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High Mileage Trucks: PSD and Cummins and Duramax

FishOnOne
Explorer III
Explorer III
Truck has 275k miles and spent most of it's life in Canada.

Enjoy...

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Edit: Changed title to include Cummins and Duramax to receive some love too.
'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs "270k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"
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ktmrfs
Explorer
Explorer
My 2004.5 duramax which I passed to my son has turned 260K miles. He (and I) don't figure that's high mileage, but getting up there. BTW my 95 S-10 with the gas V-6 hit over 250K and no real maintenence issues.

500K, how many get there? Probably not many, but I suspect the reason is split between engine/transmission issues and just to many years and other stuff wearing out and "old age" setting in.

I doubt my old 2004.5 will hit 500K. even with the miles our son puts on it, 20-25K/year that's another 10+ years. By then the truck will be 30 years old.

And my 2015.5 only has 70K so it likely won't hit even 250K with me or son as owner.
2011 Keystone Outback 295RE
2004 14' bikehauler with full living quarters
2015.5 Denali 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison
2004.5 Silverado 4x4 CC/SB Duramax/Allison passed on to our Son!

FishOnOne
Explorer III
Explorer III
Here's another interesting high mileage setup

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'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs "270k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"

FishOnOne
Explorer III
Explorer III
Here's some more high mileage trucks for sale: Of course for your viewing entertainment. These are two clean trucks for their mileage.

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'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs "270k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"

Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
My 99 Tahoe had over 250k and ran great when traded. But that is no surprise running AMZ/OIL 15-40 Diesel and Marine oil. :B
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

valhalla360
Nomad II
Nomad II
FishOnOne wrote:
valhalla360 wrote:
Most trucks go to the junk yard with perfectly servicable engine cores.

The body, suspension and interior wear out before the engine does.

Curent 2008 V10 has just shy of 250k miles on it heading home from Alaska/Yukon trip right now.


Might still be too early to tell and I don't live in the rust belt, but it appears the aluminum body panels are holding up well to the road salt, but not sure about the frame and suspension components


Aluminum body panels solve one issue but interiors and suspension parts still wear out.

It's economics, if you throw enough money at it, you can keep any vehicle going. But when the truck is only worth $3k in good condition, it doesn't make a lot of sense to dump thousands into thousands into it to keep it in good condition.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV

FishOnOne
Explorer III
Explorer III
valhalla360 wrote:
Most trucks go to the junk yard with perfectly servicable engine cores.

The body, suspension and interior wear out before the engine does.

Curent 2008 V10 has just shy of 250k miles on it heading home from Alaska/Yukon trip right now.


Might still be too early to tell and I don't live in the rust belt, but it appears the aluminum body panels are holding up well to the road salt, but not sure about the frame and suspension components
'12 Ford Super Duty FX4 ELD CC 6.7 PSD 400HP 800ft/lbs "270k Miles"
'16 Sprinter 319MKS "Wide Body"

valhalla360
Nomad II
Nomad II
Most trucks go to the junk yard with perfectly servicable engine cores.

The body, suspension and interior wear out before the engine does.

Curent 2008 V10 has just shy of 250k miles on it heading home from Alaska/Yukon trip right now.
Tammy & Mike
Ford F250 V10
2021 Gray Wolf
Gemini Catamaran 34'
Full Time spliting time between boat and RV

blt2ski
Moderator
Moderator
275k for ANY engine may or may not be high mileage. If one figures life expectancy to be 250k in a light duty pickup use, the 275 becomes high mileage. No e of the pickup .motors will generally speaking get a million miles line the 6 cyl motors in class 8 rigs. My IDI 7.3 was known as a 100k mile throw away motor back in the day. The I6 motors were expecting 400-600k miles depending upon usage.
Psd7.3 and B5.9 got iirc around 450k before needing rebuilds back then in MDT use.
I haven't paid much attention the last decade or so on engine life, but the blocks seem to last, it's the add ons like fuel system, computers etc that seems to fail, hence getting rigs put in recycle/junk yards.

Marty
92 Navistar dump truck, 7.3L 7 sp, 4.33 gears with a Detroit no spin
2014 Chevy 1500 Dual cab 4x4
92 Red-e-haul 12K equipment trailer

Cummins12V98
Explorer III
Explorer III
Have not watched yet but 275k IMHO is NOT "high mileage" for a diesel.
2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD