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MARK VANDERBENT

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Posted: 07/18/19 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

350,000 miles on my 2009 suburban.
Just put a jasper 5.3 in it.
Ran great but oil pressure would drop at idle and had some lifters
Start to tap.
New suburbans are so expensive so a new engine was what I went with.

LanceRKeys

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Posted: 07/18/19 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mark, did your oil pressure drop off completely? Mine gets low, I’m thinking of putting in a high flow oil pump to get the pressure back up to where it should be.

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Traded in my 2003 4x4 6.0L with 214,000 miles and it still ran great - we planned a three-month trip from Florida to Cape Cod, to Oregon and back. Wife felt uncomfortable with that many miles on it and that long a trip. Traded in for 2015 4x4 6.0L and expect as many or more miles out of it as well.

Wife and I (sorta) were more worried about small item failure interfering mid-trip than power train or other major issues.


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Posted: 07/18/19 04:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

100,000 is nothing. I bought my 2009 2500 Suburban with 99,000 on it specifically for towing. It was and still is the lowest mileage (of 4)vehicle I own. It currently has about 107,000 on it. In June we pulled the boat to Gatlinburg, TN for a week. I was curious what our overall weight was so I weighed it at a truck stop. Suburban, boat, family, and gear was 13,740 pounds.

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I am at 140,000 on my Tundra and still towing with it.


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Posted: 07/18/19 05:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

200,000 on my 5.4L. Out for a 1200 mile drive right now. I would take this vehicle anywhere any distance without worry.


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I've got 231,000 on my 2002 Chevy 6.0. I bought it new and is still my daily. This spring it pulled my 8000lb TT from ATL to the FL Keys. Almost 2000 miles that week.
Heck I got 225,000 miles out of the brake pads. The truck still runs great, good oil pressure. I just can't find a reason to buy a new one. I've been putting my old truck payment of $500 in a savings account each month since I paid it off in 2006. Now I don't want to spend the money.


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I just had my timing chain on my 2011 F150 3.5EB done. I currently have 167,000 miles on it and I am leaving on a 7000 miles trip through the Rockies pulling my TT next month. The truck pulls my trailer or my wood hauler great. The truck still gets 22 mpg on the highway and 11.5 mpg pulling the TT. I plan on driving it for another 5 years at least.


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The lack of payments keeps me behind the wheel of these older trucks plus you learn it's personality over time. Lol

I've never traded a truck in under 150K.
My current 5.7 Hemi has 145K and has been a great truck but very thirsty.

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carringb wrote:

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.


That’s very impressive!


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