I have 234k+ and still going on my 97 Vulcan w/ AX4N. Still getting 23.5mpg combined mileage too!I have a 2001 SES Bull. I purchased it at ~63,000 miles and it was a Fleet vehicle from GA before that. I now have 135,000 miles on it, still original engine and tranny. No major repairs other than A/C & Heating system.
I don't have the aftermarket tranny cooler, just the stock one that sits on the side of the radiator (steel lines run from Tranny to Radiator ports).
I used to change the oil every 3,000 miles and did the Tranny Flush at 114,000 miles. Now I do the oil about 4500-5000 miles and it's coming up on needing another tranny flush.
200K, I hope to see that as well, but at my 15,000 mile average, it's going to be a few years (~4 to be exact).[/b]
pushrod engines like the vulcan can go very high with routine maintenance. The DOHC is a little pickier (longer timing chain and so on) but will still work for a long time if properly maintained. The weakness with taurus is the transmission. But I think the problem is most people don't replace transmission fluid when required. If they did that, the transmission could last 200K. GM transmission is the one that can be sorta neglected and still reach 200K...I sure hope they do over 200k, I'm looking at April 2010 the way I'm going... (25k/year). Only trouble I expect is due to rust...[/b]
Im about to buy a 2000 se with 130k. Im interested in this Tran cooler. What is it? lolWith proper maintenance and a transmission cooler (~$45) Taurus routinely go 200k. Without the Transmission cooler addition many still go 200k without major repairs.[/b]