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post #11 of 65 (permalink) Old 11-29-2016, 01:49 PM
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Just hit 222,222 on the original motor and tranny(I did have to replace the valve body though)

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Just hit 222,222 on the original motor and tranny(I did have to replace the valve body though)
Probably not a great idea to be taking pics of your dashboard at 70 MPH

2001 SES Wagon. 210k and strong running.
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1995 Gen 2

I am the 2nd owner, it was an off-lease company car that I bought in 1997 with 40K on odometer.

I still own it, the odometer reads 220,000 miles, but the actual mileage is 110,000 miles higher or 330,000 since I have replaced the speedo head 2 times to date with junkyard units. The transmission went out at 300K miles and I had it replaced with a rebuilt for $1800.

I do most of the work myself. Parts still plentiful at Autozone or the like. My best supplier is the junkyard down the road.

The car is still mostly stock, although I put in a new stereo and speakers.

It is somewhat special as it came with keyless entry and 4 wheel disc/antilock brakes.

Most of the accessories under the hood have been replaced: starter, alternator, radiator, rack & pinion, PS pump, water pump, timing chain. The AC compressor is the original (stock R134a), but I just replaced the clutch assembly.

The old V6 Vulcan sounds nice, and I love the way the car hugs the road. It is my daily driver.

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I bought my 2002 Ford Taurus SE about 3 months ago and it sits at 1956xx miles. No shaking in the engine and still has that smooth sounding whine a new engine has! Having all my heater and radiator hoses and heater core replaced today. Trying to find answers on how to replace my halogen headlights with HID headlights!

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My wagon is sitting at about 192K, Being that I got my wife a new car I'm driving the wagon again for work so the mileage is going to be racking up. I give it about another 3-4 months before it's at 200K.

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[QUOTE=Thuggins2086;3279850]I bought my 2002 Ford Taurus SE about 3 months ago and it sits at 1956xx miles. No shaking in the engine and still has that smooth sounding whine a new engine has! Having all my heater and radiator hoses and heater core replaced today. Trying to find answers on how to replace my halogen headlights with HID headlights!

Only can use shutter type HID for high / low beam. Bi style are a joke. Even HID stink in these cars. Every bull I've had has had lousy designed headlights and I've had a few and the last 3 had HID conversions.

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My wagon is sitting at about 192K, Being that I got my wife a new car I'm driving the wagon again for work so the mileage is going to be racking up. I give it about another 3-4 months before it's at 200K.

Back when I worked for pay: I drove about 600 mi per week in my own car, and about 10K per year for personal use. 3 ltd's and 4 Bulls, used and then passed on to the daughters. Only one time in 18 years did I have one quit beside the road. Ignition module on '87. Returned with used distributer and put it in and timed it by ear and made it home.

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I have 150,000 miles on my 02 Wagon with 3 liter Vulcan. Runs smooth. No issues with cam syncronizer (knock wood). Used 5-30 Synthetic but two years ago went to Quater State Defy 5-30 to help slow down oil drips (with good results after two oil changes). Still have all the original accessories. Had to replace all the dash lights and sun sensor. Found the rear disc brake calipers are prone to seizing after a snowy and salty winter season. (They need to be cleaned and lubed in the spring). Springs are starting to sag in the back. Might poor boy it and go to Air shocks.
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Forgot to mention, I had to get the speed sensor on the tranny replaced. Symptoms were ambiguous shifts and wouldn't go above 2nd gear. Don't turf your car because of tranny issues until you check this. It did trigger a code.
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Forgot to mention, I had to get the speed sensor on the tranny replaced. Symptoms were ambiguous shifts and wouldn't go above 2nd gear. Don't turf your car because of tranny issues until you check this. It did trigger a code.
Exact same experience for me this past summer at 183K. It's kinda what endeared me to the car because I was able to use the code and this board to figure out the problem and replace the sensor on my own for under $40. It immediately started shifting so much better.
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