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Old 04-23-2017, 06:09 PM
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411000 miles
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Old 06-07-2017, 01:27 PM
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Default 2001 Ram 1500 4x4 Quad Cab 5.2/5 spd manual,.....

I bought this truck from my Dad in 2013 and he was the original owner. When I got it it had 180,000 miles on it. While he had it the fuel pump & pressure regulator and two water pumps were replaced. Other than general wear items, brakes, hoses, belts etc that was it. By the way, the fuel pump/regulator was to fix another issue and was un-needed, more on that later.
When I got it it was hard to start after it sat for 5 minutes or more. Found several fuel injectors with leaks and 8 new injectors solved the problem.
At about 220k the front hub bearing assemblies needed replacement as well as the rear drum cylinders.
It just turned 246k and I just replaced the original radiator. While we were in it we put in a new water pump, t-stat, hoses, serpentine belt, idle and tensioner pulley assemblies and did a full tune up with new coil(it was the original coil).
I go 4k on each oil change and add in STP Oil Treatment, which it has had since day one. I have to add about 1/2 a quart at 2k and 1/2 a quart at 3k after each oil change which is good considering the milage.
My goal is to get 300k out of this engine and then pull the entire engine/tranny/t-case assembly, put it on the shelf and install a mild built 360 with a 3/4 ton 6 speed and t-case. At the same time I will replace all of the suspension, install a custom 40 gallon fuel tank in the rear and make some other subtle mods along with 315/76/16 tires, on widened factory steel wheels, and drive her another 300k.

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Old 06-07-2017, 04:13 PM
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Sounds like a great plan!

When you hit 300k and swap out the engine, trans, and transfer case, you going to upgrade your axles too?
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Old 06-09-2017, 12:14 PM
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Just ticked over 218,000 yesterday. Still daily driver and only vehicle. We had our anniversary five days ago: 16 years together!
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