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Old 02-19-2009
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185K+ miles on the '97 OHV and she is still pulling strong and getting 22 mpg highway/17-18 city.

However, starting 3 weeks ago, she just started to get the infamous "lifter tick" from worn assembly and lack of sufficient oil to the area.

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EDIT: Whoops, typo. 185K miles, not 195
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Old 02-22-2009
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they are some what under powered than the new 4.0s mine will run off and leave the new ones siting still pulling 33s with stock 4.10 gears
I dont think your truck will out run all the 4.0s like mine
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Old 02-22-2009
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Just posted on another similar thread about this same topic - so here it is repeated verbatim - if nothing else, it'll add to my "post count"


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Just turned over 300,000 - but that's in kilometers - about 190,000 miles more or less - all original. No major engine or transmission problems, except that I have gone through 2 alternators.

Regular routine/preventative maintenance is the key, IMO, if you want to keep a vehicle running for a long time (that is, assuming that your vehicle wasn't a "lemon" to begin with - though these are rarer than they used to be).

Parts will wear out, problems will arise - fix them early, and you will be better off in the long run.
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yep i agree the sooner you fix them and the less of them you have, the lesser you will be disappointed with your truck. mines just about to turn over 154,000 and has no problems :) and has never really had any major problems except the left wheel hub at 138,000. which i rode on for 10,000 until i replaced it at 148,000 , the right ones still goin lol
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She just turned 70,000 miles on mine, still running strong!
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130,000 on my 01. It runs like a top and is damn near flawless (knock on wood)
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168000 no problems yet.
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94 5spd 124,000 running like a champ
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190k and still going, Replaced head gaskets at 10k ago, But thats it, Runs like a champ, Doesn't burn oil. I do think its time for a seafoam treatment though.
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i had a 95 4.0l was a farm truck. driven hard... and it finally blew after 318000 miles. all stock evrything. no joke
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'01 w/ about 103k on the clock.
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207k on my '94. No problems, third owner though so hell if I know what's been replaced. I'm still on the stock tranny
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Old 02-23-2009
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'01 w/ about 103k on the clock.
dam did u put all those on lol u have 21k less then me
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Old 02-24-2009
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91,XXX I think I have the timing chain rattle, IDK. If it ever goes i think a slighty modded 4.0 SOHC may go back in.
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Old 02-24-2009
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bought my truck with 71k and have 108xxx and zero problems
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My 01 has 160K on her and still going strong. I had a 92 with the push rod 4.0 and she had 421K on her when I traded. Im hoping for close to the same with this one.
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