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Old 10-30-2003, 12:23 PM
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Thanks, I'll try it
 
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Old 11-06-2003, 10:16 PM
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Man, my Vulcan is a newbie here. It only has 64K miles on it. AX4S trans-axle is a bit jerky into gear, but oh well. Vulcans don't die, and that's the truth.
 
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Old 11-07-2003, 11:43 PM
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1998, 62,000
 
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Old 11-25-2003, 04:46 PM
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On my 1993 Aerostar, there was 165, 000 on the *ORIGINAL* engine, then I started driving it and spun a rod bearing on #6...oops. My old man gave me hell for it too but then I found him a new one with 152, 000 on it...runs better than anything else on or in the van.
 
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Old 11-26-2003, 05:22 PM
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'94 3.0 192,000 miles! Just getting started!
 
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:19 AM
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170 k on 93 4x4 ranger 3.0 and still same clucth and running strong
 
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Old 12-13-2003, 06:19 AM
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170 k on 93 4x4 ranger 3.0 and still same clucth and running strong
 
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Old 12-16-2003, 10:30 PM
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Miles on 3.0

My engine had 230,000 miles on it before I was given in out of a 1988 aerostar, before I started my (2nd) replacement project it clocked about 275,000 and would still break my 235/45/r17s. But the rear main is starting to drop oil, and I want to play with the power plant, so I bought a new OEM engine, but for normal use a new rear main seal is all my engine would have needed. -Jake
 
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Old 12-20-2003, 09:26 PM
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i got about 80 miles on my 04 already
 
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Old 01-01-2004, 03:53 AM
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My dad took his 93 3.0 to ~240k miles, and that was stop and go L.A. traffic too. He gave it to my cousin in 98 who drove it beyond ~340K and then sold it... Replaced the clutch in it once, and changed the oil... Also had an 86' 2.9 that went well past ~350K miles... Had a Probe GT that made it to ~140K and dropped the transmission, ran to ~215K and dropped another tranny... Finally died at ~279K when a Powerstrokin' F350 decided to take it's lane...
 
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Old 01-08-2004, 12:24 PM
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I've got 241,000 miles on my '91 Ranger. I bought it new in '91 with 39 miles on it. Never touched the motor, but I have replaced the clutch 1 time. Overall, I've spent less than $1200 on repairs, that weren't just normal wear items. I trust it more than the other 2 newer trucks that I have. If you change fluids and filters regularly, there's no telling how long it'll last!
 
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Old 01-08-2004, 10:22 PM
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77,000 on my '98 3.0L. Just got a blown intake manifold gasket, bad water pump , bad rear axle seals and the accumulator for the a/c is rusted out.

And that on a truck that is maintained to the letter of the owner's manual. Replacing most items before they are due, driving with a light foot, maximum of 4000 miles between oil changes, 3rd pcv valve, never towed or hauled anything and I've worked graveyards for the last 5 years...meaning she never sees the heat of the day or stop/go traffic.
 
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Old 01-12-2004, 08:32 PM
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I have a 3.0 in my Taurus and it has set a very high level for reliability for me. Only problems I have had was it used to RARELY start bucking and die in summer heat...but wait 5 or 10 minutes and it would go off just fine. Second is currently what has occured - the car won't idle now. It will start and I can hold my foot on the gas and keep it running, but at 0 throttle it won't idle, it just hiccups and dies. Otherwise..150K or so and it was good up till then. Transmission on the other hand...::mutters::
 
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Old 01-13-2004, 08:09 AM
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Saurian,
You might have the Idle Air Control Valve cleaned or replaced. My '97 F-150 did the exact same thing. I bought some throttle body cleaner at the parts store, and cleaned it myself Problem fixed!
 
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Old 01-15-2004, 11:19 AM
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Miles

125 K on a 94 Ranger 3.0. Engine runs fine, transmission is starting to go because the fluid was NEVER changed until about 100K. Getting ready to tow a trailer from Nashville to San Francisco, wish me luck!
 

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