looking to buy dodge diesel pickup with about 568000 miles on it. it is a 2001 and i was wondering how many.?

more miles i could get out of the engine before it dies.

5 Responses to looking to buy dodge diesel pickup with about 568000 miles on it. it is a 2001 and i was wondering how many.?

  1. dodge man September 3, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    you may get another 100 thousand from it and you may not,you got to remember you don’t know how well it was maintained so that’s going to be big part of it,it may have already had some major work done to it so it may last a lot longer,if you want to chance it and can get it cheap enough buy it,but its going to be risky buying one with this many miles on it,good luck.

  2. aaron September 3, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    I had a 97 dodge diesel that made it up yo 700k

  3. The siding guy September 3, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    Several have gone beyond 1 million miles. It would depend on the condition of the engine though. Some people are harder on them than others and don’t maintain them properly. The overall condition of the truck should give you good insight into how it was treated and maintained. These trucks have a huge following and more information than you could use can be found at CumminsForums.com. Best of luck with your diesel adventures.

  4. Wesley P September 3, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    If you can get if for a good price, and the body is in good shape, I’d go ahead and get it. Yes, it is possible for these motors to run over a million miles, but just like a big truck, it needs a basic inframe rebuild at about 500K miles. If you do that, you’ll basically have a new motor and wont have to worry about it. With any motor with that many miles, failures are prone to happen, so the best way to prevent them is to fix the problem before it has a chance to start. I’m not sure you can inframe a cummins in a pickup, but all I mean is have new rod, main, and cam bearings installed, new rings, and I would suggest a new camshaft as well. Getting the motor pulled will also tell you any other wear items inside the engine that you should be aware of.

    Before buying the truck, make sure the turbo has a minimal amout of play, and check to see how much blowby the engine has. Also, with that amout of miles, get the differentials and all the gearboxes checked. On a dodge, it isnt the engine that falls apart first, so be aware of how the truck was used. If it was a highway haul truck, you should be fine, but if it was used on a farm or ranch, check it out very closely, as those trucks are usually abused on a daily basis. Good luck with your purchase and hope things turn out well.

  5. Cj September 3, 2010 at 10:21 am #

    It really depends on the shape its in now and if the owner before took care of it. If you take care of them those engines will last you a life time, and yes they do recommend an engine inframe at 500k, but if they are taken care of they usually don’t kneed it. The longest i have seen a Cummins go without an inframe was 1,200,000 miles and there was nothing wrong with it, the guy just decided to get it done.