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Posted: 11/15/20 06:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I purchased it when it was 2 years old and had 20,000 miles on it.

I had a hard time finding a regular cab for some reason. [emoticon]

I've done all the regular maintenance, oil changes, fluids, filters, belts etc. Lots of tires and oil changes.

Total repairs to date,
5 headlight bulbs.
1 license plate light bulb.
Fuel pump at 180,000 miles.
Lower shift cable last week.

This has been the most trouble free vehicle I have ever owned.

Still running the factory brakes. Doesn't use a drop of oil between oil changes ever 5000 miles.


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Good maintenance equals good service.


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That’s what I hear from a lot of GM 6.0 owners, and I echo the same. The GM 6.0 is one of the best engines that I have ever owned. Simply easy to work on, crazy reliable, and with the 6 speed tranny, it’s icing on the cake. I got my 09 and so far I have only 98k on it..... my 02 6.0 I had over 200k. No repairs just basic stuff.


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When I was doing landscaping I had a 2005 regular cab 2500HD 2WD. I had a dump insert installed and Timbrens on the rear. I regularly hauled loads that would make the weight police wring their hands and cry (almost 2 pallets of wet sod for example). It never lacked for power, even with the bed piled with green fir firewood and towing a tandem axle flatbed loaded with the same. Great truck.

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kw/00 wrote:

That’s what I hear from a lot of GM 6.0 owners, and I echo the same. The GM 6.0 is one of the best engines that I have ever owned. Simply easy to work on, crazy reliable, and with the 6 speed tranny, it’s icing on the cake. I got my 09 and so far I have only 98k on it..... my 02 6.0 I had over 200k. No repairs just basic stuff.


The entire truck has been impressive. Its a WT so there's not a lot of options or other things to go wrong with it. It even has manual windows. LOL

A friend of mine is an electrical contractor and they have 4 of thee trucks all with over 300,000 miles on them.

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Yep 216,000 original brakes, one fuel pump, one water pump, and lots of tires and oil. Oils & filters are a lot cheaper than new vehicles. Wife's ride.
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Edd505 wrote:

Yep 216,000 original brakes, one fuel pump, one water pump, and lots of tires and oil. Oils & filters are a lot cheaper than new vehicles. Wife's ride.
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Nice.

I took my truck in to get new tires around 80,000 miles and asked if I could go out and look at my brakes while they had the tires off and my friend asked me, "how many miles do you have on your truck?"

I told him just over 80k and he replied almost laughing, "the brakes on those never wear out!"

I didn't know that he was serious. LOL

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I replaced the oil, filter, wiper blades and rotated the tires on my 2007 Town Car yesterday too.

It only has 95,000 miles on it and it still wears its factory brakes too.

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Sounds like you got good service outta her!
Company I work for now runs mostly all Chevy light duty trucks. Thank god after 20 years of Fords....lol.
But our trucks get beat like rented mules. And we still have plenty of 08-09 work trucks in the 150-200k mile range doing work daily. Not a plethora of major issues either.
Most of the repairs seem to be from lack of care or abuse.
That said, not a Ford guy but I’d expect the same out of 6.2 Ford F trucks.


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That is very impressive! The GM LS engines are about as bulletproof as they come; maybe not the most powerful on the road but very reliable. I'm very impressed with the 5.3L in our 2001 Yukon which has 271k kms or about 163k miles; it still runs like new with very good oil pressure. I have no reason to think that it will not go another 100k miles quite easily.


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Grit dog wrote:


That said, not a Ford guy but I’d expect the same out of 6.2 Ford F trucks.


I've always kept up on the maintenance. It pays in the long run.

I was a Ford guy all my life and then I went to work for a place that had Fords, Dodges and Chevys and I got to drive all three.

The Chevy's ergonomics fit me the best and was the most comfortable so that's what I looked for when I decided it was time for a new truck.

Now we have two F-250s, a 2016 and a 2017. Both of them are regular cab work trucks and the worst riding trucks I've ever driven. I think they borrowed the suspension from either a 1958 2-ton Dodge or International.

I actually enjoy driving my pickup more than my Lincoln. [emoticon]

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