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Old 12-04-2007, 09:30 PM
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Default How many miles is too many? 12 valve ctd

Hey guys, The trans is going on my1500 sport. I hate my 360, so no more money is going into it. So I'm looking at '98 12 valve 4x4 with 267,000 on it. It's had trans work and front end work. I'm wondering if the engine is good for a long while. I'll be mostly using it for a daily driver with an occasional trailer pulling. Will it have the power of a 24 valve? I've got diesel fever but I'm on a gas budget. Can't afford a good 24 valve. Thanks!
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Old 12-04-2007, 09:35 PM
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SnoPro, if the truck has been maintained properly and not abused, you could easily get another 2 or 300k out of it. As for power, you wont win many drag races if its stock, But you can pull a house off of its foundation up a hill with a 12 valve and get killer mpg"s doing it Good Luck!!!
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:07 PM
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I'll put it to you this way. . . a properly set up 12 valve WILL put down more power than a VP powered 24 valve. . .they (VP44 powered 24 valves)seem to max out around 600 on #2 only and are able to get a bit over 700 with drugs. the 03 and up trucks are giving them a run for their money, however I just read on TDR where a 12 valve(maddog for those in the know) put down a little over 1280hp.

oh and 267K is nothing. . .some guys with just regular maintenance are either nearing or well over the million mile mark and still running strong without rebuild.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:35 PM
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some guys with just regular maintenance are either nearing or well over the million mile mark and still running strong without rebuild.
WOW! I knew these trucks were good for 300k miles, but who ever thought they would be good to 1 million!
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:38 PM
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my 93 ctd has well over 350k miles on it now. the last major thing to bedone was replacing the fuel injector pump due to the new ULSD eating out its seals [:@]
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:44 PM
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My '96 has over 242,000 on it, still going very strong. If I'm careful, I get 20 mpg highway, unloaded.

Buy it.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:52 PM
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my bosses 94 12v has 814,000 on her
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:55 PM
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I should add that my tranny will need a rebuild within the next 25k mi or so, but that's <$1,000 and then she'll be good for another 250k. These engines are truly amazing.
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:57 PM
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wasn't there some guy on TDR that had 1 mill on his like 05 CTD or somethign really new it was at least above a 03 and the only thing's he replaced were like tires, ball joints, shocks, and a clutch and flywheel.
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Old 12-04-2007, 11:02 PM
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Will the 24 valves go as long as the 12 valves? I know they are both good engines, but does the 12 valve have the advantage in longevity?
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