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So, my 02 SEL with the 24V 3.0L just rolled over 1/4 million miles yesterday. Original engine and trans. These are mostly city miles. I got the car a couple of years ago from the widow of a life long friend of mine. He delivered parts for a local parts house in it, as well as a daily driver. this is just proof that if you keep up with the regular scheduled maintenance, a vehicle can last a very long time. Looking into the oil fill hole, the engine is still clean inside. I'm hoping that it will last at lest another 225,000 miles. The car is fully loaded (leather, adj pedals, side air bags, Mach stereo system with cassette and 6 disc CD in the floor shifted console, 6 way power passenger seat as well as a power sunroof and automatic climate control). Not bad for a $400 car.
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So, my 02 SEL with the 24V 3.0L just rolled over 1/4 million miles yesterday.
I’m not really familiar with the weather in the Louisville vicinity. How is the car holding up against rust?



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So, my 02 SEL with the 24V 3.0L just rolled over 1/4 million miles yesterday. Original engine and trans. These are mostly city miles. I got the car a couple of years ago from the widow of a life long friend of mine. He delivered parts for a local parts house in it, as well as a daily driver. this is just proof that if you keep up with the regular scheduled maintenance, a vehicle can last a very long time. Looking into the oil fill hole, the engine is still clean inside. I'm hoping that it will last at lest another 225,000 miles. The car is fully loaded (leather, adj pedals, side air bags, Mach stereo system with cassette and 6 disc CD in the floor shifted console, 6 way power passenger seat as well as a power sunroof and automatic climate control). Not bad for a $400 car. View attachment 215548 View attachment 215548 View attachment 215549 View attachment 215549
Maybe you could use the cluster I have in my shop, start over. In the JY here in the rust belt cars arrive due to rust and parts like this are common. I took this from the car that I got the ABS/TCS module from for my '03. Needed the amber ABS lamp so took the whole thing.
I started in UK in '58 and later to EKU later.
Congrats on your Bull.
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I’m not really familiar with the weather in the Louisville vicinity. How is the car holding up against rust?



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It has a little rust on the driver side quarter panel on the thin part between the wheel and rear door. Pretty solid everywhere else. Seems to be a common spot on others that I have seen around here before.
 

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So, my 02 SEL with the 24V 3.0L just rolled over 1/4 million miles yesterday. Original engine and trans. These are mostly city miles. I got the car a couple of years ago from the widow of a life long friend of mine. He delivered parts for a local parts house in it, as well as a daily driver. this is just proof that if you keep up with the regular scheduled maintenance, a vehicle can last a very long time. Looking into the oil fill hole, the engine is still clean inside. I'm hoping that it will last at lest another 225,000 miles. The car is fully loaded (leather, adj pedals, side air bags, Mach stereo system with cassette and 6 disc CD in the floor shifted console, 6 way power passenger seat as well as a power sunroof and automatic climate control). Not bad for a $400 car.
Hey, congratulations! It looks great outside, as well.

My third-hand 2004 24v is about to reach 200K. I'm putting only 5K on it annually, and my purchase took it out of the rust-bucket region so I have only a couple of rust spots. I'm catching up on overdue ATF changes, however, and just replaced the stock ATF pan with a drain-tapped one to make that easier.

My only complaint is this car has the dark-blue paint problem, and is peeling everywhere like a little kid at the beach.

Best wishes for your forever-Bull!
 
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