the water pump, radiator, FEAD belt, A/C compressor, drier and orifice tube, and converted all of the lights to LED's, changed all of the fluids front to back to be sure they were fresh but found on each one they were all clean as the maintenance schedule book indicated. Want to drop the tank to check the pick-up screen and filters but have not as of yet. Also want to change the shocks but my wife's head spun around like someones house landed on her sister when I mentioned it so...
274,000 on mine, as far as I know the engine/injectors are still factory. The Transmission was rebuilt around 240,000. How to keep it on the road? like most things clean air, clean fuel, and clean oil. This will help keep it on the road for a long time. Honestly though, you have to neglect a 7.3l pretty bad to kill it.
Bought it non running a year ago for $3,700, with 134,00 miles. Finally got it going! I'm at 138,683 now. Drove it from sanfancisco to l.a. pick up a boat and towed it all the way back . It was like pulling a feather.
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