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Old 06-03-2013, 04:00 PM
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How many miles is to many

Quick question I have an 06 screw with a 5.4 flex fuel motor I have had all scheduled maintenance done on time per the manual so I'm having to drive about 800 miles a week now for work so miles are adding up fast 131,000 right now when do you guys think enough is enough and she becomes unreliable and how many miles do your trucks have on them aim hoping for at least 200 to 250 thousand before she starts to become trouble for me
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:54 PM
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Depends on what the word "trouble" means to you.

Talked to a customer a few days ago, '05 F150 with 5.4, he had just topped 300K miles. Cam phazers once, plugs ever so often, he considered them normal service. He bought a MC filter and 5W30 MC oil for an oil change.
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I have a '06 250 with a 5.4 and mine has 318,085 and it runs and drives like the day I got it. Regular maintenance and being on time will do wonders
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Quick question I have an 06 screw with a 5.4 flex fuel motor I have had all scheduled maintenance done on time per the manual so I'm having to drive about 800 miles a week now for work so miles are adding up fast 131,000 right now when do you guys think enough is enough and she becomes unreliable and how many miles do your trucks have on them aim hoping for at least 200 to 250 thousand before she starts to become trouble for me
I had an 05 F150 FX4, lasted over 200k, and would have went longer if I had chosen to replace CATS.
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:55 PM
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Highway miles are almost like no miles. As long as you change the oil at probably 7500 mile intervals and keep your eye on everything else, you should be fine.
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I'm at 188K now. Plugs at 75K and 150K. All other scheduled maintenance per manual. Blend door actuator a few years ago. Other than that nothing else except normal maintenance. I'm still running 5/20 Mobil Synthetic and changing at 5K intervals.

I would thing 200+ is easily attainable.
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If you are using Mobil1, driving 800 highway miles a week and changing oil at 5000 miles, you are throwing away good expensive oil every six weeks or so. There's no reason you can't go 7500 at least.
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I'm aiming for 300K... Good maintenance and no "stupid stuff" goes a lo-ooooong way.
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I have 173,000 on my 04. Still running great, just did an tensioner pulley and cam shaft position sensor.
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I think the motor was slightly different but my dad had five e-350s with the 5.4 and four of them were 400k+, almost all highway miles. The last one was totaled 200k.
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