Around 9/15/2005 4:08 PM, trotzo wrote:
> I wuz lucky enuff to find a 97 GT with only 49,000 miles and wuz
> wondering about how many miles I can get my pony to muster b4 I can
Congrats on the find, but come on! "Was," "enough," and "before" too
tough to write? Don't be lazy now...
> expect to replace major stuff.
Anywhere from now to 150,000 miles. It really depends on how your car
was and will be treated, and your luck.
> Here's the question, how many miles do
> you have, what have you replaced and at what mileage?
118,000 miles on the V6stang, and other than regular maintenance items,
all I've needed to replace is the water pump, radiator, and valve cover
gaskets. Oh, and I had the carb rebuilt once at about 90,000 miles.
Despite the relatively low mileage, V6stang is starting to get tired;
too many years of Grandma driving at 25 MPH to church and back once a
week, I guess. I definitely need to replace the main seals, and probably
do a rebuild (if I don't end up doing a full swap).
You said regardless of model or year? OK: I'm currently giving V6stang a
break and driving the Tan Van, a 1991 Voyager with 138,000 miles. Other
than regular maintenance items, the head gasket has blown and been
replaced. Twice. Once at 100,000 almost on the nose, and again at about
125,000. I've heard that engine blows gaskets like clockwork after
100,000, so I've probably got another 11,000 to go on the current gasket...
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