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post #1 of 14 Old 03-14-2006, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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too many miles??

my car has about 118,000 miles on it . how much longer do i have until it starts having serious problems?? it runs fine but every once in a while it has have trouble starting. what are a few things i could do to get my car to last longer??

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It really depends on how well it's been cared for. Also, age is another factor. I've seen an 86 continental with only 45k miles have problems strictly from its age. What year is your car?

You can get your car to last longer if you follow the maintainence schedule religiously


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it is a 00' 5 speed and the person who had it before me didnt take much care of it
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Basic maintinance would help improve the longevity of the motor and the car.

Regular oil changes
Check the spark plugs, wires
Regular fluid checks antifreeze, tranny, power steering etc...
Serpentine belt
Tranny service
Flush and fill radiator

Checking your Ford book in the glove box or calling a Ford dealer will tell exactly when and what needs to be service by milage. However doing the work yourself will be considerably cheaper than having the dealer do it.
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about how many miles until i start having problems?
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about how many miles until i start having problems?
There is no way to tell. There are 100s of variables that determine everything that could go wrong with a car, from what type of weather the car has been driven in to the manufacturers tolerances on the stock parts.
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wow i remember posting this a wayyyy long time ago! lol.. and o by the way the car has a lil over 156,000 miles on it now! and not a single problem!

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Good to hear. Keep up with your maintenance, Change your oil regularly, and you might be surprised how long it lasts.
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my 1984 v6 has well over 160,000 (I know is been turned over at least once) and she is still kicking flat tappets and all

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191,000 on my 4.6 F-150 and uses no oil between 3K changes....
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I have a 2000 V6 w 120000 miles only changed oil and tires.....
Less maintenace than my Mercedes about the same age & mileage.
Will change the rear main seal which i just noticed started to leak !
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I have a 98 v6 mustang with very few problems over the years. The few problems I've had were mostly my own fault. Now I think the walbro 255lph pump I installed 8 years ago is going out on me.

First post, looks like a good site, loads of information on all different types of mustangs, but what happened to the v6 side?
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I have a 98 v6 mustang with very few problems over the years. The few problems I've had were mostly my own fault. Now I think the walbro 255lph pump I installed 8 years ago is going out on me.

First post, looks like a good site, loads of information on all different types of mustangs, but what happened to the v6 side?
There are 2 forums dedicated just to us v6 guys out there, so I doubt there are many who come here for serious information.

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