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Wis. man says truck headed for milestone

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Frank Oresnik is on the verge of making history driving his old standby — the pickup truck he says is about to pass the 1 million mile mark.

Oresnik took the 1991 Chevrolet Silverado to the Oil Ex-Change Quick Lube in Medford on Thursday for what he expects will be its last oil change and tuneup before hitting the magic number.

He said the truck is 1,200 miles from a million, and once he hits the mark he will retire the vehicle.

"I feel almost like the longtime NFL player as he goes into his last training camp knowing this is the end," Oresnik said.

He credits proper maintenance and a good measure of luck for allowing the truck to rack up so many miles. He said he's had more than 300 oil changes and tuneups at the Medford business, going in every 3,000 miles.

The truck has had four radiators, three gas tanks, five transmissions and six water pumps, but the engine has never been overhauled, Oresnik said.

He bought the Silverado in June 1996 after the original owner put 41,000 miles on it. Oresnik uses the vehicle to deliver seafood in three states, putting on about 85,000 miles a year.

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Hopefully he doesn't fall asleep in it and accidentally roll it out the night before he's scheduled to get a brand new car from GM when it rolls out of his garage and makes its millionth mile in front of the press.

C'mon, who else has seen this episode of Married With Children?! :lol:

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Hopefully he doesn't fall asleep in it and accidentally roll it out the night before he's scheduled to get a brand new car from GM when it rolls out of his garage and makes its millionth mile in front of the press.

C'mon, who else has seen this episode of Married With Children?! :lol:

great episode! :lol:

another one invlolving Al's dodge is the one when he needs a water pump so Jefferson goes to Cuba for one! :smilewide:

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Awesome....

BUT ... why retire it now? I'd think that truck is just gettin' warmed up ;).

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Awesome....

BUT ... why retire it now? I'd think that truck is just gettin' warmed up ;).

Cort:34swm."Mr Monte Carlo.Mr Road Trip".pig valve&pacemaker

WRMNshowcase.legos.HO.models.MCs.RTs.CHD = http://www.chevyasylum.com/cort

"I don't know where we'll go, but it beats where we're at" ... Lonestar ... 'What About Now'

Yeah! :yes:

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Sweet!

Wait-GM is giving him a new truck?

nope XP said it because in the Married with Children episode, Al Bundy's Dodge was about to hit 1,000,000 miles, and Dodge was going to give him a brand new Viper... as long as they could record the car rolling over. He had the car with a mile under a mile, and the brakes let loose, and the Dodge rolled out of the garage going over the million mile mark, screwing Bundy! :)

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