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Old 01-24-2010, 08:15 AM
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WOW 300,000 miles

I was talking to my buddy the other day about his truck a 99 f 150. He was mentioning to me he just turned over 300,000 miles on it. The crazy thing about this hes never done anything to the truck other then normal maintenance. Original tranny an engine. I said hows it running he said great. He runs a lawn service an snow removal in the winter so his truck is going every day pulling a trailer full off equipment. An then traveling 50-60 miles to various towns. i said that is one incredible truck. He said he said its a Ford there reliable. Just had to tell you guys about this. He maintains his truck but its used hard as well.
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Old 01-24-2010, 09:49 AM
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I think your buddy is a member on this site. Can't remember his screen name, but it's a green super cab and he just lifted it. However, I think his is a 97.
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Old 01-24-2010, 10:42 AM
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That's crazy, I hope my truck lasts that long.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:41 AM
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That's nothin, it's a Ford, - Their broke in @ 300,000 - Hell, I'm still running the original zerk less U-joints lol.

I did have to shift kit the trans a few years back - @ around 200,000, but that's about it.

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Old 01-24-2010, 04:41 PM
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Man I hope my motor and tranny make it that long
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:01 PM
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I'm planning to keep mine much longer than that. When I do buy a newer truck, I'm going to keep my 97. It's at 204000 now. When it quits someday, I plan to rebuild it with a few more mods. I think I've decided to keep the 4.6 instead of the 5.4 swap I had planned.
I'll just cam it mildly, and go with the PI heads and intake. I really just want it to sound good and look sharp.
I'll buy me a DD when they make another body stile I like, because I just don't like the ones they are making right now as well.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:08 PM
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is his a 4.6/4r70w? or 5.4/4r100?
If it's the 4r70w, thats amazing!
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Old 01-24-2010, 06:48 PM
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Call me crazy, but I have a 2010 Lariat with 600 miles on it in the garage, yet I still drive my 97 Lariat every day as my daily driver. It has 214.000 miles on it, it's 5.4 4X4 and still all original. It has been serviced every 3-4 thousand miles since new and the only mechanical work has been shocks a few years ago and the front ball joints, and that was just done last week. I plan to drive it a few more years, I'm sure it will make it.
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Old 01-25-2010, 12:16 AM
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Tell your buddy he won the lottery. A statistically insignificant number of vehicles achieve that type of track record.

I have yet to own a vehicle from ford or chevy that makes it to 80,000 miles without something breaking. Water pumps, radiators, transmissions, fuel pumps, window motors, blown spark plugs, you name it...and I take good care of my stuff.

I don't think I even know anybody who has had one go 100,000 without something important breaking.

I hope I own one like that before I die...but time is running out.
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Old 01-29-2010, 08:27 AM
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Thanks guys. I have been fortunate as well. Drove all my Fords well over 100,000 miles with few problems. Havent left me stranded yet. Build quality is outstanding. Built to last. Take a lickin an keep on tickin like the timex watch commercial. Still firmly believe nobody makes a truck like Ford does.
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Old 01-29-2010, 07:14 PM
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The only important thing that's broken on mine in 118k is the clutch slave cylinder. Well, the spare tire winch had to be replaced, but the truck spent its first 3 years in Wisconsin.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:01 PM
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I found out the hard way to never brag to much about your truck, I just posted Sunday how great my truck was doing at 214,000 miles, then Monday morning 120 miles from home I lost a coil pack, but I did drive it home, had a new coil installed and new plugs while it was in the shop, runs great now, just a little embarrassed.
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Old 01-30-2010, 06:33 PM
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mine's got 148600.......needs shocks and maybe balljoints.......mostly original.
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