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Old 07-07-2013, 07:51 PM   #1
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Some cheap things I can do to make my 3.8 run better and last longer?

I got my 2002 V6 Mustang 3.8L from my aunt. She was the original owner, and took such good care of it. She took it to the ford dealership at least once a year to get a full check up and everything. She was never late, and was usually early on all of the maintenance and all of that. All of the mechanics that have worked on it were amazed at how well taken care of it was. I mean this thing was never even parked in the drive way, always in the garage.

I want to keep this car in great condition, and want it last a long time. It now has 100,600 miles on it, and I've had to replace some things on it once it hit 100,000 miles. The serpentine belt, tensionor (spell check), some idler pulleys, break light switch connector, coil pack, and some other small things (spark plugs, spark wires, etc). Lol, as soon as it hit 100,000 miles, all of that went bad within a couple of days.

So what are some things that I can do (cheap things, $30 or less) that will keep the car running smoothly and prolong its life?
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You have a install guide for the fuel filter on hand? If not I can find one
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You have a install guide for the fuel filter on hand? If not I can find one
There are guides but it really is simple. Disconnect the fuel pump shut off switch in the trunk, run the car for a couple seconds to relieve pressure from the lines. Jack rear car up (use stands for safety :p). The filter should be in front of the fuel tank. Pop the clips off and unscrew the hose clamp. Use a fuel filter disconnect to remove the fuel lines. Put the new filter in (make sure its facing the same direction) and re tighten the hose clamp and push the clips in. Reconnect the fuel pump switch. Drop the car and you are good to go.
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Ok thx man
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