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Old 04-29-2009, 05:13 PM
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Hello everyone, i am in the market for a 99-04 Mustang GT and i have come across a MINT 2000 with low mileage. I really dont know much about these cars and would like to ask some questions and get advice. Basically i am planning to keep my car stock, as i think it looks nice and is plenty fast for me stock.

With this particular model year are there any known reliability issues? Any major recalls? Any gremlins known to cause problems? What should i look out for when buying this car?

Also 87 octane fuel is recommended correct? Should i be using synthetic oil? Whats the most popular oil ppl use? The car has only about 30k miles on it, is there any maintenance that should be done soon? Does this car even have a timing belt? Anything you guys recommend i check/change around this time?

Hmm i think thats it for now,
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If you're keeping it stock and u take care of it it'll run for a long time, alot of people seem to like mobil 1 it is a synthetic and is great for the price. No problems really, when you get into the 100k+ territory the synchros start to slip,(if its a manual) but thats not always and really is based on how you drive.

87 octane is fine.

No, no timing belt, Timing Chains, two of them a primary and a secondary, its an OHC motor and the GTs are 2v SOHC one cam in each head. The chains ofc are around the cams and link to eachother.

do all the regular maintance. Oil every 2800 miles or so, fuel filter from time to time, air filter, plugs and wires when they rack up alot of miles.
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You should also know that there was a major recall on the intake manifolds. The coolant crossover on the original ones were plastic and the updated version is aluminum.

The heads also have a tendency to "shoot" out of the head. As long as you torque them properly when installing them, you should be fine.
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You should also know that there was a major recall on the intake manifolds. The coolant crossover on the original ones were plastic and the updated version is aluminum.

The heads also have a tendency to "shoot" out of the head. As long as you torque them properly when installing them, you should be fine.
I think he was meaning to say plugs tend to shoot out of the heads, correct me if im wrong. I own a 2000 GT 5speed and i love it. But beleive me, no matter how much you think you like it and you think its fast enough...once you catch the mod bug its all over lol
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Eh, correct. That's what I get for not reading over my post. The PLUGS have a tendency to shoot out of the HEADS.
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Drive train clunks seem to be common too...kinda beefy drivetrain, it makes alot of noise. Atleast on mine lol.
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Originally Posted by black35th View Post
Eh, correct. That's what I get for not reading over my post. The PLUGS have a tendency to shoot out of the HEADS.
idiot..
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idiot..
well that wasnt very nice!
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Originally Posted by steve0914 View Post
idiot..
Shut up stupid, do you even know what a plug is?
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