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Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 07:06 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 07:41 AM

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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 08:26 AM

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

Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 09:25 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 09:43 AM

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

Bmr4life 05-09-2013 10:30 AM

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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 10:33 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 10:37 AM

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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 10:52 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 10:55 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.

Roy_R 05-09-2013 10:59 AM

Your signature says it all...."i'm so fussy i drive myself crazy sometimes."

What is probably worse for the car, is the fact that you drive it like a pussy! You need to open it up every now and then and let the horses run wild!

Just put a big Band-Aid around your head, and you should be fine..:)

Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 10:59 AM

the last owner was fussier than me..he told me he removed the spark plugs every other year and greased the threads..

Rudolph Hucker 05-09-2013 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Roy_R (Post 8210253)
Your signature says it all...."i'm so fussy i drive myself crazy sometimes."

What is probably worse for the car, is the fact that you drive it like a pussy! You need to open it up every now and then and let the horses run wild!

Just put a big Band-Aid around your head, and you should be fine..:)

thing is i've been a biker all me life and ride a 200 bhp 1200 ninja..the car feels gutless in comparison..
got a slight steering wobble right now with the 20 inch wheels..it's got cheap chinese tyres..gonna fit some dunlops tomorrow.

Roy_R 05-09-2013 11:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8210257)
thing is i've been a biker all me life and ride a 200 bhp 1200 ninja..the car feels gutless in comparison..
got a slight steering wobble right now with the 20 inch wheels..it's got cheap chinese tyres..gonna fit some dunlops tomorrow.

There is a thread on here, where the same question is asked for forced induction mustangs, and the replies are very positive! Can't seem to find the thread....

Diabolical! 05-09-2013 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Rudolph Hucker (Post 8210254)
the last owner was fussier than me..he told me he removed the spark plugs every other year and greased the threads..

That's actually not a good thing. The threads should NEVER be greased on spark plugs. The proper anti-seize should be applied to the electrode shield ONLY.

As for the reliability of the 4.6 3V, I have 3 words: Can't kill it. (No one knows better than me, lol.)

Rudolph Hucker 05-10-2013 12:24 AM

i was a mechanic for mercedes..he used the proper suff dude.
this mofo was so fussy with this car..he was nervous me even touching it..

2005Redfire6 05-10-2013 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Diabolical! (Post 8210762)
That's actually not a good thing. The threads should NEVER be greased on spark plugs. The proper anti-seize should be applied to the electrode shield ONLY.

As for the reliability of the 4.6 3V, I have 3 words: Can't kill it. (No one knows better than me, lol.)

You are the stock short block limit pusher poster child!

danzcool 05-10-2013 12:52 AM

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Originally Posted by Diabolical! (Post 8210762)
As for the reliability of the 4.6 3V, I have 3 words: Can't kill it.

I'll call that and raise you with an "even when you're trying" LOL

808muscle 05-10-2013 01:08 AM

My buddy was under my car recently and he commented that I didnt have a drip of oil anywhere under there, absolutely no leaks. 27k total miles 9k of those with a blower, over 250 passes down the quarter mile track. 5 trophies in two years why......because the car is so damn consistent because it was so well built.

Have no fear, drive the bitch and enjoy it.

Diabolical! 05-10-2013 01:43 AM

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Originally Posted by danzcool (Post 8210800)
I'll call that and raise you with an "even when you're trying" LOL

That was your car they tried to blow up! Man that video made me put off ordering a short block, lol.


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