chief420 West Virginia Fan Parkersburg,WV Member since Apr 2009 4188 posts
re: How many miles can a diesel engine go before it's no longer considered good?Posted by chief420 on 2/4/11 at 9:42 am to lsufanintexas
Our current Dodge dually has over 300k and is less than 5yr old out. Our Peterbuilt has roughly 700k, they will last as long as you take care of them, I would think the motor on the truck you're looking at has a lot of life left, the transmission however could be another story especially if it's an automatic.
More info on the truck?? What brand, what brand motor, auto/manual , dually rear drive?
CRAZE LSU Fan dat 504 Member since Dec 2008 674 posts
re: How many miles can a diesel engine go before it's no longer considered good?Posted by CRAZE on 2/4/11 at 9:44 am to lsufanintexas
If maintained properly and not over-worked (designed to pull 20K lb loads but used for consistently for 40K lb loads) then there is no reason it can't go 500K +. Like one of the other guys said, check the other parts of the truck like suspension and transmission. They tend to go before the engine.