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140k miles - now what?

Discussion in '3rd Gen - 2007 - 2017' started by tri650, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. tri650

    tri650 New Member

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    Decision time on my 2010 expedition with 140k. Has served me well for last 5 years. Has a few issues - broken manifold bolts - but in fairly good shape. Retired so plan on using it as traveling vehicle for summer. However, on fence whether to sell and buy newer version or keep. If I keep, what should I be thinking about at 140k? Preventive measures, upgrades, etc? Body has some hail damage so guessing value is low. Another reason to keep. Thoughts are appreciated
     
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    In my case, I've found the most miserable repairs come after about 150K miles. Guess that depends on driving conditions, climate, salt, quality of former repair, etc. But at that high mileage you are most likely to be confronted with an expensive repair. Then you have a choice to make: Throw money at it that won't be repaid or junk it.

    The choice depends on your financial position. You can keep this thing alive for another 60K miles, at least, but it will cost you in reliability and work. You will start spending money on parts and labor. If you have the money to burn, you can avoid all that with a 30,000 mile truck (for $25,000) that will last till you're 80 with few problems or repairs.

    There are your choices. I'm at that point too, Brother. It's "payments or parts" as they say.

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    Preventative work at 140K miles? Change tranny and transfer case fluid. See how bad the rust is on the rocker panels, radiator support and body mounts. Check the brake and trans lines for rust. Check brake hoses. Lower the spare tire. Look for head gasket leaks. Listen for timing chain rattle. Are the plastic harness plugs falling apart? If you look well enough, you may find that truck has earned its retirement also.
     
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    If there isn't a rust problem and you took good care of it the rest is just luck.
     
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    It all depends what you are willing to do for the truck.
    For example me, I bought 2010 Expedition for $3000 3 years ago with 135,000 miles on it. I did put $1000 into it exh manifolds and other minor things. Now 3 years later its upper and lower ball joints and bearings $500 now the truck has 169,000 miles and is ready for next 3 to 4 years.
    But I do all my work myself and no Workshop prices, It would have cost me $6-7000 if I would have taken it to workshop.
     
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    I have almost 200k on my 2012 limited. It is still in great shape and an oil analysis revealed normal engine wear. I am going to go for 300k.
     
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    Did you really need the analysis ?
     
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    No, but I bought the truck with 150k a year ago and wanted to look at the trending wear values. If the analysis came back that the engine was breaking down, I wouldn't try and get 300k out of it but I would look at buying another vehicle.
     
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    I wouldn't ride too much on an analysis, actually I think they are a scam.
     
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    It is just one data point in determining the health of my vehicles.

    "With the right test slate and frequency for a given machine/component, oil analysis should be able to readily identify an impending machine health problem." https://reliabilityweb.com/articles/entry/oil_analysis
     
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    I read that whole thing but you would have to analyze it before every oil change for a while, and then it wouldn't tell you much. It's kind of like you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows. I think the good old signs of wear are much more accurate..............but whatever. I still think it's a big scam.
     
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