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Torqmnstr 04-07-2010 03:10 PM

How many miles on your 7.3??
I'm curious to hear from those of you with high mileage on your 7.3, so feel free to step up and do a little bragging! I am looking for guys that still have the original motor, and have not had to have an overhaul or something like that. Also, please feel free to include what maintenance habits have contributed to the engine's long service life.

blue1ton 04-07-2010 03:21 PM

2002 F350 7.3 4x4 S/C A/T/AIS/MBRP New Shocks/ Stabilizer 86,1000 miles. No real issues other than new batteries/alt/ cps/belt/tires/brakes.

Torqmnstr 04-07-2010 03:24 PM


Originally Posted by blue1ton (Post 1883018)
2002 F350 7.3 4x4 S/C A/T/AIS/MBRP New Shocks/ Stabilizer 86,1000 miles. No real issues other than new batteries/alt/ cps/belt/tires/brakes.

LOL...did you mean 861,000 or 86,100?

aguiarb 04-07-2010 04:45 PM

140k, new tranny at approx 135k blew it out it was on its way out, new oil pan minor stuff

pinboy122 04-07-2010 04:49 PM

2000 F250 245000,just broke in.Changed waterpump,ball joints and thats about it!

gscotta39 04-07-2010 05:53 PM

99 F250 cc bone stock with 308,877 miles. Tranny rebuilt twice. One @ 217,000 and the 2nd one @ 296,000. Worked hard and towed many a goosenecks. Have replaced usual: water pump,belts and other regular wear items. No secret to the maintenance, just regular oil/fuel filter changes and drive the hell out of it.

lari2001 04-07-2010 06:45 PM

2001 F350 C/C = 178,000 miles. CPS and trans rebuild. Just change filters
1997 F350 C/C = 288,000 miles when sold. CPS, fuel pump, vac pump, no transmission problems and lots of towing.
2004 F350 C/C dually = 235,000 miles and still going strong but head gaskets, all 8 injectors and EGR cooler have all been replaced. Not a single hint of an issue with the transmission, pulls over GCW quite often and does it with ease.

horseyford 04-07-2010 07:01 PM

2000, 359,868 and please lord, still counting. I need it to go a million!

I did put a BTS in it at 141k, a couple of water pumps, ball joints, ac condenser, and the funnest (NOT) repair was when it blew a fuel line on a sunday night with a trailer....

It has had the oil changed every 5k and I put power service in it about every third tank.

1993_f350ps 04-07-2010 07:03 PM

i have 325,000 miles on mine and it runs great. besides the average stuff like tires and batteries i have had to change the water pump, ball joints, and the rear end... gotta love them 7.3. when people make fun of me cuz im stuck while wheelin. i always say well once your vehicle has 325,000 miles on it we will talk. :icon_wink:

USMCThumper 04-07-2010 07:37 PM

2000 CC 4x4 - stock wheels & tires, SS exhaust and AFE Stage II.

197,200 miles and have only had to replace the tranny at 186,000 and a water pump at 193,000.

No other issues with the motor, although I have replace 3 left front hubs and 2 right front hubs. :<(

blue1ton 04-07-2010 08:33 PM


Originally Posted by Torqmnstr (Post 1883021)
LOL...did you mean 861,000 or 86,100?

Good eye, I meant 86,100:lol:

Shamish 04-07-2010 09:36 PM

Only 69,000 miles. Preparing to upgrade to Fleetrite ELC and a coolant filter. If the new Scorpion is as great as they say it is, and if Ford starts offering a manual tranny, I may think about trying to convince the wife to let me get a new one.

Until then, I am happy - actually thrilled - with mine. I try to keep my eyes open for a spare engine and transmission to stash in the garage, but I have not found one yet...

chadmo 04-07-2010 10:02 PM

not mine but my dad has a 95 f-350 with 475,624 had to look at it today no real problems beside 2 starters and other small stuff. He has pulled a 38 foot 5th wheel all over this country doing consrtuction work

fordsuperdutylover 04-07-2010 10:11 PM


just ordered a transmission from suncoast converters. with the bypass oil filter, i change the fuel filter every 5,000 miles and do a full service every 10,000 miles even the transmission fluid. i don't have any mercy on my truck and it's still ticking!

Torqmnstr 04-07-2010 10:19 PM

Hey all, thanks for the replies. This is really encouraging although not surprising. The replies above are the reason I wanted the 7.3. I hope to see the kind of mileage out of mine that you guys are getting. Mine's still a baby though with only 80k on the clock. I just put the AIS on it today as the first step towards making it go the distance. I'm gonna roll with 5k oil change intervals because I don't work it hard. I'm using the Motorcraft 15-40 oil w/Motorcraft oil filters. Have you guys had good luck with this oil?

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