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Old 08-29-2007, 11:38 PM
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How many miles on your straight six? Any good big six stories?

This forum needs help.

I'll start... I've owned four trucks with the six. I consider it to be one of, if not the best light duty truck motor ever made.

My first Ford had a 300 in it. I bought when I lived in upstate NY (nowhere near Carl... this was REAL upstate) and I got it to replace a car that got wrecked on me. I didn't know the first thing about trucks. I didn't even know Fords were the best trucks. I bought it from a dealership that bought vehicles from down south, and it had a perfect body on it. I loved that truck. I drove it across the country when I moved to California.

It died when an Isuzu pickup pulled out in front of me while I was towing an RV.

I bought a Bronco with a 300 in it as well... I eventually got rid of it. The truck had been abused its whole life and I never should have bought it. But the truck ran great!

After my pickup got wrecked, I bought an F-150 with a 300 and a T18 in it. I still have it, and it's one of the most reliable vehicles I've ever owned.

I also had a '91 F-150 (2wd) that I bought for reasons which I still don't fully understand. After I bought it, I found out it needed a new motor. My fault, really - I didn't check it out thoroughly enough before buying. The PO had overheated it and it used coolant like it was going out of style. I kept four bottles of antifreeze/water mix around to keep it full. I did swap the motor... and then sold it. I never really like the truck though - it just never sat right with me.

Oh yeah... My '89 F-150 - the only six I own - has 155k on it. The most work I've done to the motor is replace a leaky valve cover gasket.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:33 AM
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My dad bought a 77 F-100 new. 300I, 3 on the tree. Totally stripped truck. He drove it for 18 years after that.




The kicker? It had 36,000 miles on it when he traded it off and bought a 100,000+ mile LTD. I was Irate.
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Old 08-30-2007, 09:06 PM
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Mine has 333,114 never been rebuilt or had any major engine or tranny work done yet.
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Old 08-31-2007, 04:16 AM
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about 33K on my 4.9. towing my boat you can't tell its back there. same with my moms much larger pontoon boat. i once pulled a 6k lb front porch from 1 house to another(yeah very redneck) without a trailer. i only wish i had a c6 instead of the e4od.
Andym.. i think i asked before but can't remember, where in NY were you???
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:22 AM
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Just outside of Buffalo. My parents and I both got smart and moved away, but my siblings all still live there.
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Old 08-31-2007, 11:42 AM
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opposite end of the st. out here we call it "the armpit of NY", though my brother went to school at ferdonia. 6yrs of college and not enough credits for a basket weaving degree.
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my straight six has 152,000 miles and still going strong.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:00 PM
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mine in a e250-1995 has well over 300000-lost track had to change out the instrument cluster 3 times-they were shutting down causing the e4od trans to act up !! have only changed out the oil pump -well internally -externally-water pump alt-E.T.C
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