This is a thread to see how well people are doing with the vehicle,
How many miles you may have and what kind of major repairs have you had to do?
2000 E350 7.3L and I just turned over 20,000 miles. Low miles I know, my van still looks and runs like new thanks to no salt in Florida on the roads. All I had to replace is a Starter so far.
Oil You Use:
I'm running the T6 Full Synth Oil changing every 3-5k.
Current Diesel/Gas Fuel Price:
Hess Gas Station Diesel 3.84
Any Major Repairs:
All I had to replace is a Starter so far.
How Long to you Plan on Keeping it?
The way I take care of my van I can easily see another 20 years of service life from it.
I'm interested to hear how many miles some of the higher mileage 7.3 vans have.
Well mine's not a 7.3L but the title says diesel/gas check....
-0w40 Liquimoly synthetic every 8-10,000 miles, Napa Platinum filter
-Regular unleaded $3.20-$3.30
1)Radiator @ 275k and again at 335k because the replacement was dumping ATF into the coolant
2) Ring & pinion @ 180k (broke a tooth of the pinion), then the carrier at 305k because it split in half
3) A couple fender mounted starter relays, and more recently the starter solenoid.
4) Few weeks ago replaced the #7 coil pack.
5) new windshield every spring due to the amount of driving in the mountains.
And no rust on mine, since Oregon does not use salt on roads.
Plan in keeping it for a while still. Hoping make it to 500,000 without any major repairs, but I'm already planning on replacing the other 7 coils. I suspect they aren't far behind.
Rotella regular every 8-10 k kms
Fram / Motorcraft oil filters
Racor /Napa Gold Fram Fuel Filters replaced as per Severe Service Schedule....
2nd HPOP , Third IPR , Second ICP, third MAP, second EOT
Injector O-rings, 3 Cam sensors, 2 VSS sensors, 2 Solenoid Tranny packs, third E4OD Transmissson....
Second Turbo, Second Engine Wiring Harness, third set of UVC harnesses and Gaskets
2nd set of Glow Plugs, 4th GPR
Second Complete Front End
Second Water Pump and Heater Core
Fourth Set of Brakes 3 Front (including calipers) Second rear ( complete including Drums / wheel cylinders / E- brake cables )
Body is rusting Slowly thanks to Krown Rust Control| Rustproofing and Protection for Cars, Trucks, Vans
Many Sets of Tires
All side markers / tail lights replaced at least once
Third Brake Light replaced twice
Rear Bumper twice
2nd Wiper Motor , 2nd Multifunction Switch , third Light switch, third Heater switch and Motor
Modest Body Work done here and there due to rust
Side Barn Doors replaced with Southern US Rust Free doors
Diesel Here is 1.15-1.25 CAD per Litre..( 3.785 litres = 1 US Gallon )
Thats all I can think of for now
Runs like a Beast....oil tests come back like new every time
It will still be running when I will be taking the "dirt nap "
Best Truck I have ever owned....
95 E350 PSD HD Cargo , BB shim , E4OD , B&M aluminium Trans pan , Twin HD coolers , Cat sleeps with the fishes , 3:55 D60FF, EBPV Delete , DP flashed 60 Tow , 140 V idm , Autometer Triple pod , Michelin LTX
1977 F350 Dually Dump , 460 , 429 POLICE heads , 4:56 D70FF, Edelbrock Intake , Holley 850 , MSD IGN , Custom C-6 Trans , Dual Exhausts , Bridgestone "E" Tires
T-6 every 7500 miles
Amsoil dual remote oil filter system. Donaldson filter/Amsoil bypass filter
Diesel fuel $3.89
3 injectors replaced
Transmission case, reverse gear
Turbo and 1 blue rubber boot
Tires last ~65K
04 E-350 Ext. 6.0L PSD 4.10LS 9700# w/driver
D70 Full floating rear axle from a cutaway van
Sportsmobile camper conversion w/penthouse top
140A Alternator. 125W solar panel. Sportsmobile off-road trailer.
106345 miles. 16.65 mpg average
From Cal to Alaska, Key West, Labrador/Newfoundland and points in between
Salem Kroger coil spring 4wd conversion - 4" lift
05 F350 front axle and aluminum wheels 275/70-18 tires.
46 Gal tank - harpooned pump vent tube.
Scangauge. DieselSite Coolant Filter@72K. Fumoto valve. Amsoil dual remote oil filter setup.
2005 E350 club 15 pass 59,000 16-17 winter 19-21 summer mpg Oil You Use:
Delvac 15-40 5-6k Current Diesel/Gas Fuel Price: 3.85 Any Major Repairs:
3 turbos first 18k and 1 egr valve under waranty
50k- heads decked, arp's egr delete, new dummie plugs, turbo oil drain,
STC fitting, blue spring, Straight pipe, vacuum pump, oil cooler, cleaned turbo, ball joints, and sct innovative. How Long to you Plan on Keeping it?
Till the body falls off the frame.
2003 E350 Extended Cargo
7.3 with 237K
Bought at 235K
New pedal assembly when purchased.
Transmission replaced at 214k (receipt found in owners manual!)
Cheapest Oil I can find every 5K (only have done one oil change so far)
Diesel price: 3.79
I will keep until I buy a 99-02 7.3 Truck.
Rotella every 5 to 8k. Fresh trans fluid every and gear oil too.
Spanked at the pump every time. Remember when diesel cost less than gas?
Accel pedal due to idle confirm switch failure
Third Vac Pump - I hate that junky part.
New PS Pump
New idler pulleys or bearings
HPOP seal failure repair
Water Pump, T stat and fan when I did the HPOP at 200k, just because.
Tie rod ends
Front wheel bearings
Rotors and brakes
New windshield, twice, because I can't seem to miss a rock from a truck.
I will keep this super duty until it rots out and just won't go anymore. It is the best van I have ever had.
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