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Old 05-19-2013, 10:29 PM
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Hi guys, I was wondering about how many miles I can expect to get out of my truck. It's a 360 (5.9L) V8 with 189k miles right now, and around 64k on the new tranny. I usually service it regularly, and occasionally pull a 3000 pound camper. Almost all miles on the truck are highway miles. Thanks.
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These engines last forever if taken care of. Just make sure the plugs, wires, gaskets, and oil is serviced regularly and she'll be good to ya! I personally know 3 rams with the same engine that have over 240xxx miles and still running strong.
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These engines last forever if taken care of. Just make sure the plugs, wires, gaskets, and oil is serviced regularly and she'll be good to ya! I personally know 3 rams with the same engine that have over 240xxx miles and still running strong.
+1 Keeping up on the maintenance as mentioned is the best way to get high mileage. I knew one guy who admitedly was lax in the maintenance on his RAM and when we were last in touch had close to 200K on the clock. I would not advise his approach, but certainly speeks to the stoutness of these motors.
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My 2002 5.9 has over 240,000 on it right now and still running strong!
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My '02 1500HD has 308,900 miles showing but would be showing over 320,000 if it were not for electrical problem; speedo and odometer not working for 4 months now. '94 318 Dakota has 270,000. both are 2wd and one or the other is usually under gooseneck trailers. Only the '02 HD pulls the 10,000 lb. horse trailer/living quarters. It has 5000# capacity airbags as 2600# sits in the bed. Yes they are VERY over used but get regular maintenance. the Dakota will see 350,000 and the 1500HD will see 400,000 before I get another (tranny is starting to slip in 2nd) unless Dodge offers me a deal I can't refuse!
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