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Posted: 07/18/19 10:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Curly2001 wrote:

I would like to see who else still tows with higher mile gas engine trucks say over 100,000 miles. I have a Chevy 6.0 gas with 120,000 miles and am curious as to see who else is running with higher mile gas engines.
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If you have Facebook there is a huge GMT800 site with over 51,000 members. Literally thousands of gas 4.8/5.3/6.0 trucks over there with over 300,000 miles on them. They do a mileage thread, it seems, weekly


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Yup, just don’t have a high mile gasser currently.


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I have 195k on my V-10 Ford. I believe Carringb has 450k on his V-10 Ford and still tows with it.

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Thanks everyone!!


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100k miles isn’t anything anymore. Even 200k isn't out of the question.


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100,000 is just broken in. When I was a little kid in the 70's if you got 100,000 miles you got a good car or truck that had a full life. You also had a good vehicle if it did't start rusting within 2 years up here in the snow belt states. I remember as a kid my dad going to Ziebart to have the new car rustproofed, its just what you did if you wanted it to last. We complain about cars and trucks becoming so expensive these days but they are really miles ahead today, they really were [email protected] when I was a kid.

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As far as adding money to get more miles, at 210,000 I had to rebuild the transmission, approximately $500, other than that no money added. My oil pressure is a little lower than I would like, but swapping a new long block in will not be too expensive when that day comes.

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I replaced my V10 at 460,000 miles. It was mostly fine still, even had good crosshatching in the cylinders still. But low fuel pressure cause a spark plug to melt and the electrode lodged in a valve seat. I planned on just having the head pulled for reconditioning, but since book labor included R&R of the engine, plus removing the timing chain and head, and was only a little more for a complete factory motor with a 3-year warranty.

Still have the original transmission too. Not even touched except a total of 3 filter changes. I'm at 470,000 now.

FWIW - over half the miles are towing miles, and typical combined weight was 22,000 and occasionally over 25,000.


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114k on my '12 F250 CCSB 4x4 with 6.2l gas engine, and it's doing just fine.

Somewhere over on the ford trucks forums there was a guy who ran one over 400k before it died. Not towing, but daily work truck running around with a flat bed. Think they may have given him a new engine at that point just because [emoticon]

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I sold my 02 GM 6.0 with around 200K on it. Still ran extremely well, pulled with zero issues and still running today. My cur net 09 GM 6.0 has 95k on it without issue and I expect another few hundred thousand. Truth is modern gas power plants really last a long time if maintained, a few 100k is nothing these days.


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