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    Smile Diesel mileage life

    I know diesel engines have long life but I saw an ad for a used diesel for sale. It says it has 250K miles, but they are diesel miles. Isn't that still high on an engine even if diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by On the Go View Post
    I know diesel engines have long life but I saw an ad for a used diesel for sale. It says it has 250K miles, but they are diesel miles. Isn't that still high on an engine even if diesel?
    If it has been well maintained 300,000 and possibly more says my hubbie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10muddypaws View Post
    If it has been well maintained 300,000 and possibly more says my hubbie.
    Depends on what diesel engine. ......Cummings warrentys theirs for 350,000 ( if bought straight from Cummings). Most well maintained diesel engines should give you 500,000 miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyn View Post
    Depends on what diesel engine. ......Cummings warrentys theirs for 350,000 ( if bought straight from Cummings). Most well maintained diesel engines should give you 500,000 miles.
    A common mistake, but the name of the engine manufacturer is CUMMINS. Diesel engines have more longevity than a comparable gasoline engine. That is the reason we went with a Mercedes diesel with a Cummins Onan diesel generator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoomgroomtn View Post
    A common mistake, but the name of the engine manufacturer is CUMMINS. Diesel engines have more longevity than a comparable gasoline engine. That is the reason we went with a Mercedes diesel with a Cummins Onan diesel generator.
    Lol, I know it is Cummins.....I have owned 3.....still have 2. But my phone autocorrect wanted to type Cummings. ;D
    Anyway one I own has 375,000, been used for lots of heavy livestock hauling.....NEVER been in the shop (except for oil changes, general maintenance)......runs like a champ every day. The other I own has 130,000, used for same thing as other truck.....never been in the shop either, and runs like a champ too! Both get 18 mpg in town and 22 mpg on hwy (loaded down or not)
    My stepdad has a Ford Power Stroke.....245,000 or so....it is a good engine. He gets about 18 mpg unloaded but drops depending on load.
    The Chevy Duramax gets horrible mpg, don't know about engine life....never knew anyone who kept one long enough to find out.
    Last edited by Cyn; 06-10-18 at 05:45 PM. Reason: Added more about other diesel engines
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