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Old 09-24-2014, 08:11 PM   #1
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I bought my 2012 GT (built March of 2011) with 41K miles on it. It has 3.73 race gears and brembos. The engine is completely stock aside from a JLT oil separator I bought as soon as I purchased the car. It has been lowered with the Eibach pro-kit (1" in front 1.5" in back). Two owners came before me which is how I am able to afford such a car. With that said, I really want this car to last me a long time. Like 175K+ miles long time. I don't know how it was treated before me. But is the longevity I want out of this car too much to ask? The car is in great shape now and I plan on changing out spark plugs and other things well before recommendation. What I want to ask you all is what you would look into when it comes to maintaining all aspects of this car??Thank you for any input.
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I bought my 2012 GT (built March of 2011) with 41K miles on it. It has 3.73 race gears and brembos. The engine is completely stock aside from a JLT oil separator I bought as soon as I purchased the car. It has been lowered with the Eibach pro-kit (1" in front 1.5" in back). Two owners came before me which is how I am able to afford such a car. With that said, I really want this car to last me a long time. Like 175K+ miles long time. I don't know how it was treated before me. But is the longevity I want out of this car too much to ask? The car is in great shape now and I plan on changing out spark plugs and other things well before recommendation. What I want to ask you all is what you would look into when it comes to maintaining all aspects of this car??Thank you for any input.
Just my .02, bring your car to the dealership and have them do a 50,000 mile full service. May cost a bit but atleast it's getting done by someone who works on ford vehicles all day. Their work will be covered incase something goes wrong.

Was wondering on how do you find out when the car or motor was built?

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Just my .02, bring your car to the dealership and have them do a 50,000 mile full service. May cost a bit but atleast it's getting done by someone who works on ford vehicles all day. Their work will be covered incase something goes wrong.

Was wondering on how do you find out when the car or motor was built?

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Just my .02, bring your car to the dealership and have them do a 50,000 mile full service. May cost a bit but atleast it's getting done by someone who works on ford vehicles all day. Their work will be covered incase something goes wrong.

Was wondering on how do you find out when the car or motor was built?

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I will certainly ask about this, thanks. I was given a printout of my warranties last time I went to the dealer and at the top it had specific vehicle information.
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I bought my 2012 GT (built March of 2011) with 41K miles on it. It has 3.73 race gears and brembos. The engine is completely stock aside from a JLT oil separator I bought as soon as I purchased the car. It has been lowered with the Eibach pro-kit (1" in front 1.5" in back). Two owners came before me which is how I am able to afford such a car. With that said, I really want this car to last me a long time. Like 175K+ miles long time. I don't know how it was treated before me. But is the longevity I want out of this car too much to ask? The car is in great shape now and I plan on changing out spark plugs and other things well before recommendation. What I want to ask you all is what you would look into when it comes to maintaining all aspects of this car??Thank you for any input.

Keep in mind that even a Toyota will breakdown if you floor it from every light everyday. The 5.0 engine is plenty stout to last for a long long time.

Keep up with maintenance and do it sooner than recommended. This includes transmission fluids, coolant, oil, brake fluids, periodic uses of gas treatment to clean out injectors, change out the air filter, right down to religiously buying gas from reputable stations. Keep your eye out on the belts and change it out as soon as it frays. Do alignments if she pulls to one side or rattles and shakes, change out to all season tires even I think cause all season tires tend to be lower in NVH. NVH can cause wear and fatigue to the body and suspension.

This is unsubstantiated but I believe that a clean car is a long lasting car. Bathe her once a week or two and like a happy women she'll purr for you till she's old and wrinkly or at least till you wanna trade her in for a newer model lol.


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