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Old 05-23-2019, 11:03 AM
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212000 on my 2011 BMW x5 diesel, still pulls the prostar fine.
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Old 05-26-2019, 09:51 PM
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2007 Denali, 204,000 miles non cylinder drop 6.2L, uses a quart in 5000, pulls great on the small stuff like ski boats and no driveline issues, sound a little rattly on cold start for 1 minute. I still got my 2002 F350 for bigger stuff, poor truck is up to 72k now and nothing but lots of good service and valve cover gaskets to keep it happy
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Old 05-27-2019, 11:33 AM
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170k on the old Dodge. Still boat and camper hauler. Would like new, but waiting for Ram to get out of 2008 with their transmissions and maybe some new sheet metal. Or second year 10sp Duramax.
The subjective parts of this equation are ones definition of tow vehicle, history with the vehicle and knowledge/upkeep of it.
If you’re joe mechanic/mcocd on your tow rig, probably 150-200k is no problem. If you bought it last year off a used car lot and your idea of maintenance is a bucket of soapy water sometimes and oil changes, you have a higher chance of being the guy on the side of the road with your hood up.
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Old 05-28-2019, 07:32 AM
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1995 F350 7.3L 270k still runs strong, able to pull the 10 mile grade from the Columbia river heading home at 70.
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Old 06-07-2019, 10:19 PM
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Not a truck, but I had a reliable 2005 Honda Pilot with 4WD and that transmission held up well - going strong at 240K miles without a rebuild until some idiot hit my car and totaled it.
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Old 06-08-2019, 11:24 AM
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Those of you with the AFM engines that have higher miles; did you deactivate the AFM with a tune or disabler (like a Range unit)?

I have 87k and all is ok, just curious if disabling the AFM will delay the inevitable lifter failure???

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Old 06-08-2019, 11:53 AM
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160k and I’m just going to let mine keep doing it’s thing. If you’re going to deactivate the system, it needs to be done the correct way with the conversion kit and then turn it off in the system. Nothing but Mobile1 since day one may have something to do with my luck.
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Old 06-08-2019, 08:15 PM
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My tow vehicles...

1998 Tahoe (bought new) towed til 270k....plowed snow with it til 350k...sold in 2011....saw it 2 years later over 400k

2003 burb...bought at 30k...tranny cooked at 190k....sold it as is in 2011 for 5k

2007 Silverado 1500 Crew bought in 2011 on Christmas eve with 26k miles for $19k (creampuff)....plowed snow, daily driver, tow vehicle...traded at 220k for current 2017 f250 diesel (bought new)


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Old 06-25-2019, 02:22 PM
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Ive got 214K on my 2013 F250....I bought it new and its still going! (Knocks on wood)
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Old 06-25-2019, 06:15 PM
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My wife 2006 Land Rover has 170K on it and she tows our 2018 NXT22 with it.
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