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#4497558 - 08/25/17 08:12 AM 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years
madibob Offline


Registered: 04/24/09
Posts: 130
Loc: Minnesota
Pulled a sample just to check after over 3.6 years on the oil. The previous oil change was 11/1/2013 and this oil change was done 7/1/2017 with 53,350 on the clock. The truck obviously sits a lot and is not driven in the winter. When I do get it out, it's for longer drives (Generally more than 50 miles round trip) so it gets fully warmed up. I was worried about going this long, but it doesn't appear to be a problem per Blackstone.
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#4497604 - 08/25/17 09:02 AM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob]
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Registered: 01/27/17
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Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin
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#4497605 - 08/25/17 09:04 AM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob]
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Registered: 09/19/16
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Loc: Minnesota
Another MN barn baby. I bought a 99 this spring with 72k. Shes getting a regular workout now pulling 5th wheel and enclosed car hauler
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#4497630 - 08/25/17 09:57 AM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: ArcticDriver]
jeepman3071 Offline


Registered: 04/15/10
Posts: 4217
Loc: Storrs, Connecticut
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


+1

Such low miles on an awesome truck. One of the best engines ever made. I grew up around these trucks, and still turn around when I hear one drive by, which isn't frequent these days.
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#4497705 - 08/25/17 11:54 AM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: jeepman3071]
dogememe Offline


Registered: 04/15/17
Posts: 610
Loc: SF BAY AREA, CA
Originally Posted By: jeepman3071
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


+1

Such low miles on an awesome truck. One of the best engines ever made. I grew up around these trucks, and still turn around when I hear one drive by, which isn't frequent these days.


I had no less than three Ford 6.0 diesels in the parking lot at O'Reilly at a given point yesterday. All needed some sort of parts. Most 7.3s that come are for oil+filter and/or fuel filters, so just maintenance type stuff. I have a friend with a 7.3 with over 200k in his F-550 and that thing is an incredibly reliable beast - if not a bit slow, then again it's a bucket truck not a regular pickup so it weighs a lot, and I think the slowness is from gearing. Sounds good though, straight-piped smile

The only Ford diesel I would buy or recommend is a 7.3. It seems the new 6.7 is OK, but not enough out there with high miles and many years on them to tell, though I've heard several horror stories.
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#4497785 - 08/25/17 01:42 PM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob]
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Registered: 10/14/05
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The Mo and the Ca/Mg ratio do not look like what we usually see with M1 TDT. If I knew you did not know better, I would say this is Rotella T6 5w-40 showing its "undepleted" or "unmasked" VOA level of boron.
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#4497880 - 08/25/17 03:29 PM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: ArcticDriver]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin


I thought the same exact thing. I'll give you asking price.
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#4497884 - 08/25/17 03:34 PM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: dogememe]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: dogememe
a 7.3 with over 200k in his F-550 and that thing is an incredibly reliable beast - if not a bit slow, then again it's a bucket truck not a regular pickup so it weighs a lot, and I think the slowness is from gearing.


All of the "Medium & Heavy Duty" trucks are de-tuned for longevity.

Recently, there has been some exceptions - the new 6.7 in the F450 gets the same tune as the F350.

However, F550 and up will be de-tuned on purpose. Cummins is the same way.

Some of these medium duty trucks see FULL THROTTLE for hours on end.
They have to be de-tuned or they would burn up.

We had an old GMC with a 366 and an Allison... that thing was such a dog, it NEVER saw less than full throttle. Same thing for my buddy with an ex-AT&T truck - F700 Ford 361 and automatic. Full throttle 100% of the time.
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#4498017 - 08/25/17 06:19 PM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: madibob]
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Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 7391
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Yet more proof that the mantra of " ... or one year, whichever comes first" is a total farce.

Oil/filters have no idea how old they are in use.

I would never hesitate to run up to 5 years on low mileage equipment with today's products.
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#4498128 - 08/25/17 08:27 PM Re: 2000 F350 7.3L | M1 5w-40 | 1,150mi & 3.6 Years [Re: ArcticDriver]
Garak Offline


Registered: 12/05/09
Posts: 24586
Loc: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
Please let me know when you are planning to sell your F350 grin

I think he should just drive northwest a ways and I'll store it for him, and maybe make sure it gets some miles. wink
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