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*mint condition 2005 Western Star, barely driven(300m), $30k obo
Haha I might have to give that a go, truth be told she's up to 33 km's now :(
Someone drove their Tacoma 1,000,000 mi and Toyota bought it back from them and gave them a brand new one. Apperently they wanted to disassemble the million mile truck and see what made it last so long.
Ford I heard did the same thing. Except they disassembled it to find out how to make sure it never happens again.
Ah, intentional obsolescence. The current backbone of capitalist society.
"I know! Let's have the water pump driven off the timing chain, and place it so that when it fails, it dumps coolant into the oil!"
Please don’t tell me that’s a thing.
Ford Duratech V6. (Ford Edge, Taurus, 500) The timing chain drives the water pump, and to replace the water pump, you have to of course tear it all the way down to the timing chain. When said water pump starts to fail, it leaks into the oil pan.
That makes me sad. Sounds like you’d be left with a sump full of engine clogging paste.
Some engineer cricked his neck poring over this "issue" to find a "solution".
I bet they also told their family members and loved ones, "Beware! Beware the Taurus!! You know, the Taurus that I unleashed upon the world, on purpose, on other people's families, so some elevated slime can enrich itself! Because I love you!"
Yes. It can destroy what is otherwise an engine that will run 400,000 miles.
Yep, sounds like a Ford Engineer
“Why don’t we have a phone that slows down after they update it”
TIL I better keep driving the crap out of my RAV4
Turned in my 97 rav with 297k on it. Original clutch but noisy transmission input shaft bearing. Only non routine things I did to it was a blower motor, fuel filler neck (since it ran through the wheel well) and clean out the egr a few times a year (seemed to run better when it was plugged). Really miss the thing.
They released their results from that. The engine would have passed factory QA.
TBF his driving was probably under the most ideal conditions.
Not true, and it was a tundra if that’s the one you guys are talking about. The guy basically lived in it for work hauling trailers and equipment in the back. However, it had something like 119 service records and meticulously maintained it.
As a Toyota tech I'd be really interested in looking over the service history to see what kind of maintenence had been done apart from oil changes.
I have a Pontiac Vibe (so basically a Toyota Matrix) that is 3600 miles from 350k after 6 years of ownership (it came to me with 90k on it). When it hit 300k two years ago I took it to my mechanic who was amazed that it barely needed anything but an oil change. He took a closer look and saw everything was original - and what's more - in perfectly working order. He was kinda geeking out a bit.
Unfortunately as of May the catalytic converter needs to be replaced he estimates within the next 100-150k and I have a hole in the gasket. My car is valued at $2000 so I'm wondering if it's even worth it, but it's a great little car so I'm hesitant to give up on it.
Former Toyota mechanic here:
The 1GR-FE V6 engine which was inside of the Tacoma, 4Runner and Tundra as well as the 2UZ-FE V8 inside the Tundra are abso-fucking-lutely bulletproof if maintenance is kept up with (oil changes, belt changes, hoses, etc). The only ‘major’ repairs needed were typically a rear main seal leak at 100-150k miles. I didn’t get to see many high-mileage trucks with the newer, more strict, emissions equipment on them but from experience with other cars those engines are probably less reliable.
tl;dr: If you want a car you can drive until you wreck it, buy an older Toyota.
The million mile tundra was an 07. I personally own an 07 tacoma. The most expensive repair so far has been $150, but Toyota refunded me.
At 100-150k miles just check for a small drip on the back of the engine where the transmission mates up to it. That’s literally the most expensive repair you’re probably going to ever experience and if you do it yourself in the driveway (it’s easy if you bring a buddy over and use two floor jacks to move the engine and trans around) it doesn’t take more than an afternoon to a day, depending on how many beers are involved.
I'm at 190k, and I have absolutely no idea how to do that lol. I can change oil but that's about it. I've had it at my trusted mechanic a couple times (who was a former toyota mechanic), so I hope he's checked that.
TBF his driving was probably under the most ideal conditions.
Do you have a link to their results? What were the conditions?
it was a Tundra
I like how you sped up to about 110kms an hour to take this pic
People would be able to tell that it's not physically brand new, probably good to "put some miles on it" and then try to sell it, more believable.
After seeing my girlfriend drive, I'd ask for a discount.
Did you get the new car smell back?
Value of the truck went up a shit tonne
I think I prefer new car smell over the smell of a ton of shit
"...smell of a ton of shit."
You mean febreeze?
Do people hate febreze?
It's usually used in place of a thorough cleaning, which means if you smell febreeze, it's usually not actually clean.
:( I only use it because I have dogs in my house occasionally and well dogs can add a weird ass smell
Febreze is the Axe body spray of homes.
Febreeze actually does neutralize odor, and was originally odorless. People didn’t buy it because of that so they added nasty scents.
Yeah, when people didn't smell anything, they thought it wasn't doing anything.
This is similar to the reason foaming additives are put in lots of soaps. If people don't see bubbles, they assume the product isn't cleaning, so foaming agents are put in most soaps.
Reminds me of the "Zalinski guarantee" that was printed right on the side of the box that made people feel good. Callahan auto parts didn't have a guarantee on its boxes, but that's a story for another time.
Same as toothpaste. It's got alumina in it so you get that slightly numb feeling and it feels like a fresher and better clean.
Cheaper toothpaste doesn't have alumina so it feels like it doesn't clean as good
You can still get some that's just a "neutralizer", and it's effective and useful. Better yet you can get it in 2l (and probably larger) jugs and fill your own spray bottle to save a few bucks.
“A simple trick car salesmen hate!”
Kinda, it is deception that adds the value back; if he puts on say 25K then that truck will seem to be brand new/ gently used until you get under the hood and inspect everybit.
Trucks in the 60s were rolled over often at 99,999.9
Lol even my 80s truck still rolls over at 99,999km
A metric shit tonne
That’s the odormeter
How long did it take to get to one million?
This is it's first time rolling over and the truck is a 2005, so it took a while!
Not nearly as long as I'd have imagined. That's like 77,000 miles a yearandnevermindit'skilometers.
I was thinking the same "damn that's like 80k a year and when I drove deliveries I only did like 30-40k a year and oh it says kilometers...so...like...I know 70 miles is like 120.....so...." then I gave up
Over 621000 miles
Through 621,000 miles of shit smelling foulness I can't even imagine, or maybe I just don't want too. 621,000 miles... that's the length of ten million seven hundred thousand football fields.
Its a shawshank reference boys
It’s still about 50k miles per year. Which is pretty insane.
Did Dodge offer you a Viper like they did Al Bundy?
A guy hit a million miles in his Tacoma and Toyota traded him a brand new one so they could tear it down and research it.
Volvo offered to buy a guys car when his Volvo hit 2 million. He said no and drove it past 3 million miles.
But his Volvo is really nice: https://nypost.com/2014/12/29/the-record-breaking-roadster-with-3-million-miles/
Not sure I could trade it
Ahh that last line got me.
“I don’t see my ex-wife or my kids. I can’t say if that is because of the driving,” he said.
You say that like you expect to hit 2 mil.
I take it you swapped the engine once or twice, right?
At 1,000,000 miles, depending on the fleet service, the engine might get an overhaul. It's not too abnormal for 18 wheelers to hit 1 million miles.
Mileage: 1,501,090 mi on that one
Just to clear things up my passenger took the video these pics are taken from. We have known this was coming for a looong time. Also here's the gif :D
Edit: Wow this blew up, A bit more info because I'm seeing these questions asked a lot.
The truck is a 2005 Western star.
The engine has not been rebuilt.
Yes I was doing 110 km/h which is the speed limit on the highway I was traveling on.
I did not take the video, my passenger did.
I can't post pictures of the truck, it's a pretty unique setup and would be easily recognizable.
Yeah I realize its only 621371 miles, my odometer is in km's.
The speedometer looks like that because I live in Canada.
I'll try and answer anymore questions as they come up!
Why did I watch that? Lmao I knew exactly what was going to happen but still loved it
I’m watching this thinking “holy shit that bad boy can still get to over 100MPH at that age... oh wait that’s Km” dammit
Holy shit, gif's even more interesting. How did you get the picture for the post? Are those two screenshots from the gif or did you use two devices?
The "Photo's" Program on Windows 10 lets you save frames from a video
I was wondering how many people were rolled over while you were taking those pics! High-five for karma whoring responsibility!
The market value should shoot back up for anyone who pulls this off
Maybe. At least here in the states, you have to register the mileage every so often, and if anyone ever reports a lower mileage, the vehicle permanently gets an "odometer tampering" title that the seller must disclose to the buyer. Also, any mechanic could look at that car and know it has been well used.
At least here in the states, you have to register the mileage every so often,
That must be a state by state thing. In my state, I just had to sign a thing that my odometer was correct.
I just signed that mine is not correct. It’s stuck at 181,534 miles...it has been for almost 10 years. Does it have 183k? 400,000? Nobody knows!
Yea, Michigan doesn’t ask or care. I don’t recall ever having to tell the government my mileage.
Govt doesn’t ask, but every time you take it in for an oil change or service or mechanic, they log the odometer (assuming in some national database). I only know this because I recently sold my truck and the ars I sold it to rolled back the odometer and resold it using my name. This was followed by two days of interrogation and me trying to prove that it wasn’t me who tampered with the mileage.
Actually turning the odometer backwards would be a big problem, but that isn't how you do it. Most people just find away to disconnect the odometer for a period of time and then reconnect it, so at least the miles are always going up. It is pretty hard to get caught that way. It's not like the inspector is going to question why you only drove 5000 miles this year, but 30,000 the previous year.
Tbh it only speaks to its reliability
How is this overdone? It's not like it's a trip meter that says boobs.
The overdone bot only looks for key words in titles. Any post with "odometer" in the title gets tagged as overdone.
The bot seriously needs to fuck off
I get why they did it. This subreddit gets a lot of the same type of posts. Seeing odometers with 123456 or 111111 gets boring fast. It is hard to get the bot to differentiate between those common posts and this rare occurrence of rolling over an odometer.
Then have a mod go over it or have a way to avoid having it added
They are unpaid volunteers. They use automaton when they can. Sometimes that automation isn't accurate. It is just an "overdone" tag, though. It isn't the end of the world. This post is getting plenty of upvotes despite having that tag.
And why even tag, sounds so snobby
Good effort. How’s it running after that mileage?
Powertrain is solid but the truck is 14 years old so we're always fixing little things here and there.
1) People mixing up KM/Miles
2) People not realizing 1,000,000 KM is realistically achievable on a semi truck!
People failing to capitalize on the opportunity to say ONE GIGAMETER!!!
1 BILLION meters
Also Americans using the word "truck" differently from the rest of the world.
Also Americans using the word "truck" differently from the rest of the world.
In 'merica if it hauls stuff its a truck. Unless its a van those are different.
In the UK it could be a lorry, articulated lorry, juggernaut, tanker, etc
Juggernaut... Definitely sounds like a big ass monster truck name.. at least in America.
Until I saw this I legit thought a pickup truck got a million miles on it, probably why it's so upvoted. This isn't really even mildly interesting.
I like how I've been subscribed to this sub for 4 years, never seen an odometer rolling over, yet it's "overdone"
This is insane to me. Is it common for trucks to have over a million kilometers in mileage?
Most in the U.S. have a 500,000 mile warranty. So yes. My parents drive close to or more than 175,000 miles a year.
Damn! Are tractor trailers built with incredible durability or do they just get serviced very meticulously to last that long? I think it's quite rare for consumer cars to even approach that kind of longevity.
They are more durable, larger vehicles with heavier reinforcing. The motor runs on diesel and they usually last much longer than gas with proper maintenance, also as a driver you are supposed to do a walk around the truck a few times a day to identify anything that might break
I think it has more to do with daily engine run time. The less you cycle between up and down time the less likely the engine will break down. It's not uncommon to see taxis in busy cities go to 500k miles without many engine problems for the same reason.
Your trade in value is incredible now.
This is super satisfying.. especially after seeing that video yesterday of the guy who had his iphone timer hit 9999:59:59 and it just rolled over to 10000.
Appreciate that this was taken at 110kph
This reminds me of that episode from 'Married, with children', when Al Bundy's car hit 999999 miles.
Heyy! Congratulations on the new truck!
Not sure why it hasn’t been mentioned yet, but reach out to your truck’s make, there’s a chance they will buy back your truck for marketing (and research) purposes. A few companies have done this.
The vehicle in the post is a semi truck. A million miles/kilometers is not at all unusual in that class of vehicle.
I'm convinced you took the 0 picture first and then drove in circles for 1000000 km
put 10,000 kilometers on it and sell it lol.
10000 iq plays
How do we know these photos weren’t just taken 14 years apart? Hmm
Atleast you stopped driving to take this pic.
This is not Matt Farrah’s million mile Lexus.
Car companies hate him! Never buy another car with this one weird trick.
Degrease the engine, replace what isn't New, add some of those new car scented air fresheners and sell it for above blue book!