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So I suffer from moderate anxiety just day to day in my life, and something is always a struggle. Lately, it seems to be my car.
I've had my Mustang a little over 8 months now and she's slowly approaching about 8,000 miles. I did my first oil change at 5,000 with Royal Purple synthetic and Royal Purple filter.
I just read a thread about someone's suspension needing to be replaced as they're about to roll the clock over 100k miles. I plan to keep this car a long time, and am hoping to get an idea of what fluids/parts will need to be replaced, and when, that are NOT covered in the manual.
I know the manual information for air filters, oil, belts, etc, but what about suspension, fuel lines/filters, brake rotors, differential fluid etc all that stuff. I hate waiting until my car has a problem to fix it, I'd rather have a schedule of what needs to be replaced and when. And not having that schedule causes me anxiety.
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Honestly just relax. You bought a fine car. I am sure you drive it very conservativly. Me not so much. Have had her for 4.5 years with 300+ runs down the dragstrip. Have added cams, supercharger, longtubes, etc etc..... there is very little left untouched on this car and guess what? Nothing is wrong, it drives as good stock but so much faster. Your car is fine, no need to worry. Everything you need is in your owners manual.
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I agree, chill out. There will be things go wrong over the years but you have a warranty for anything that happens in the short term, and all cars will need things in the long term. Just take care of it and the problems will be minimal. I have never seen a car needing a suspension in a 100K miles. Shocks/struts yes, the entire suspension, no.
if the car has 100K+ miles on it and they were complaining about suspension, it was most likely an 05-2009 car. I have an 08. We do have crap front suspension and typically require the strut mounts, lower control arms and stabilizer bar bushings replaced with a few years. Once you replace them with the upgraded parts though, they're pretty solid. Don't know of any real issues with 2011+ cars though (at least v6).
Anyways, just drive the car and stop stressing. EVERY manufacturer has issues. If it bugs you that much, don't but a car, rely instead on public transportation
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Originally Posted by LostBoyz
if you are getting 29mpg in your 5.0, you aren't driving it correctly
If you must have a schedule, there is a schedule in the owner's manual for when to inspect things. This will give you an early read on anything that may be need to replaced or repaired without finding out by the side of the road somewhere.
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Maybe check with a doctor about your anxiety. I saw my doctor today, and he said my "ailments" probably came from worrying too much. My lab results were fine and he didn't find anything wrong during the physical examination.
To borrow some phrases from The Eagles--Take it easy. Take it easy. Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.
Oh, and have the brake fluid flushed every two years or 30k miles, whichever comes first. It absorbs water which can settle in the ABS and cause problems.
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Mine developed a clunk about 30K miles, the rubber bushings in the rear sway bars were shot.
I looked at this as a good time to upgrade front and rear sway bars and rear control arms. It improved the handling and was a pretty easy mod. Other than the stuff already listed, no other problems.
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