HO with 6 speed manual, long bed, ext cab
August 27, 2017
I got my truck special order from the factory, with the HO Cummins, 6sp manual, fully loaded. I started with 12 miles on the odometer, and am now at 166,060. It still looks like a late model truck. Paint is perfect. I have had trouble with the air conditioner, but that was resolved during the warranty period. The pan gasket was leaking slightly around year 3, also fixed under warranty. There have been NO mechanical issues with it. I change the oil every 7500 miles, and have scheduled maintenance done. I have replaced the batteries twice, brakes (inc. rotors) once, clutch once (and will probably be doing that again in the next few years), motor for the drivers side window failed four years ago, still under warranty. Other than that there have been no issues. I am a freak when it comes to preventative maintenance, and any new noise is found and eliminated. There is rust on both doors, and a bit on the body under the doors. It is otherwise clean. Rather than buy another, next spring I will have proper cut and weld body work done to remove rust, and will replace the doors. With $10-$12K of work, the truck will be like new and ready for another 17 years of use. When I ordered it I thought it would be my last truck. Barring a wreck, I was probably right.