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Old 04-26-2010, 19:12   #1 (permalink)
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2001 Taurus 24 v newbie here

Hello;
My first time on and joining this forum.
I have a 98 explorer, and just recently picked up a 01 Tarus for the ms.
First question, did I make a mistake by getting the 24v engine?

2nd question would be what preventative maintenence would you suggest?
It has about 100k rounds on it, I changed engine oil with Mobil 1 synthetic which I use in my Ex.
Any and all thoughts, suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-27-2010, 05:30   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 2001 Taurus 24 v newbie here

Not sure why you think the 24v might be a mistake... love mine... feels like a 'real' car on the highway (unlike the wife's altima that feels like a toy). I work with a few guys that have driven these things into the 200's... both did trany's around 140-150k. Both required a few alternators as well. Mine just developed a trany problem at 90k... seems to be the front pump... about a grande to have it fixed, 4-500 to do it myself.
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Hello;
My first time on and joining this forum.
I have a 98 explorer, and just recently picked up a 01 Tarus for the ms.
First question, did I make a mistake by getting the 24v engine?

2nd question would be what preventative maintenence would you suggest?
It has about 100k rounds on it, I changed engine oil with Mobil 1 synthetic which I use in my Ex.
Any and all thoughts, suggestions are greatly appreciated.
Best Regards
Ron



Hello and good day to you Ron:

You can't go wrong with a 3.0L 24v They are very well made, and very fuel efficient.

How many Miles on the "01"...and is it a Duratec Engine?

My wife and I have had our 2000 Taurus wagon for 10 yrs...over all it has been a very good car and engine.

I would suggest that you a High Mileage grade oil during changes.
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Hello and good day to you Ron:

You can't go wrong with a 3.0L 24v They are very well made, and very fuel efficient.

How many Miles on the "01"...and is it a Duratec Engine?

My wife and I have had our 2000 Taurus wagon for 10 yrs...over all it has been a very good car and engine.

I would suggest that you a High Mileage grade oil during changes.
24V engine is the Duratec Ric. The old reliable 3.0L OHV is the Vulcan. The Duratec is a great engine. Make sure the spark plugs and plug wires have been changed, because they are due at 100K. Front set is easy. Back set is slightly more involved- remove the R. cowl screen, the plastic panel it sits on, then unbolt the coil and set it aside. Just need a good spark plug socket and extensions. Common failure on Tauruses/Sables and other Fords in this gen is the DPFE sensor (EGR pressure sensor). Coil pack has been known to crack. Otherwise, a great engine with great power.
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There isn't a recall but there is a TSB concerning the following. Just in case!

ISSUE:

Some vehicles built between 5/1/2001 and 12/15/2003 may exhibit water in the blower case or on the passenger side floor, an inoperative climate control blower motor, a motor that operates on high speed only, and/or a blower motor resistor failure.
ACTION:

Inspect and seal cowl area and install Rain-Hat Extension Seal. Inspect and replace blower motor and/or blower motor resistor if there is evidence of water/corrosion. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details

If it has not already been done, seal the cowl area and install the rainhat extension seal. This is a precautionary measure that should be done on all vehicles that fall under this TSB. You do not want MOLD in your car because that does not go away. It is easy to do yourself and will be good preventative maintenance.

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