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Old 12-13-2005, 13:01   #1 (permalink)
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02 Taurus

What kind of problems might occur down the road with this car?
3.0 55,000 miles?
Is this a good vehicle?
Just curious,it`s my fiance's car.

Thanks Again,
Bill

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Old 12-13-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 02 Taurus

Which 3.0? The 3.0 Vulcan or 3.0 Duratec?

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> What kind of problems might occur down the road with this car?
> 3.0 55,000 miles?
> Is this a good vehicle?
> Just curious,it`s my fiance's car.
>
> Thanks Again,
> Bill
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Old 12-13-2005, 16:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 02 Taurus

B512RACING@webtv.net (Bill) wrote:

> What kind of problems might occur down the road with this car?
> 3.0 55,000 miles?
> Is this a good vehicle?
> Just curious,it`s my fiance's car.
>


Either engine, I'd say check the color of the coolant and report back.

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Old 12-13-2005, 18:01   #4 (permalink)
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How do I know which 3.0 she has?

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Old 12-13-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
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The coolant looks nice and clean.
She has had it since 2000 with 9,000 miles. The reason for my
questions,is we will be moving,and the drive to work for her is much
father.
Just looking into the future,and hoping it will be a good car for her.

Thanks!

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Old 12-13-2005, 18:01   #6 (permalink)
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B512RACING@webtv.net (Bill) wrote:

> The coolant looks nice and clean.
> She has had it since 2000 with 9,000 miles. The reason for my
> questions,is we will be moving,and the drive to work for her is much
> father.
> Just looking into the future,and hoping it will be a good car for her.
>
> Thanks!


If it's yellow, I suggest changing it evry couple years...

Look up the list and check out all the plugged heater core problems...
not a coincidence, I think.


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Old 12-14-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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There are several ways. If you look in the owners manual, it'll tell you
which VIN digit to look for to determine which engine it is.

If you look on the door placard, you'll see the engine code. Look it up on
the internet.

The easiest way is that the fender should have a badge that says 24V DOHC if
it's the Duratec. If it's the Vulcan that's set up for ethanol, it'll have
a badge that says FFV. If it's just a plain old pushrod Vulcan engine,
there'll be no badge.

I think the valve covers or upper intake will also give you a clue.

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