300+K on ANY CAR is good. Congrats. My Marquis has 205k, only thing EVER fixed on the car has been a Starter, rotors/pads, and one Tranny flush. No other repairs have ever been done since mile UNO! of course oil changes, tune ups and the such, but that is it!
70 Camaro SS // 87 Mustang GT Conv - 119k
93 Z71 - 264k // 01 P71 - 87k // 05 Dodge Magnum R/T - 122k
to: LastSHO,,3 times,timing belt, twice hoses and other belts, plugs/wires once, ...recently had inspection of plug wells, all dry. Needing to do...second crank seal, and on Monday, rear links and bushings all original come out.Possible replacement soon 3rd set motor mounts. I insist on OEM, stock, as close to original as Ford can now supply.
Originally posted by snowwind to: LastSHO,,3 times,timing belt, twice hoses and other belts, plugs/wires once, ...recently had inspection of plug wells, all dry. Needing to do...second crank seal, and on Monday, rear links and bushings all original come out.Possible replacement soon 3rd set motor mounts. I insist on OEM, stock, as close to original as Ford can now supply.
Marlene and Snowwind
Keep her going.....sounds like you should be able to get to her 400-500,000 miles! Thats not a bad list for 300,000 miles...you have to expect some of those things to go during that stretch. Might as well go OEM too.
Marqman...nice on the 200,000. Those V8's can handle that. My department puts about 150,000 on the Crown Vics we have and they could just keep going as long as the maintenance is done. Nice job...
LASTSHO, regarding the decision on OEM parts.. I tried changing a few items years ago and was immediately surprised at the failure. In my humble opinion Ford probably did test these cars a million miles or whatever their rules are. One mod leads to next mod, etc. That was the feeling I got from the slightest change of any part. Other than killing batteries of any manufacture, which I now found amusing, an SHO is just going to beat to death any suspension you give it. Batteries...each new one given to Snowwind would take a little time more or less for him to figure out a way to killllllllit. I mean from 59.00 to 93.00 didn't matter, "gold" posts and "platinum"leads wouldn't make a damn. It's just his favorite toy to abuse!!!I lost count, maybe 7 of them. But I will say this, other than 2 or 3 times when his power control locks for the passenger side don't work(and they correct themselves when he's good and ready!) no electrical nightmares....I've never had wiring harness touched except for dusting off. All relays are original, all sensors are original, firewall solenoid replaced once(10.50 big bucks), fuses are original, no arching, smoking wires, no electrical headlight intermittant stopping, all the typical nonesense.. not him. So, batteries for breakfast o.k. you got it!!!Go Snowwind. Gotta love the old boy, he's got class.
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