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Old 07-16-2008, 07:35 PM
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I have an 03 with 60,200 miles on it. Only problem I have had was a bad alternator at 50,000 miles.
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Currently I have 146,000 on my '05.
Oil change every 5K with whatever 5W20 is on sale.
Autotransmission fluid change every 30K or so.
Still no problems of any sort since front brake rotors 100K miles ago and rear axle seal 30K miles ago.
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I have a '98 w/ 154000
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engine still runs great and im at 265,000 on my 99
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I don't own 4.2L

I went to junkyard saw 1999 E250 with v6 4.2L it is original engine. I check dashboard it have over 340,000 miles so I say wow that imposes if it never replace engine so I check oil. It look good but it seem someone keep engine look clean no oil drip.


It was Fleet by SBC telephone. That van look bad shape due rust but engine look clean.
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01 e250 with supposedly original engine and 370K miles. its got all kinds of problems but it runs. I even towed a 2700lb boat, hah...
leaks all over the place but im trying to keep it alive
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Old 10-29-2008, 12:19 AM
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mines great so far ive had older ford s with the 300 six in them man were they indestructible!! but as for the 4.2 it runs great , mine has 92000 on it and it runs like a champ!!
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i dont own a 4.2 yet (looking to swap one into my mustang as they are both essex motors and the 4.2 just has a longer stroke) ive got 90k on mine and beat it like no tomorrow at the track and it doesnt leak or anything, ive seen a 3.8 with 450k on it and still running the original belt and battery, basic maintence will go a long way
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I've got a 97 F150 with the 4.2L, it got 170000mi on it runs great but has a t-case issue. Just threw a cms code last week but i've had it since 155,000 and havn't touched the engine, wich i pretty sure is the original.
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Figured i'd post even though it has no substance to anyone else lol. I have an 05' ford f-150 4.2l 5 -speed with 11,xxx on it no problems even though its not even broke in yet and its almost 4 years old!
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High Mileage

Have an '01 F150 4.2 with 123,000 miles. I recently noticed a little puff of white smoke at startup on cool mornings. Knowing the history of 4.2s to have intake gasket problems, I decided to have the local dealer replace the gasket, simply because the gasket replacement was fairly inexpensive (about $265) and if it WAS going bad, I would regret saving the $265 and paying for an engine. No more smoke and it actually seems to be a little peppier, Probably from just cleaning things up as part of the job. Other than the gasket, I've replaced the throw out bearing/slave and the alternator, that's it. It runs great and drives great, much better than my old twin I-beam Ranger although the Rangers 4.0 seemed to have a little more low end grunt. All in all, a good truck.
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Newbie here and like what I see. I have a 97 F150 I bought in 96. The truck has 400k plus but I changed out the first engine at 245k since I drive long distances around Tx. This engine has about 200k but the odometer quit working about 6 months ago showing right at 400k. I drive about 3k to 3.5k a month. It's been a great truck.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:02 AM
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Welcome and hope you enjoy FTE and the 3.8/4.2 forum.

While I'm at it, 155,000 on my '05 with no problems.
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307,943kms on mine, my uncles got 330,000kms on his, its a 97 mines a 99
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