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Old 01-06-2010, 04:13 PM   #1
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Default 2006 Mustang GT Hits 160,500 Mile Mark

Many of you have seen the past posts documenting this vehicle from about the 100,000 mile mark. For the newcomers, it is a 2006 GT delivered new to me in Sept 2005. It has many mods (see sig) but no F.I. This is the best, most reliable car I've ever owned and I usually don't keep a car passed 60K. Car hasn't seen the dealer in about 2 years. Below is the recap with some updated routine maintenance.......How long will she go and is there another S197 out there of any year with more miles?

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>>> Fuel Pump - had replaced as a preventative measure due to TSB
>>> Rear end whine - repaired early under warranty - bad clutch pack
>>> Coolant flush/fill
>>> Airbag recall - haven't had done

Maintenance By Me
>>> Approx 33 synthetic oil changes since 2k
>>> Multiple fuel filters
>>> Serpentine belt Twice as preventative measure
>>> Clean air filter
>>> Cabin filter
>>> RP fluid in trans (once) and rear diff
>>> Hawk Brakes/slotted rotors at about 125K?
>>> 4 sets of tires + oe
>>> Optima yellow top battery
>>> Spark plugs at 105k - tsb to the letter - no breakage
>>> Alternator at 155,000
>>> Added about 6 oz of radiator fluid the other day
>>> Couple tail light bulbs

Has not been done
>>> Starter
>>> Anything AC
>>> Clutch

Observations
>>> Steering rack still tight like new
>>> Runs perfectly (and strong)
>>> No smoke
>>> Uses about 1/4 quart oil after 5,000 miles
>>> EVERYTHING on the car still works

Clutch is still stock and tight. Burns virtually no oil between changes if any.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:24 PM   #2
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The Energizer Bunny ain't got schit on this car!
Are you getting the 2011 eventually?
No clutch failure yet eh, amazing...
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:25 PM   #3
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let's hope for as long as you
need her.


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Old 01-06-2010, 04:37 PM   #4
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That is awesome. My ford ranger has 130,000 miles on her and just replaced the original spark plugs and wires. Sentamental feelings when you have a car that runs that good with over 100,000 miles. Congratulations on the vehicle.
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Old 01-06-2010, 04:56 PM   #5
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Wow, impressive numbers. I just rolled over 14,000 on my 06. It's nice to see these cars lasting this long.

My DD is 90 Ranger with 270,000 mi on it. Original engine and tranny.
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Awesome thread. I hope mine will make it to that kind of milage trouble free as well. What is your driving style like?
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I assume that about 40,000 miles/year is almost all highway.
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That is amazing! You deff do an insane amount of driving. Good luck dude.
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I assume that about 40,000 miles/year is almost all highway.
It is.
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Thats incredible, speaks volumes about the engineering and reliability put into these cars.
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