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Old 02-11-2014, 08:23 PM   #1
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Age and mileage topic

I am fixing to purchase an 09 GT with 122k. I'm curious to know what other people have experience in the durability when talking how old and how many miles before having to do major mechanical work. So if anyone is interested in replying i would be interested to hear how long some of you have had these cars last.
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My 2005 Mustang has 168xxx miles on it, the only thing I've had to do is replace the timing chain guides and tensioners. But it's easier to do on the GTs than on the V6. (For some reason, Ford ran the driver side timing chain up the front of the engine, and the passenger side timing chain up the back of the engine on the V6s).
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Sounds like a real pain to change on the v6
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Sounds like a real pain to change on the v6
The correct procedure is pull the engine from the car because you have to seperate the engine & trans. My chains were good, but the plastic guides had disintegrated. If I'd have had to replace the chains, I'd have pulled the engine, because you have to buy a special tool kit to keep the timing correct. The GT's have regular chains going up the front.

That is why it's so important to keep up regular maintenance with these cars. I know a couple guys who've never had to touch their V6's timing chains because they kept up on the maintenance. The previous owner of my car didn't, he beat on it.
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Dang. Sorry to hear that
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Dang. Sorry to hear that
I was expecting it to have little things... it's a 9 year old Mustang that I bought for $7,000
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