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Man Somehow Gets 1997 Ram 3500 To Go 1.5 Million Miles

Time and all over again we have noticed tales of cars racking up lots of...

Time and all over again we have noticed tales of cars racking up lots of miles with their loyal steed. Last yr, we have noticed a Nissan Frontier achieving just one million miles and seeking like it just drove off a dealership whole lot. That just one got a substitution truck from Nissan for totally free, which was a sense-superior story, we reckon. We also observed a smaller Mirage hatchback from Minnesota that has racked up above 400,000 miles.

This is just one of those tales – a guy from Oregon has amassed above one.five million miles with his Dodge Ram 3500, which he acquired brand new in 1997.

Never allow the badge on the aspect idiot you a Ram 5500 did not exist in 1997 and it was just an act of jest for this operator. Even so, considering that this truck has not had any paint occupation at any time, it’s in somewhat superior form. Utilized as a workhorse to pull RVs, boats, and horse trailers, among the some others, the 3500 has minimal rusting (just one self-inflicted because of to Do it yourself mudflap installation), minimal dents, and there just isn’t as well much rust beneath both. Extraordinary.

But what created this truck reach its one.five-million-mile milestone is the bevy of powertrain changes that the operator had to hire. The truck has been through 3 Cummins diesel engine changes – very well, two technically as his next engine swap included a rebuilt of the original device that came with the 3500. The latest just one has by now attained all over five hundred,000 miles, according to the operator.

As for the transmission, the operator claimed that he had to go as a result of 12 NV4500 transmission changes right before he learned how to switch it with a G56 6-pace gearbox that’s at this time set up correct now. Indeed, twelve.

When questioned whether or not he ideas to invest in a new truck to switch his workhorse, the operator declined simply because he desires a mechanical engine bay he can operate on, anything that more recent trucks will not have. In point, he is about to switch the latest engine with a new just one shortly. Chat about loyalty. 

The man’s two-ten years journey with his workhorse obviously was not a easy-sailing just one but at minimum it’s anything that he enjoys, so allow him inform the story via the video clip atop this site.