What kind of engine life can I expect from an E350 diesel?

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  1. D-FENS

    D-FENS New Member

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    I'm planning on buying my first car soon, and I'll be getting either a Chevy G20, or a Ford E350 diesel. I saw 2 decent chevy ads which I am considering, but I also founds 2 E350 diesels for sale.
    1 is a 1995, 7.3L auto, 190K miles, for $1900, no other information.
    Another is a 1994 with "high mileage" (no number listed) for $1500, also saying "runs good," if that even means anything.

    190K miles on a gasoline engine would have me worried, but I've been told that diesels will easily last until 250K miles. What can I honestly expect out of a 7.3L diesel E350 ?
     
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    butthair New Member

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    I drive a diesel truck with 250k on it right now and it drives the same as the day I got it. My dad had a truck with a 7.3 and he had 250k when he sold it, with no problems besides rust. I'd say go with a diesel before going with a gas motor with high mileage.
     
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    Trucks on Spike TV said the rings should be good for between 500 and 800k.

    The truck will probably fall apart first..
     
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    the 7.3 was a good motor, imho. 250k would be a low expectation for that engine... Many see more miles than that.
     
  5. BigT

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    trans will fall apart first, make sure it was taken care of. Do maintenace and the motor will out live the frame rails it is in.
     

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