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Bedlam

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Posted: 10/26/20 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That looks like a good ratio between idle and drive hours. You must do much more highway than me based on the mileage and those numbers. My truck averages less than 1000 miles a month and will take about 20 years to reach that milestone. I'm something under 60k and have only had to replace the batteries after five plus years of service. My last truck batteries lasted over seven, so I was a little surprised to see OEM batteries run down so quick.


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Posted: 10/26/20 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bedlam wrote:

That looks like a good ratio between idle and drive hours. You must do much more highway than me based on the mileage and those numbers. My truck averages less than 1000 miles a month and will take about 20 years to reach that milestone. I'm something under 60k and have only had to replace the batteries after five plus years of service. My last truck batteries lasted over seven, so I was a little surprised to see OEM batteries run down so quick.


Having to only replace the batteries after 5 years is really good. I think I replaced the factory batteries after ~ 4 years.


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Posted: 10/27/20 10:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I replaced mine just short of 5 years since when they die they die.


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Posted: 10/27/20 06:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Me too just last month. 202,000. I'll also state nothing major went wrong until the end of what would have been the extended warranty. It's my daily driver and work truck as well as my tow vehicle.
- cam chains, phasers, guides and solenoids , $3200
-front springs (yes, I said front!) and shocks, $900
- Trans cooler, radiator, bypass, valve body and converter (my fault for not changing coolant at the recommended mileage) $1200
- fuel module , $130
- two spark plug changes, $300
-Four sets of tires, $750
- AC compressor, $ 700
- two exhaust manifolds, $300 (dealer comp parts)
- diff cover and fluid $175
- 3 trans flushes, $450
- drive shaft and inter bearing, $600
- misc brakes, belts etc. and partridge in a pair tree, $800 ish.

I still like the truck but Ford could have done a better job in several areas. That 5.4 L runs great, just not enough to get it done while towing sometimes. Next time...F 250 and 7.3 L gas.


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I'm at the opposite end of the spectrum for mileage vs age.

The truck in my signature hasn't hit 70k yet.


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Good info Fish thanks for sharing


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Posted: 10/28/20 05:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

truck looks fantastic for 100k miles let alone 200K, you wouldn't have one looking that good with 200k miles around here! Heck mine looks about as good as yours but its several years newer and only had 90K kms/56k miles.

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alexleblanc wrote:

truck looks fantastic for 100k miles let alone 200K, you wouldn't have one looking that good with 200k miles around here! Heck mine looks about as good as yours but its several years newer and only had 90K kms/56k miles.

**** Canadian winters take a toll on everything.


Texas as with most southern states don't have a rust problem so the vehicles can last a long time.

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Glad everyone enjoyed the update. Having said that I do have one beef with this truck in that the Ford programmers allow the truck to perform a regen when your fuel tank is almost empty so it can put you in a bind to find a gas station real quick. They shouldn't allow a regen to occur when you have 50 miles or less to empty.

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Posted: 10/30/20 02:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats FOO!!! Great looking truck and can't wait to read your report on the 400,000 mile mark!


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