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Old 02-14-2018, 07:37 PM   #11
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I'm picking up a 2002 Ford E-250 on Saturday morning. It clocks in at 181k and I thought it was a little high. Of course, when I called my mom to tell her the news that I finally found the van of my dreams, she told me I was in for a mess of maintenance and breakdowns. Keep in mind, she has no idea what she's talking about but still... not what you want to here.

Finding this thread put me right at ease and this...



Oh, man. I got a good chuckle out of that! Thank you!
Tell us more and we'll tell you more. 181k is not bad for any E-series van though. Fleets run them hundreds of thousands of miles. If it is a 5.4 v8, 6.8l v10 or 7.3 diesel you should be fine.
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Looking forward to hearing that explained in campfire some day...
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I have 290k on my 2001 e350. I'm loving it.
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Keep in mind folks, while there's some good info, this isn't another "how many miles do you have on the clock" thread. Yes, these Econolines can outlast a lot of other vehicles on the road, but it depends on engine and how it's maintained, and in some cases, how deep your pockets are.

To the OP, it would help us out if you provided a bit more info on the van you are looking at if you know, if not, these are some things to find out or ask the previous owner. For starters, what engine, 4X4?(adds to things needing attention), maintenance records-fluids, ball joints, plugs and any major service, where it's located-issues related to rust, how its been used-flatlander, mountain driving, off-road, towing, etc.-potential transmission issues. Oh, and pics never hurt! Good luck, hope we can help you out.
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