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Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 08:06 AM

4.6 v8 reliabilty
 
yo,
guys are the 3 valve engines and gearboxes reliable?
i'm so paranoid about mine i loose sleep over it..mines gone about 18k miles..
it's 8 years old now..i dont think it's had a new fuel filter or brake fluid change.
should i do these things?
do these motors leak oil?
what's the highest mileage one on this forum?
cheers rudi

edwin108 05-09-2013 08:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8210103)
yo,
guys are the 3 valve engines and gearboxes reliable?
i'm so paranoid about mine i loose sleep over it..mines gone about 18k miles..
it's 8 years old now..i dont think it's had a new fuel filter or brake fluid change.
should i do these things?
do these motors leak oil?
what's the highest mileage one on this forum?
cheers rudi

They are very reliable; this guy had over 211,000 miles on his '06: http://mustangforums.com/forum/2005-...eport-and.html

Stkjock 05-09-2013 09:26 AM

18,000 miles... time to trade it in!!! Fast!!

Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 10:25 AM

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...234/495720.gif

if i won billions on the lotto i'de buy a new one every month

2005Redfire6 05-09-2013 10:43 AM

Sounds like you're a worry wart. You will get a ton of mileage out of that car.

Bmr4life 05-09-2013 11:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6 (Post 8210204)
Sounds like you're a worry wart. You will get a ton of mileage out of that car.

Seriously. 18k miles?

Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 11:33 AM

yes
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...234/142268.gif

but i feel it's worn out...every time i go out in it i'm thinking i can hear problems with it

Bmr4life 05-09-2013 11:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8210228)
yes
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d5...234/142268.gif

but i feel it's worn out...every time i go out in it i'm thinking i can hear problems with it

I get it. Your sig explains how you are. I have no advice for you. :)

SCCAGT 05-09-2013 11:52 AM

I would be more worried about changing the plugs. Do that now while they are still "fresh" to avoid the dreaded breaking problem they have. If you are unaware of this problem and how to avoid any issues, a search on this site or google will give you all the how-to help you want.

Art161 05-09-2013 11:55 AM

Flush the brake system every two years. Change the fuel and air filters every 30k miles unless the fuel is not clean or the air filter is dirty; then change them more often. Don't forget the cabin air filter; a change every 15k miles is recommended.


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