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Old 04-30-2019, 05:06 PM   #11
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Is there a reason you are avoiding the Ram Promaster 3.6 Pentastar? I have spoken with several expediters that have over 400k on the odometer with no complaints.
I stopped at the local dodge dealer and they said they didn't have any I will look into it further.
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Old 04-30-2019, 05:10 PM   #12
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I know a lot of people are saying diesels are dead due to the complicated emissions, additional maintenance and fuel costs. But what about longevity, is a gas motor going to last past 150k miles?

I haven't had a gas motor last greater then 150k miles, unless it was build before the yr 2000.
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I know a lot of people are saying diesels are dead due to the complicated emissions, additional maintenance and fuel costs. But what about longevity, is a gas motor going to last past 150k miles?

I haven't had a gas motor last greater then 150k miles, unless it was build before the yr 2000.
That's odd. What post 2000 gas engines of yours have died before reaching 150,000 miles, and what killed them?

Being fueled by diesel, does not make engines last longer.
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Old 04-30-2019, 07:36 PM   #14
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That's odd. What post 2000 gas engines of yours have died before reaching 150,000 miles, and what killed them?

Being fueled by diesel, does not make engines last longer.
Now with the new emissions dumping soot into the engine I suspect the new diesels are not the same as old diesels without the soot.
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Old 05-01-2019, 12:41 AM   #15
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I know a lot of people are saying diesels are dead due to the complicated emissions, additional maintenance and fuel costs. But what about longevity, is a gas motor going to last past 150k miles?

I haven't had a gas motor last greater then 150k miles, unless it was build before the yr 2000.
Our 2006 Outback 3.0R (flat 6) has 234,000 miles on it at present.

We’ve replaced a couple radiators but the engine is original. Runs great. We will probably keep it to 300K.
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:17 PM   #16
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I know a lot of people are saying diesels are dead due to the complicated emissions, additional maintenance and fuel costs. But what about longevity, is a gas motor going to last past 150k miles?

I haven't had a gas motor last greater then 150k miles, unless it was build before the yr 2000.
My van prior to my Sprinter was a 97 Ford E150 5.4... I retired it at 302,000 miles, original engine, original transmission, never broke down. I overloaded it and bent the rear axle housing. Being a one-year-only axle, I couldn't find a replacement and didn't feel like retrofitting it. The only issues I ever had were a couple of plastic vacuum lines cracking, the coil packs needed replacement at 238,000 miles (ACCEL Supercoil set was on sale for $160 at the time), and the HVAC control panel broke at 280,000 miles (junkyard replacement was only $10). Everything else was just standard maintenance, and the engine ran as smooth as a new one. People were shocked to hear it fire up and then look at the odometer reading.

The E-series kept the same version (2V) 5.4 from 97 all the way until 2016, so I wouldn't hesitate to buy another if the right one came along.

My 93 Chevy truck has 260,000 on the original 350 and 4L60e.

Newer than 2000? I rarely buy anything that new to pick from. My Harley is a 2010, my van a 2004, my car is a 73, my RV a 79. My GF's car is an 03 Passat, but it only has 122,000 miles. Runs like a top, too.
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We had both E250 and Express 2500 vans at work. Sold both with 165,000 miles, and on both I could have rolled the odometer back to 65,000 and you would believe it.

What soured me on late model diesels was our two Chevrolet Cruze turbodiesels, Which used the VM Motori 2.0L Turbo four. We had significant emissions-related problems with both: one needed a new fuel tank assembly that was in national back order for a month. We also had a Cruze Eco - 1.4L gas turbo. Zero problems.
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My Harley...
Won't be making it to 300,000 miles on that one...
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That's odd. What post 2000 gas engines of yours have died before reaching 150,000 miles, and what killed them?

Being fueled by diesel, does not make engines last longer.
2001 F150, tranny went at 70k. 2004 grand am, lemon law before 80k, 2007 saturn aura, transmission and head gasket before 100k. 2014 Sonata, transmission at 60k. 2002 Chevy express, engine went before 150k, 2018 buick encore, engine bearing? at under 40k.

Lucky most of these have been covered under warranty, but imo vehicles are built like **** nowadays.
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2001 F150, tranny went at 70k. 2004 grand am, lemon law before 80k, 2007 saturn aura, transmission and head gasket before 100k. 2014 Sonata, transmission at 60k. 2002 Chevy express, engine went before 150k, 2018 buick encore, engine bearing? at under 40k.
I was born and raised in the auto industry, and I have never heard of someone with an automotive history that bad.

The only common denominator I'm seeing in all that failure is you.
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