Re: What is the average life of a stock 4.6?
Police forces and cabbies have run some of these engines 300k or more. But you need to take care of them. Regular maintenance is the key.
I bought my Crown Vic with over 150,000 miles on it and at 177,000 miles, it still pulls hard. But regular maintenance is the key.
Once sold a Chevy Impala wagon with the smog 400 ci with over 225,000 miles, and it still ran the way it was bought new. The guy who bought it had a valve job done at 235,000 and they found little carbon buildup on the pistons. The engine finally died at about 300,000 miles.
But all my cars receive regular oil changes at 3000 to 3500 miles, lube jobs, monthly washes, all repairs done as soon as possible, regular cleaning.
Treat your ride like its still new daily and it will be at 200,000 miles.
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