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Old 02-25-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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I have 115,000 miles on my stang. I'm wondering how much life does it have left. My mechanic says if I maintain my oil, transy, tune ups, and basic engine maintenance it'll last a lifetime...
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It's all in how it's taken care of. If good it will keep on going.
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It's all in how it's taken care of. If good it will keep on going.
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I have 115,000 miles on my stang. I'm wondering how much life does it have left. My mechanic says if I maintain my oil, transy, tune ups, and basic engine maintenance it'll last a lifetime...
My fiance's 98 had 230,000 before we traded it in still running strong
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Re: Milage

My bronco had over 220,000 on it when I sold it. Our 90 currently has over 150,000.

Mileage is just a number, it's more about how it's maintained.
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How many miles did the car have when you bought it? If you bought it with low miles 20k or less and you maintained it properly than you should be fine. Proper maintenance and some tlc will keep the car running strong for many miles.

Sometimes cars that were bought with higher miles may have had a hard life with their previous owners and that can end up affecting the car's overall life or operation.
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If it's a 4.6 2v with proper maintenance you can hit 400k. Good oil is key. Don't waste your money on synthetics if your just gonna change it at 5000 miles. And dint just start it then drive. Give the engine a couple minutes to circulate oil.
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If it's a 4.6 2v with proper maintenance you can hit 400k. Good oil is key. Don't waste your money on synthetics if your just gonna change it at 5000 miles. And dint just start it then drive. Give the engine a couple minutes to circulate oil.
Yup, gotta let her build up oil pressure. Best way to warm up a car too instead of just letting it sit and idle, drive it, but keep it under 3000 RPM until it warms up.
I don't let any of my cars just sit at an idle to warm up.
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How many miles did the car have when you bought it? If you bought it with low miles 20k or less and you maintained it properly than you should be fine. Proper maintenance and some tlc will keep the car running strong for many miles.

Sometimes cars that were bought with higher miles may have had a hard life with their previous owners and that can end up affecting the car's overall life or operation.
I've always been a little worried about my baby because I bought her when she had 83k miles and I don't know how she was taken care of
but I think she will be ok though
shes got me now
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I have 115,000 miles on my stang. I'm wondering how much life does it have left. My mechanic says if I maintain my oil, transy, tune ups, and basic engine maintenance it'll last a lifetime...

He is right.My Bosses work truck (Sport trac) which is in stop and go traffic all day everyday has 255k and gets a oil change every 7k.....runs perfect.
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sold my 01' Ranger (4.0ltr Edge) with 185k on it...ran awesome, just gotta keep up regular maintenance and it'll last forever.
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I have 115,000 miles on my stang. I'm wondering how much life does it have left. My mechanic says if I maintain my oil, transy, tune ups, and basic engine maintenance it'll last a lifetime...
if you really take care of it,yes it can last a lifetime
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Ford builds a pretty durable product. Maintenance is the most important part. Pay a little now or alot later
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Yup, gotta let her build up oil pressure. Best way to warm up a car too instead of just letting it sit and idle, drive it, but keep it under 3000 RPM until it warms up.
I don't let any of my cars just sit at an idle to warm up.
In the summertime I do exactly this. But winter is horrible here and my truck doesn't even go into gear until the tranny fluid get a little warm. I let the chevy get to temp before she moves. But -40 is hard on metal. And 250k she is a lttle tired. I bought every bottle of moly that napa had so my testing with that stuff starts next oil change
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In the summertime I do exactly this. But winter is horrible here and my truck doesn't even go into gear until the tranny fluid get a little warm. I let the chevy get to temp before she moves. But -40 is hard on metal. And 250k she is a lttle tired. I bought every bottle of moly that napa had so my testing with that stuff starts next oil change
Yeah, your engine goes through hell in temps like that, so not much you can do there besides run really good stuff in the engine!
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Yeah, your engine goes through hell in temps like that, so not much you can do there besides run really good stuff in the engine!
Or stay in the igloo... Hehehe. I hate winter. I have been online researching warmer climates. There is no work south. My wife is used to my paychecks and I couldn't leave my kids. Gonna have to tough er out. Damn.
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I couldn't do it. You're a better man than me!
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I read everything you all said and it comforts me. I do maintain my engine with mobile 1 oil every 3 months or 3000 miles...
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I read everything you all said and it comforts me. I do maintain my engine with mobile 1 oil every 3 months or 3000 miles...
If your going to maintain that same drain interval you don't need to put out the money for synthetics. Dino will do just fine and mobils add pack is good for 5000 easy. The days of 3000 mike oil changes are over. Even wal-mart oil can hit 5000 miles. Join up over at bob is the oil guy forum. There is some very enlightening info on that site
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I'll still stick to my 3k changes, I use mobil in mine. 3k for me is just staying on the safer side.

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I'll follow your 5000 miles advice. Thanks
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I like the idea and I have been changing mine about 5000 and it has worked out great even use lubricants such A's Lucas in oil and fuel.
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I like the idea and I have been changing mine about 5000 and it has worked out great even use lubricants such A's Lucas in oil and fuel.
Whoa. No Lucas. I used to use it until I read on the bitog forum that the Lucas additive is nothing but thick oil will no additives. Your just making the oil thicker. And Lucas creates air bubbles in the oil which doesn't lubricate anything. All you guy should join at bob is the oil guy. You will see alot of these additives do nothing but separate you from your money. Lucas is bad bro. But it's your car. Do what you want. In my old dodge with a 318 I saw with my own eyes air bubbles on my dipstick after adding Lucas. I didn't think anything of it. Within about 10k it became an oil burner. I saw the air bubbles intje oil when I changed it out but I was 17 and had no idea what I was looking at.
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I'll follow your 5000 miles advice. Thanks
And honestly that 5w20 recommendation is crap. 5w30 is your best bet.
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I use motorcraft Syn. Blend and a motorcraft filter and have it changed at Ford every 5K.
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I use motorcraft Syn. Blend and a motorcraft filter and have it changed at Ford every 5K.
That's ok oil. I am an amsoil dealer so I buy the the best for wholesale. The preferred customer deal is great. 10 bux to enroll and you can get amsoil for wholesale too.
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I got a question I run 5-20 in my car and I hate using that Bc it's so thin but I also know why u need the thinner oil for the mods. I change my friends oil to 99 cobra but he said the guy before him used 5-30 in the car so he stuck with that. My mach has 68 thousand on it so... I was wondering of doing 5 30 in the summer
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use 5w30, 5w20 is for emissions and wont protect as good. 5w30 will work better for protection.
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