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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
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post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 04-02-2019, 07:12 PM
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That list is >very< ambitious!!!! I hope you have some friends that can help you out from time to time, imo the hardest is wheel bearings, Alot of the items you listed i have done to my 2000 duratech, except anything on the motor, (top or bottom) It almost sounds like you have had some bad luck in the past, in regards to tools, and a garage..... Good luck with all this!

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Car looks solid. I would take your list to the Ford dealer and ask for an estimate to do all the work and materials. Then ask for labor only if you supply parts. They will use flat rate pricing and it should only take 20 minutes to work up the estimate. You will also find out if they will do labor only, which I doubt they will.
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That list is >very< ambitious!!!! I hope you have some friends that can help you out from time to time, imo the hardest is wheel bearings, Alot of the items you listed i have done to my 2000 duratech, except anything on the motor, (top or bottom) It almost sounds like you have had some bad luck in the past, in regards to tools, and a garage..... Good luck with all this!

Nope, the only I have is my dad who is mechanic at a Ford Dealership that will help me out with small stuff if/when he can get shop time.


I have never kept a vehicle that has had this kind of mileage and in this decent of shape, but because my credit is screwed, I am wanting to keep this one as long as I can. At my current driving rate it would take me about 8 years to get up to 400,000 km's. From what I've read, these engines are pretty bullet proof and long lasting and a dime a dozen at the local pick-n-pull. I am just wanting to replace stuff that would have wear after many years of service. Just like if my transmissions was to go, I would just pay to have a reman transmission installed.



I used to live at a place that had a nice two car garage and I had all my tools, but then I had to move to an apartment and had to get rid of a lot of stuff. I actually prefer to do as much as I can in regards to replacing things on my vehicles because I don't like the high prices shops charge. Usually the only time I took my vehicle to the shop was when my vehicle(s) were under warranty.
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Car looks solid. I would take your list to the Ford dealer and ask for an estimate to do all the work and materials. Then ask for labor only if you supply parts. They will use flat rate pricing and it should only take 20 minutes to work up the estimate. You will also find out if they will do labor only, which I doubt they will.

Ya, I am working on the parts list and such right now and then I'll send it to my dad and ask him to get the estimate for me. He should be able to get me a better price, hopefully.
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did you get an estimate?
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did you get an estimate?

Still waiting on it, my dad can be a bit slow and forgetful at times. As soon as I find out the costs/break down I will be posting it
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So I talked to my dad who is a mechanic and works at a Ford dealership and looks like labour costs will be very minimal as he is going to help me do all the work. So I am really only going to be out the price of parts and some beer. So that is awesome. I am almost at the 300,000 KM's club! I am sitting at 298,890 KM's right now
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