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#11 Kolockum


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 05:41 PM

Wow. That truck is a trooper! 

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#12 WjColdWater


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Posted 20 October 2019 - 10:07 PM

Built Ford tough! Best built trucks on the road. Congrats! 

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#13 Vic Harder

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 12:08 AM



Only 250K miles or so.... 

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Posted 21 October 2019 - 11:33 AM

It's nice to see older iron being taken care of so well. Those early 2000s 3.0s are a little on the slow side (my "in-town truck" is an '01 Mazda/Ranger with a 3.0, 5-speed, and 181,000 miles) but reliable as can be so long as you don't overheat them and blow a head gasket. Mine was my daily driver for 6 years.


On Saturday, I spent an hour cleaning the old F350's battery terminals and cables, setting up for a good charge.  Also noting they're now 5 years old and need to be replaced soon.  Some Bio-Clean, anti-gel, and Liqui-Moly fuel injector cleaner went into the fuel tank and I drove her 25 miles.  Ended with noting I've only driven her 950 miles since June 2018.  Hmmmm.  Been sitting at 278,000 miles since then and it may be a while before I see the 300,000 mark.


I like new trucks---especially when they get old.



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#15 ski3pin



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Posted 21 October 2019 - 03:40 PM



I like new trucks---especially when they get old.




It is nice to spend some time pampering the old truck, isn't it? It will take awhile for you to hit that 300,000 mile mark.


Our old Ranger is the rare FX4 Level II model with the 4.0L V6. The differential and larger rear axle shafts were also part of this package. It was what we were searching for to buy back in 2009. It is just a good truck that does the job for us and we have not had a truck payment since we bought it.

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