How do you like this Ford Super Duty with a range of 2 092 147 km. He has a native gearbox and engineJanuary 24, 2020
In Texas (USA), a man lives, whose name is John Freeland. He owns a full-size 2000 Ford Super Duty truck. On his odometer is a figure of 2 092 147 km.
We have heard many stories about vehicles with mileage of more than 1,609,344 kilometers, but most of these machines use virtually no original components. Take, for example, the first-generation Volkswagen Touareg with a diesel engine, which still looks good for its age, but the second engine is already working under its hood. But there are also “run heroes,” such as the 2000 Ford Super Duty, which is captured in this video, who are still using their original engine and transmission.
Meet John Freeland of Texas, an 80-year-old man who owns a white truck that currently has 2,092,147 kilometers on the odometer.
The machine still works as a workhorse. Of course, such a large mileage requires the replacement of many hoses, starters, alternators, batteries and other parts, but the main feature of this car is that under its hood is still the same 7.3-liter V8 diesel engine, which was installed there with factory. A manual gearbox works as a transmission.
Yes, you read it right – this Super Duty is equipped with a manual gearbox, the design of which has changed the clutch and pressure plate. The rear axle and suspension are also original and look exclusively for a 20-year-old truck with such enormous mileage.
Mr. Freeland was a professional driver and kept paper notes about where he was driving, how much fuel he used and where he was. He has some pretty interesting stories to share with you, and a few lessons to help you maintain your car.
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