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Old 08-27-2007, 04:47 PM
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High miles on a 460

How many miles can I expect out of a 96 f250 with a 460??? I have 93,000 right now and it seems like the day I bought it. I would hope it could continue towing until 150,000. Anybody experience high miles on this old dependable engine??
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Old 08-27-2007, 06:26 PM
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With regular oil changes your 460 will last a long time. 150K is no problem for that engine.

Your '96 also has the upgraded E4OD transmission which seems to last a long time too. I'd do fluid changes every 30K if you are towing a lot.

With 90K on the truck, it is time to change out the rear end lubricant if you have not done it already.

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Old 08-27-2007, 08:01 PM
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i sold my 1995 f350 with a 460 with 166k miles on it and it ran perfectly.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:22 PM
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I had 200000 on them when did the hot shot haulling thing. Put new bearings in and run another 100000 . Of courset hey ran none stop
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Mine has 182,000 on it. It has a 19 foot bed and I use it to take newer cars to the bone yard. I am never lighter then 12000 lbs GVW. Not bad for a 87 F-350 with a gvw of 11000.
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My father in law has an 88F350 dump that he used for years to haul his dozer with, which is....umm heavy. Truck has 181k on it, and still hauls around yards of everything...gravel...topsoil. Had a new clutch put in about 50k ago.
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:16 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have done 3000 mile oil changes, 30000 transmission fluid changes and at 85,000 changed the rear differential with synthetic AMSOIL. This truck sits in the garage and only comes out to tow or haul something. I think I will wait for a new truck. This one is just too good to give up!
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Thanks for the replies. I have done 3000 mile oil changes, 30000 transmission fluid changes and at 85,000 changed the rear differential with synthetic AMSOIL. This truck sits in the garage and only comes out to tow or haul something. I think I will wait for a new truck. This one is just too good to give up!
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if you like it, hold on to it, i am still kicking myself in the rear for selling mine.
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Yea, Me too. I should have never got rid of my 96, I actually feel like going and askiing the guy who boughtit, if i could buy it back!!
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I've got a '94 F350xl crew with 212,000 mi. and it is strong as ever. Change oil regularly and it should last a good long time. Wish I could say the same for the e4od trans.
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277k on my old 1990 f250. She's not a pretty as the day she rolled off the line (16 years on the family farm before 'retirement' as my daily driver), but that old 460 is still a stump ripper.

Keep it happy and well fed & maintained and it'll keep you moving =)
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226k on my 94 F-350 & motor is still strong.
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Hello, I have a 96 f250 4x4 with 165000+ on it without so much as a miss....
I believe these engines make so much power they do not really work unless you are towing a large... Rather large trailer. I use mine everyday to work and haul coal with it in the winter. They just fill it up till it flows over the sides!!

Good luck with yours.

P.S I maintain mine really well....
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Old 08-29-2007, 07:15 AM
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I think the torque this engine puts out at 2200/2400 RPM may account for some of it's longevity. You just don't have to rev it up to get power.........similar to a diesel. It puts out more torque at 2200 RPM than a Dodge Hemi at 4200 RPM.
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