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Sportsmen

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colliehauler wrote:

Sportsmen wrote:

Hannibal wrote:

104k miles on my lowly 5.4L F250. First truck I’ve owned in a long time that I’m not itching to trade off.


I have had three 5.4l's . One 2 valve and 2 3 valve engines. Combined 500,000 on the three trucks and very few problems with them. A much better engine than the internet scholars would have you believe....
My understanding is the 3 valve with the cam phaser requires clean oil for longevity. I have a 06 Ford 5.4 with the cam phasers. The other thing is keeping the coolant changed so the dissimilar metals don't start eating away.

On FTE there are quite a few people with a lot of miles on the 5.4 engine.


I religiously change the oil every 3 - 4,000 mile. Castrol 5w-20 conventional oil... With a Motorcraft filter. People tell me I am wasting my money changing oil that often. I don't think so.....


2016 Jayco Jay Flight 27BHS 6210 empty, 8200 GVW
2016 F250 CC 6.2L(gas) 3:73 diff (3157lb. payload)

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117k miles on our 6.0L/6-spd combo. I expect at least double that. Check out how many HD trucks are for sale with over 200k miles. This engine is very reliable.


A & A parents of DD 2005, DS1 2007, DS2 2009
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2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R

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Most gas engines nowadays do not wear out. The rest of the vehicle has issues related to old age. If the vehicle dies because of engine problems likely it drivers fault. Back in the day, Dad bought a new car, knew that every time you put gas in it, you check all the fluid levels. Now, most hoods don't get lifted between oil changes, and everybody wants to go as long as they can between changes. A small leak, and the engine can bleed to death between oil changes. IMHO, the best thing you can do to extend the life of engine is put a locking gas cap on and solder the key to the dipstick.

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All the positive responses make me feel better in keeping "old faithful".
Curly


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Curly2001 wrote:

All the positive responses make me feel better in keeping "old faithful".
Curly


We call mine “Old Faithful” too!!


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I sold my Ford Focus with 170,000 miles, used it to tow a TINY pop-up. I still see it around town. I probably shouldn’t have sold it. By far the most trouble free vehicle I have ever owned.

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185k on my 2000 Excursion that tows my RV, 275k on my 04 2500hd. I am not afraid. [emoticon]





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160k miles on my 2006 2500 Yukon 6.0. Runs and shifts like new. Probably rot out before anything major goes wrong.

60,000 miles on my 2011 Silverado CC 2500 HD 6.0. I should probably drive it more.

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