I have met several million mile owners and had hoped to be one in a couple years. Unfortunately my engine recently developed quite a taste for oil and burns a quart, sometimes more, every 700 to 800 miles. It doesn't leak anywhere, it is not a bad turbo or valve seals, and blowby is minimal (about a tablespoon per quart used). With 788k on the clock I am prepping another engine to install.
I'm not complaining. I fully expected the engine life to be shorter with HP upgrades, I had predicted 750k. The engine and the truck surrounding it have paid for themselves many times over and will make more $$ after I do a transplant.
live in Elkhart IN where most of the RV's are made. There are hundreds and hundreds of diesel pickup trucks that pull RV's from the factorys to deliver them to dealers all over the country and Canada. (A RV is to high to load on a trailer, so it must be pulled) They are pulling going out and empty coming back nearly all highway miles. A million miles for these guys is not uncommon at all. It all depends on how the miles are put on. Stop and go pulling is the worse.
A little interesting info....when ever i take a trip out of Elkhart I call the factories until I find a trailer being delivered to a dealer close to where my trip is taking me. Pays for all my fuel (both ways) and usually enough to cover any motel rooms for the trip. Not a bad deal!
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