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Old 01-28-2015, 10:30 AM   #1
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Engine/Transmission Longevity...

First off, I hope this isn't a repeated topic. If so, I apologize.

As my 2012 sixxer approaches 90k miles, I am considering trading up.

My question is: Are there a lot of reported incidents or known issues with our 3.7 engines and/or transmissions as the mileage begins to climb?


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From what I see the engines are great but I think they will be dropped by Ford in favor of the 3.5

I worry about the manual transmission longevity but don't loose sleep over it.
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Not really. The 3.7 is a pretty stout engine. One of the most reliable around. The transmissions are very good too. The auto 6R80 I haven't heard of any big issues and the MT82 manual, although it does have some clunky quirks, hasn't taken a dump on anyone that I know of.

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Barring any catastrophic failures, which I haven't heard outside of pushing the theoretical limits on boost, the 3.7 and mt82/6r80 is a stout combination. Provided you take a proactive approach to maintenance, and don't beat on the motor/transmission I would bet on it going 200k before any major drivetrain maintenance (motor or tranny pulled for rebuild) is needed. Now trading up is relative until you reveal what you're considering trading up to.
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Good info. If I do trade up, it'll be for a c6 vette or '15 5.0. I enjoy saving money on gas and insurance right now


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The 3.7L was used in Lincolns (something like 285 horsepower) for several years before being used in the Mustang. Just saying.......
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http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Cyclone_engine

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