2002 Ford Super Duty Sold with One Million Miles on the Odo

Ford Million Mile
All-State Ford Truck Sales of Gardiner Lane, Kentucky, outside of Louisville (where Super Dutys have been built since 1998) sold a 2002 F-350 Super Duty with over 1 million miles on the odometer (on its third engine) for just under $10,000. The article about the truck and it's new owner is from Saturday's Louisville Courier-Journal. There are even a few videos. A little strange that the photo is of the guy who just bought mega-miler instead of the guy who took care of it for all those years, but still a good story. 

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You guys should read the whole story on the link provided. 3 engines in 1 million miles may not be impresssive but the origianal engine lasted 641, 000 miles.
This is an exerpt from the linked story:

"The first motor blew a cylinder at 641,000 miles, Debbie Conner said. A second engine failed after the first year of service and was replaced by a third, 7.3-liter diesel."

I'd say that is a decent engine life for a truck that was used to deliver camper trailers.
The 2nd motor sounds like a sh-tty exchange jobber or crappy rebuild.

this truck looks like a steaming pile of cown dung. the ugly ground effects make it look ten times worse. chalk it up to another loss for ford............

Is that Haystacks Calhoun?

3rd engine ruins it all. Mileage only matters if it's the original setup(engine/tranny).

Our '93 2500 Cummins went 647,000 miles with less than 1,000 of them unloaded; the rest were hitched to a trailer hauling an old 1845 uni-loader and it's attachments. That old Dodge is still in use today by a new owner whom last I spoke to him just clicked 700,000, but it's pulling days ended with us. It's just a farm cruiser now.

Means nothing to anyone, but I find that truck more impressive than a thrice engine swapped truck, whether it has 1 mil or 100 mil on the odometer.

Now Bob, be honest about how long your stuff lasts.

HMMM... Had my truck 6 years, got 47000K miles. How many years would that take to get a million at that rate? About 127 and 1/2 years if my math is right. That would make it older than Bob's truck and Wife!!! Thank god it would still look better then than either one of them ever have. lol Of course one of bob's gourmet chef's famous steaming cow patties look better than his truck and wife too.

Did I mention:

@ Bob: Lets get this straight.

Either A: You drive a 93 model chebby with a crap load of miles, which is probably a rusted out shell if you actually live in Michigan. So why do you even join conversations about new trucks, or tout the greatness of ones you don't own (cant afford)? If the new ones are so great why don't you have one? Not to mention ridicule truck's that are far superior to yours.

Or B: You are the guy from the toyota forum who just comes here to act like a prick. Which if so, the person running PUTC should put a stop to it. Ever hear of professional courtesy? Nevermind, that would involve you being professional at something other than being a douche bag. Are you mad that this is a better site than yours? (It is. Yours does suck, I checked.)

Either one = C: You are a pathetic, no life, loser (Like Michigan's football team. Northwestern? Really?)

In closing. As always, I love you and hope you, your chef, and other numerous names die a slow, painful death. SOON...

HMMM... Had my truck 6 years, got 47000K miles. How many years would that take to get a million at that rate? About 127 and 1/2 years if my math is right. That would make it older than Bob's truck and Wife!!! Thank god it would still look better then than either one of them ever have. lol Of course one of bob's gourmet chef's famous steaming cow patties look better than his truck and wife too.

Did I mention:

@ Bob: Lets get this straight.

Either A: You drive a 93 model chebby with a crap load of miles, which is probably a rusted out shell if you actually live in Michigan. So why do you even join conversations about new trucks, or tout the greatness of ones you don't own (cant afford)? If the new ones are so great why don't you have one? Not to mention ridicule truck's that are far superior to yours.

Or B: You are the guy from the toyota forum who just comes here to act like a prick. Which if so, the person running PUTC should put a stop to it. Ever hear of professional courtesy? Nevermind, that would involve you being professional at something other than being a douche bag. Are you mad that this is a better site than yours? (It is. Yours does suck, I checked.)

Either one = C: You are a pathetic, no life, loser (Like Michigan's football team. Northwestern? Really?)

In closing. As always, I love you and hope you, your chef, and other numerous names die a slow, painful death. SOON...

Posted by: alton | Nov 14, 2011 10:11:56 PM

You are starting to sound like a broken record. This is basically the same duragatory crap you posted last night. Wishing someone a painful death is really nice and quite frankly pathetic. You are taking this WAY too seriously kid. Grow some thicker skin or something..

@#1 Bob,

Im guessin' his Mommy and Daddy helped him out with that post. It's almost impossible for a pathetic little kid to come up with that all by himself.

But then again, It's not like people here actually care about his opinions or his stupid little threats.

"But then again, It's not like people here actually care about his opinions or his stupid little threats."

We all have the same sentiment about you!

My 2005 GMC had 684,000 miles on it when I sold it two years ago. It had the 8.1 gas engine and more then half of those miles were towing. Original ball joints, transmission, and rear end. I still miss that truck. Greatest Machine Created as far as I am concerned.

We all have the same sentiment about you!

Posted by: Frank | Nov 14, 2011 10:53:00 PM


The feeling is quite mutual!

Go out to Indiana where trucks haul new rvs to all points of North America. This truck will not look impressive at all!

@ Greg -
Back on topic - "The first motor blew a cylinder at 641,000 miles, Debbie Conner said. A second engine failed after the first year of service and was replaced by a third, 7.3-liter diesel."
The first motor held up well.
The second motor sounded like a rebuilt or exchange dud.

I am impressed that you got that kind of mileage out of a gasser. I heard a lot of good things about GM's 8.1.

I'm not sure as to what you meant with your last comment as the previous owners did haul RV trailers with this truck.

@ Bob - "Wishing someone a painful death" . Isn't that what you are doing to PUTC ?

You want some impressive miles? A local towing company has an International tow truck with well over a million miles (Last time I was in it, it was just over a million, and that was a year ago). No rebuild, all original parts, and this is a tow truck being used every day on some of the crappiest maintained in North America.

This is still an impressive story regardless of brand. 641,000 miles on the original motor is not too shabby. About a week ago there was a 1990 Honda Accord in Maine that had over 1 million miles on the original engine and Honda gave the owner a new 2012 Accord. There are a lot of reasons that a car or truck can last this long. Taking extremely good care (extreme maintenance schedules) and driving a vehicle gently. I like stories like this more than 50k Raptor trucks which I cannot afford and even if I could I would be afraid to drive because I would be afraid something might happen to it. I would like more stories like this regardless if the vehicle is newer or older, Chevy, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Dodge, Mazda, or etc. I miss the stories about the old rare trucks that Mike Levine use to write.

3 engines! What an embarassment! No wonder only Goobers buy fords. Here is a real truck with one engine over a million miles and still runs, of it is a GM model 350 V8 gas engine, the quality longest lasting pick up in America. No one even comes close. I think its funny some of my ford neighbors have went through 3 ford pick ups in the 13 years I've had my GM pick up.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0ZPhs2Cyw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sa0ZPhs2Cyw

ti--That Chevy truck is impressive. 1 Million on the original motor. 350 was a solid engine. I had one on a 73 Chevelle and a 77 Monte Carlo. My parent had a 64 Impala wagon with a 327 Rodcester Quad. 327 and 283 were great motor too.

@bob & #1 bob: Finally!!! Now you know how the rest of us feel like when we read your post! Now if you just have enough insight to realize that.

In closing:

Did I mention:

@ Bob: Lets get this straight.

Either A: You drive a 93 model chebby with a crap load of miles, which is probably a rusted out shell if you actually live in Michigan. So why do you even join conversations about new trucks, or tout the greatness of ones you don't own (cant afford)? If the new ones are so great why don't you have one? Not to mention ridicule truck's that are far superior to yours.

Or B: You are the guy from the toyota forum who just comes here to act like a prick. Which if so, the person running PUTC should put a stop to it. Ever hear of professional courtesy? Nevermind, that would involve you being professional at something other than being a douche bag. Are you mad that this is a better site than yours? (It is. Yours does suck, I checked.)

Either one = C: You are a pathetic, no life, loser (Like Michigan's football team. Northwestern? Really?)

In closing. As always, I love you and hope you, your chef, and other numerous names die a slow, painful death. SOON...

@ Alton

Since you are into double and triple posting the same exact thing, I might as well do the same. The copy and paste feature really suits you.

You are starting to sound like a broken record. This is basically the same duragatory crap you posted last night. Wishing someone a painful death is really nice and quite frankly pathetic. You are taking this WAY too seriously kid. Grow some thicker skin or something..


@multiple personality bob - since you are the master of posting under multiple names, you ever stop to consider the fact that someone else (other than Alton) is doing the same to you?
I know logic evades you.
Try it sometime.

Bob is the biggest cry-baby in the History of PUTC.

Crown the QUEEN OF DRAMA!

This reeks of FOMOCO corporate entanglement. There is absolutely nothing amazing about this truck. This is a anecdotal story with no real data to present the readership. Useless. I expect more from this site. If you want to write a story about diesel longevity, do some homework. Heck, this isn't even the guy that cared for the truck for all those miles.

@ Lou: LOL, it's actually me. Just figured bob is so cool and he spews the same useless crap every time he post anything, I would try to be cool too.

@bob: I don't take this serious at all. I literally laugh every time I make a post at you. (I'm a bully remember) I do actually have thick skin. Especially on my knuckles. Wanna see up close and personal?

Just to show I'm the better person, (I am) I apologize for saying you drive a piece of crap truck. (you do) And that you have no place talking bad about any new, superior vehicle than yours. (Pretty much every truck on here is)

I apologize for calling you a pathetic loser if your really the guy from the tacoma site. (if so you are)

I apologize for making fun of Michigan getting beat by Northwestern. (they did)

I apologize for saying I love you. (I don't)

I apologize for saying I wish you and your multiple names would die slow painful deaths. (I do)

I should have kept the opinions to myself. Maybe if you kept some of your nonsense, garbage opinions to yourself we could all have a nice happy website.

Something tells me you can't do it. Not even for 24 hours. Keep your post on topic and not talk trash about every vehicle that's not your preferred brand. (Is it chevy or tacoma's?)

theres many 7.3L's on the road with over 651,000 on the original motor, this truck dont liik very beat up, or done any real work, on you tube your find many million mile fords including Triton 5.4s chevy and dodge wish they had actully a truck with a million miles, its all propaganda who knows this truck coulda had crappy maintenance.

Any vehicle will last over a million miles if you pour an endless stream of money into it, which I'm sure is the case with this Ford, having gone through 3 engines and whatnot.

The older Toyotas and Mercedes and Nissan sometimes reach this kind of mileage on the original engine and of course tractor-trailers hit a million routinely.

Glad to see some high mileage trucks. My daily driver 1990 f250 7.3 idi 3.55gears 2wd. Has 341,000 miles on it. I drive it everyday and bought it at 337,000 miles about 4 months ago. Great truck and gets low 20's on the highway. It will make it to 400,000 no problem. It has 2 year old injectors and injection pump so i'm set for awhile. Change the oil every 3k (severe use, lots of short trips, idling, etc, can do 5k but i fall under severe which is actually 2500) and use the 7.3 powerstroke oil filter which brings the total oil capacity to 11 quarts and filters better.

I don't know of any 7.3 on the road with over 400,000 miles on the original build. My buddy bought a truck with 320,000 on it, he was convinced that it'd live to 500,000. I kept tellin him, "big mistake, don't buy it!". I think he got to 340 with it and the engine started to let loose.

Really? All these bashes over a nice story about a fella that was able to wring a million out of truck? What a sorry bunch of jackasses that meet up here.

Can't read a website about anything anymore without a bunch of sourpusses throwing bombs at anything different from them. Discussions are not worth having if you can't do it face-to-face I suppose.

Screw all of you, I am going to read a book, and I hope I remember never to come back here again.

I agree that isn't very impressive as it has had 3 motors. I have a 1993 dodge cummins flat bed 4x4 and it has 514248 miles on the original motor and I have not had to touch anything except the head gasket and injectors once and all other external parts such as alternator., water pump and transmission 3 times so their is no need for bragging on three engines. Ford should stay with what they know best overcharging their customers for crap or recycled parts from junked vehicles.

el chevy D20 de mi papa tiene 350.000 millas y sigue original

A million miles is exactly the value that we should all get out of trucks, when considering how expensive they have recently become. All trucks have their pros & cons, but getting every last mile out of any truck should be the main focus on this thread. I don't understand all of the bashing that goes on here. I think as long as the newest owner of that truck is happy with his purchase, then that is all that matters. The 7.3L powerstroke was actually an engine designed to be installed into a school bus & medium duty trucks. It was a mere happy outcome that ford installed them in a 3/4 & 1 ton truck. These engines are actually pretty stout & can handle a ton of abuse. I think driving coast to coast is probably the only way that a set of injectors (or a turbo) could hold up for a million miles. It is a hell of an accomplishment for this truck to have reached its intended life (of 250,000 miles) four times over. Let's hope we can each have a great experience like this truck has had. Now, toast a beer to that! CLINK!!



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