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Whats the highest mileage 3.0L out there?

I just picked up a 99 XLT and it has the 3.0L and as far as I'm told it is the original mill.

The truck was used a construction truck before I got it so its a little beat, but it has 213k on it and runs like a top. Doesn't burn oil, though it may use some. Haven't had it long enough to know to be honest.

When do these normally check out. Where might I find a blown 3.0L that I can get prepped for when mine fails. I'm an engine builder by trade so this would be an easy task for me. I just want to make sure I'm ready.
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i know a guy with a 97 i think with 340k, only thing he has replaced was the timing belt and a few trans, same engine...

can find engines on craigslist...
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249K on a guy on our executive team at work. He has a 97 Ranger. It's had Amsoil in it for a long long time and it runs great.
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170,000 miles right now. Its getting old and tired. I'm sure if i didn't rev the **** out of it and didn't treat it badly it wouldn't feel that way but its to much fun and it loves to do it to much.
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Haha, mines a baby...only 87k
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The FLex Fuel 3.0 from my old 99xlt made its way into a 2001xlt and has somewhere around 200K on it. Oil has been changed every 3k miles and it hasn't lost any compression at all since it was checked this past spring. Its not a ' powerful racing engine ' but seems to be quite reliable.
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My original engine lasted only 50K miles! Piece of ****!
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I odometer stopped at like 160,000. So right now my guestimite of 170,000 could be off but I think its very close.
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I'm at 170,000 on mine. Just got the heads done last year.
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Mine ain't even worn in yet compared to yaws I got 47,7xx!
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Had 280K on my 2000 when the idiot ran a red light and destroyed it. Never had the engine open and aside from the syncronizer never had any problems with it. After the crash the engine was still running.
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Wow, so at 213k I'm in good company. I want to see how much I'd have to invest to get my hands on a take-out engine and start playing with it.

Should be a fun little project for me.
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Wow I'm at baby miles. I only have 32k right now.
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just rolled 38,003 yesterday! wat now! i got a 4.0 sohc though. lol.
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Lowest mileage 2001 ive seen

I ve only got 66 600 kms on my 01 edge, that converts to roughly 40 000 miles. Thats why I jumped on this truck when i saw it, got a real good price on it used and with that little on the odometer it should last me a long time.
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ive got 299876km on mine rught now
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Right now im at 95,300.
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My 2000 was a construction truck too, but it only has 68,800 miles on it now. Im happy with that low number.
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I have a 94 with that just rolled over to 62k
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