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Traveling 2500 Miles With 175,000 miles - Would You Do It?

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Old 10-09-2007, 02:33 AM
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I always check the oil before a long trip, top off the water meth and look at my suck *** tires. I ve lost 4 of the 6 mostly due to over heating, you wouldnt think a couple hours at 85-95 mph wouldn't kill a tire, but these things are like slicks after a burnout if i go 90, but hey 3.54's and 6 speed.

I bought cheap tires, live and learn.

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I have recently done it twice, although it was 3,400 mile roundtrips and the truck had 199,000 on it when I started.
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Old 10-09-2007, 12:51 PM
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At first I thought you said 1,175,000 miles. That might give me some food for thought, but at 175,000 shes a spring chicken!

Lots of road to pass before you worry.
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Old 10-09-2007, 05:51 PM
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I went on several 500 mile trips with my 1.2 million mile 91' without any problems.

My 01' has 211,000 and I took a 500 mile trip this weekend no problems. Echoing what has already been said, only you know your truck and anything can happen.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:33 PM
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In A Heartbeat!!!!!!!
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About to take off on a 3000 mile journey with a 8K trailer and still have to load two Quads on the deck. Changed out all the things I could , hoses belt ,all fluids , stat and a new alternator in the back just incase and a good set of tools . Thats about all ya can do , I worry alot too , but like what was said ya just gotta go and enjoy the trip.
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Old 10-10-2007, 03:44 PM
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I did a 7k km trip when I had about 290k km on it.

If you maintain it well, it will be as fine as any other vehicle. Things can always happen with any vehicle.

I have no hesitation of taking mine anywhere, any time. Of course, if I'll (significantly) overrun the miantenance intervals during the trip, I'll do the necessary maintenace before. If I'll blow a couple hunderd km past the oil change interval, I'll just do it.
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Old 10-10-2007, 04:34 PM
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ive got 220K on my truck and i woulnt even bat an eye. these arent gasser engines were driving
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I bought my '97 in Spokane in 07/04 and drove it 1400 miles to get home. I did stop half way at my parent's to change the engine oil & filter, tranny oil & filter, and t-case oil.

I now have 175,000 miles on it. In June of this year, I drove to Yreka, CA and back (1400+ miles). I did bring tools, a spare wiring harness (I've had this since tracking down a bad electrical problem a couple years back), fluids, etc. In Aug of this year, I drove to Casper, WY and back (2000+ miles). I didn't even bring a toolbox. Last week I drove to to Logan, UT and back (1500+ miles). I think my truck is finally happy with me since I was able to get it out of the Southern California traffic and on to the open road.
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Old 10-25-2007, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by EverydayDiesel View Post
I need to make a 2500mi round trip and my truck has 175,000 miles on it.

Would you do it, without hesitation?


Anything I should do except changing the fluids?


I havent had the truck that long.... maybe six months but during the time I have had it I have replaced....

brake pads - front and rear
front rotors - they were cracked
upper and lower radiator hoses
flushed the coolant
changed the thermo (cause I ruined the seal)
dealer said he had the trans rebuilt it does have new fluid
replaced the serpentine belt
replaced the water pump
replaced the shocks
installed +2" springs
4 new tires
changed the oil and filter
installed a bhaf and heat sheild

the lp reads 15psi
and the vp44 appears to be new
I have 277,000 miles, I was going to do a 4000 miles trip hauling another 2500 through the Rockies and I wouldn't worry about it at all. Oil was new 2000 miles ago, get on it and drive.
If the truck feels solid, with no loose suspension component, I would just get on it and drive. Set cruise at 70mph and enjoy 19mpg driving
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Originally Posted by winkle View Post
I planning a trip next year (about 4000-5000 miles) and I have 177k on my truck right now, but before I go I'll more then likely wash it.
lol, you might wash yours before i wash mine, wanna put money on it?
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Old 10-25-2007, 09:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Valv View Post
Set cruise at 70mph and enjoy 19mpg driving
Depending on the speed limit, I set mine between 75 & 79. I only get 15MPG. I wish I could get more, without having to go slower.
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I'd either drive it or sell it if I was afraid to take any trip at all no matter how long or short. It's a diesel man......175K isn't squat on it. As long as she's maintained she should run ten times that many miles.
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Old 10-25-2007, 11:58 AM
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As long as you kept up on your truck you should have no problem , I just did 2000 miles in a weekend from Pa to Georgia and back ...when I was on my way back heading thur Georgia I remember thinking this is suck a great truck and never thought twice about the 170k that was on the truck .
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Yeah I'd do it too....my 4cyl Toyota 4Runner has over 150k on it and I'd take it out too for a 3k trip.
btw....your sig line says CDT
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