This truck has 240,000 miles, I change oil every 3000 mi. Had to replace 4 wheel drive system (auto) with warn hubs, this is a must, and a transmission at 70k. Placed seat covers, interior is 95% like new, dry Ariz climate, no rust, garaged its entire life. I receive offers at intersections to purchase at 12,000 dollars! I would not part with this truck, and when engine goes away, at what I estimate about 400k, I will place a crated 7.3 for approx 6, k, as a replacement truck is well over 38k, and give it to my son. I've pulled my 4000 lb. Boat up and down the mountains, pass other pickups without a trailer in tow. It's a bulldog of reliability. I love it. Lakeman88. Tucson az
Wife's truck to haul travel and horse
trailers, and run around to dog shows
from FL to WI. She didn't know she
would love it so much. No engine
mechanical problems after 210,000 mi.
One bad door light switch and one elec.
window only real problems to date.
Still reliable for her to take long
trips. May replace at 300K w/4x4
diesel long bed crew cab.
Fuel mileage ~18-20. Can let diesel
idle for hours in the hot South to keep
AC on our dogs left in the cab. Tows
heavy trailers well, lots of power. We
took the rear seat out to carry dog
crates and gear in AC - only takes 1/2
hr to reinstall.
Hub caps expensive and easily lost.
Make engine heater plug easier to
reach. Step on front bumper to access
engine. Place to add coolant additive.