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Old 02-03-2019, 08:59 AM   #1
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Getting close to 30k miles...

So, my Stang is a 2014 (manufactered May 2013) and she's finally nearing 30k miles lol obviously I don't drive her much, especially since I have a work truck. So, i'm at like 28k right now. Being that the car is going to be 6 years old too, what should I really look at in terms of maintenace for 30k? I change the oil once a year, which is only at like 2500 miles. I've had the rear seal go bad and Ford changed it out, so since they drained it they put new in. What else am I really looking at for around 30k and this age of the car? Keep in mind I'm not that great at working on cars...sure I can change my own oil and I've done exhaust on it, but I'm still nervous about breaking stuff lol.
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Do you still have your owner’s manual? All of them have a maintenance schedule in the back that shows what things Ford suggests doing at various mileage intervals.
Read the list, and you can choose what you think needs to be done, or you can surrender to your Ford dealer and just tell them to do the 30,000 mile service when your car gets there.
Sometimes just “doing” the 30K service package at the dealer is going to be cheaper than picking and choosing off the list, and paying the resulting full labor charges.
Here is a pretty good article that offers opinions/answers to your question:
https://www.americanmuscle.com/2011-...nce-guide.html
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Lol my 2000 GT is at 37k.
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Read. Your. Manual.
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Read. Your. Manual.
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That’s usually expressed as an acronym with an “F” in it.....thank you for your restraint....lol....
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You've surely changed the engine air filter, but what about the cabin air filter. It's very easy to change and you can get an activated carbon filter that will filter out pollen from Rock Auto. (www.rockauto.com)
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That’s usually expressed as an acronym with an “F” in it.....thank you for your restraint....lol....
RTFM.....very familiar...
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I wish our 14 only had 30k on it. We have over 86k now. You drive em, you wear em out. Sure has been a great car.
Like has been said above. I'm a strong believer in preventive maintenance. I change our cabin air filter every year at the beginning of spring. I change oil every 5k. Have you had the differential vent updated? Have you had the radiator tank coolant check valve hose updated per the tech bulletins? Other than that you need to drive it so it doesn't dry up and crack. Oh yah- flush the brake fluid and the same with the coolant, it's getting old.

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I wish our 14 only had 30k on it. We have over 86k now. You drive em, you wear em out. Sure has been a great car.
Like has been said above. I'm a strong believer in preventive maintenance. I change our cabin air filter every year at the beginning of spring. I change oil every 5k. Have you had the differential vent updated? Have you had the radiator tank coolant check valve hose updated per the tech bulletins? Other than that you need to drive it so it doesn't dry up and crack. Oh yah- flush the brake fluid and the same with the coolant, it's getting old.
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Hey I'm all about ppl keeping their cars low mileage. Will let me grab a garage queen 11/12 A6 for cheaps when I get back from overseas... if I come back lol. I kinda like Europe...
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Yeah, I'm hoping for a lightly loved 18/19 Bullitt in the next year or two.
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Yeah, I'm hoping for a lightly loved 18/19 Bullitt in the next year or two.
It will be very interesting to see what the used car prices are on those in a couple of years. I am betting that the green ones hold up much better than the black ones.......I wonder what the take rate is on the black ones compared to the green ones, and if the person who buys a black one even knows who Steve McQueen is.....lol.....
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first thing, for the smartasses crying "read your manual," i posted this here for advice from fellow owners due to the AGE of the car, NOT the mileage. it's going to be 6 years old with not even 30k, so i wanted all of your opinions on anything else BESIDES the typical 30k stuff that can go bad with AGE.


thanks to all the non-smartasses who actually replied with something helpful guard, thanks for the link, good stuff. and kip, yep i've changed the cabin air filter maybe a year or two ago now
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Age limitations are specified in the manual as well if you would read it.
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first thing, for the smartasses crying "read your manual," i posted this here for advice from fellow owners due to the AGE of the car, NOT the mileage. it's going to be 6 years old with not even 30k, so i wanted all of your opinions on anything else BESIDES the typical 30k stuff that can go bad with AGE.


thanks to all the non-smartasses who actually replied with something helpful guard, thanks for the link, good stuff. and kip, yep i've changed the cabin air filter maybe a year or two ago now
Sounds like somebody needs their wooby and a nap.
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The owners manual has all the pertinent information in it including age. JUST READ IT.
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If it's an auto I would strongly suggest dropping the tranny pan, clean it out good, and replace 6 qts of quality fluid. I did that on mine at 25k and there was break-in fibers on the magnet. The number one thing people neglect is the tranny. I'm at 55k and will be doing that again this summer while adding a new filter.
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If it's an auto I would strongly suggest dropping the tranny pan, clean it out good, and replace 6 qts of quality fluid. I did that on mine at 25k and there was break-in fibers on the magnet. The number one thing people neglect is the tranny. I'm at 55k and will be doing that again this summer while adding a new filter.
+1 on this. I needed to have mine partially rebuilt at 51k, though that was likely due to a workmanship issue or dealer service dept abuse (I dumped that dealer). My 2013 is at 87k now, and I'm thinking of doing just what Hawkstang suggests when the tranny shop sends one of their coupons.
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You can do PH check on your coolant, change rear end gear oil and trans fluid.

My 2014 is at 46xxx miles and I recently did the manual trans oil and rear end oil. My coolant is doing good (used PH test strips and I am doing good enough) but summer of 2020 I will do a flush and change the upper and lower hose with the thermostat. At around 36k, my water pump went out and FORD fixed it and added fresh coolant to the system, so ya.

I took mine to the dealership and had them do a 30k inspection.

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You can do PH check on your coolant, change rear end gear oil and trans fluid.

My 2014 is at 46xxx miles and I recently did the manual trans oil and rear end oil. My coolant is doing good (used PH test strips and I am doing good enough) but summer of 2020 I will do a flush and change the upper and lower hose with the thermostat. At around 36k, my water pump went out and FORD fixed it and added fresh coolant to the system, so ya.

I took mine to the dealership and had them do a 30k inspection.

Also check out this link from American Muscle.
https://www.americanmuscle.com/2011-...nce-guide.html
PH test on oil and coolant? For real?

Also American Muscle is a bunch of asshats... They might have a decent maintenance guide they got from somewhere but the maintenance guide is already in the owner's manual...
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PH test on oil and coolant? For real?

Also American Muscle is a bunch of asshats... They might have a decent maintenance guide they got from somewhere but the maintenance guide is already in the owner's manual...
They copied it from the Owner's Manual Scotty
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@scottydsntknow ... just a little? you live in one of the best places in Spain and Europe, good weather, lots of partying, pretty women, cheaper ..... but .... an A6? Really ?, is the Renault of the Germans, although they have managed to position it well in the market.
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@scottydsntknow ... just a little? you live in one of the best places in Spain and Europe, good weather, lots of partying, pretty women, cheaper ..... but .... an A6? Really ?, is the Renault of the Germans, although they have managed to position it well in the market.
Not an Audi A6, a 1st generation 6 speed automatic Coyote. Although I wouldn't say no to a nice Audi over here...

And there is a lot of partying here, legit the hottest women I have EVER seen IRL, it is cheap to live here and after living here I never want to live somewhere where there is winter again.
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Not an Audi A6, a 1st generation 6 speed automatic Coyote. Although I wouldn't say no to a nice Audi over here...

And there is a lot of partying here, legit the hottest women I have EVER seen IRL, it is cheap to live here and after living here I never want to live somewhere where there is winter again.
OK , iF Its a coyote, i don`t say anything. I undesrtand that you would refer to an Audi A6
I would also like it... and a predator too
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scottydsntknow, sorry I guess it came out a little confusing. I only PH test the coolant. I don't know if you can PH test oils hahahahaha. I guess you can take oils/lubricants and send them to a lab to be tested but I haven't done that and don't plan on doing so anytime soon.
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scottydsntknow, sorry I guess it came out a little confusing. I only PH test the coolant. I don't know if you can PH test oils hahahahaha. I guess you can take oils/lubricants and send them to a lab to be tested but I haven't done that and don't plan on doing so anytime soon.
Actually PH Testing of the oil normally will come up Acidic especial if you do a lot of short drives where the oil doesn't get hot enough to burn out all the gas and moisture. Living in high moisture area like where you are in one of the largest Rainforests in the US or where I am with the 70 degree dew points for most of the summer short drives are a killer on vehicles.
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PH testing any fluid is a waste of your money. Change at a regular interval and you will be fine.
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PH testing any fluid is a waste of your money. Change at a regular interval and you will be fine.

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