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High Miles

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigboy, Dec 17, 2005.

  1. bigboy

    bigboy Registered Member

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    Well my friends 1990 dodge ram 2500 with a cummings finally turned 999,986 miles on the original motor so tomarow he will have a million miles on the 6cyl cummings motor. I know its not chevy but thats a lot of miles.
     
  2. 73k5blazer

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    No doubt about that. That's a boatload of miles. Holy cow. How's the rest of the truck holding up? Those trucks usally rust alot too.
     
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    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    Wow. A million miles. I know if at least nothing ELSE wore out , the seat has to be worn out after 1 million miles. :). 1 million miles, 15 years... thats 66k miles a year. Thats over 180 miles a day.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    That's kinda what I was thinking. You need to move.:D That is a lot of miles on an engine.
     
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    have him take a pic at 999,999 and at 1,000,000(all zeros probably)
     
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    That thing must be crazily weak....
     
  7. bigboy

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    actually the truck is in decent shape had new floor boards but the bed is rusted thru and the wheel wells have quite a bit of rust on them. The truck still runs strong we(used as farm truck) pull hay,straw,cattle,hogs,ect... with it. We have a tri axle trailer that we put about 285 bales of hay on at 75-85lbs per bail plus trialer and have no problem pulling it and we make at least a 150 mile trip with the trailer loaded every saturday and thursday and he uses it to pull other stuff for himself like his bobcat, escavator, hay wagons ect.. no offence but it will smoke my blazer with a 350 all stock

    Oh yeah forgot to mention it is his daily driver also and has been since it was brand new he lives about 30miles north of town and drives to the farm wich is about 5miles south of thown and 7 miles east of town every morning and then drives to his work which is in Indianapolis which is about 55 miles south of the farm and then back every day
     
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    sure your not looking at the 10ths also? if not thats a ton of miles.
     
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    I work with a guy that Dodge told him (@ 374,000mi) if he maid it to 400,000mi they would install free of charge a new motor in his truck so they could tear down/inspect his. He got his FREE new engine @ 403,700 and the old one was still STRONG when they pulled it. I gess they do that sort of thing for R&D of what makes 'em last. I thought it was weird thoe, since it's a CUMMINS engine, not made by Dodge. Am I right on that?
     
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    yeah, but it was probably cummings that wanted it.............
     
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    Yes I am sure and im sure he is sure since I bought it NEW off the lot and has had it since
     
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    My friend was/is going to send a letter or e-mail to cumming and tell this what milage he has on his truck and see what they have to say.
     
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    That is good news to me since I just bought an 05' w/ the CTD. Please get a pic for us so we can prove to all the doubters ;)
     
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    there was a subaru dealer down the street from me when i lived in delaware that had a car in the showroom with a million miles on it they traded the owner a brand new outback for it so they could display it .
     
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    He is spose to get pics and give them to me if not I will take pics and try to see if I can get them onto the computer
     
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    Maybe I should talk to Chevy, my 91 1500 PU has 312k (305) and my K5 (350) has 260K all original miles.
     
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    My '83 S10 with a 2.8 has 265,000 on the clock. I got it from the original owner last year and I've personally put 35,000 of those miles on it myself in about 9 months. :eek1: I get a healthy 27.7 mpg avg. out of that bad boy w/ no overdrive. :D
     
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    Go ahead and write a letter, but you might want to call them Cummins, not Cummings.

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    Drives me nuts, kinda like when people try to say Nuclear like "Nucular"

    1,000,000 is pretty dang good, especially for a parent bore engine. These big dogs with liners go about 600,000 before a rebuild.
     

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