Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Burleson, TX
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I can't say my luck is anywhere near normal/average, but....2009 F450, hole in piston at 207k miles; 2010 F450, hole in piston at 107k miles. first time, scrapped the truck, bought the '10 used w/64k miles on it. 43k miles later, hole in piston. In Canada, had to get new engine--ended up $16.9k with the exchange rate. New engine going strong at 35k miles later, but I'm holding my breath and saving for a '15-'16...
One thing, I drive a lot and tow a heavy fifth wheel. One thing I would check for on the truck you are looking at: check the hours on the engine--you turn the key on or start it up--there are 3 vertically in line buttons, push the middle one and it should go thru several check parameters on the dash info meter in center of dash--first one should be engine hours. Then miles on odometer divided by engine hours will give you average speed over the life of the truck. Anything under about 40-45 average speed indicates many hours of idling at jobsites. Good or bad, not sure, but 80000 miles over 7 years is very low driving for commercial. If average speed is 45 or more, that should be ok, the truck just sat parked a lot.
2010 F450 Lariat 4x4--died, but reborn
2009 F450 Lariat 4x4--died, scrapped
2007 F350 KR DRW CC 4x4-Gone to pasture
2015 Mobile Suites 38RSSA--hoping for another 10 years
2005 Mobile Suites 36TK3--traded, 10 years of camping memories
Last edited by wingnut60; 04-19-2017 at 07:44 PM.