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wasvette 01-06-2010 04:13 PM

2006 Mustang GT Hits 160,500 Mile Mark
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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?

Ford Service
>>> 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

>>> 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.

pascal 01-06-2010 04:24 PM

The Energizer Bunny ain't got schit on this car!
Are you getting the 2011 eventually? :icon_naughty:
No clutch failure yet eh, amazing...

hammeron 01-06-2010 04:25 PM

let's hope for as long as you
need her.

thanks for the updates


Originally Posted by wasvette (Post 6734543)

How long will she go?

StangRider89 01-06-2010 04:37 PM

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.

jz 01-06-2010 04:56 PM

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.

NDN GQ 01-06-2010 05:05 PM

Awesome thread. I hope mine will make it to that kind of milage trouble free as well. What is your driving style like?

Nuke 01-06-2010 06:09 PM


Originally Posted by NDN GQ (Post 6734675)
...What is your driving style like?


I assume that about 40,000 miles/year is almost all highway.

bm2088hp 01-06-2010 06:12 PM

That is amazing! You deff do an insane amount of driving. Good luck dude.

pascal 01-06-2010 06:23 PM


Originally Posted by Nuke (Post 6734796)

I assume that about 40,000 miles/year is almost all highway.

It is.

NaplesFL11GT 01-06-2010 06:26 PM

Thats incredible, speaks volumes about the engineering and reliability put into these cars.

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