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Old 11-30-2012, 11:29 PM   #1
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My car has about 125k mi. i want to put upgrades on my car but idk how much longer my car should last, so i was wondering how long do 02 SVTF's run(mile wise) and should i worry about it.


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Old 11-30-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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That is hard to say as a lot of it has to do with how the car was maintained and how bad it has been abused.
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:57 PM   #3
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i drive it a little hard at times but never over 5k rpm and it was well maintained and the only problem was the last owner didnt replace the timming belt and it snapped on him but i fixed all the damage which was just some bent valves so i replaced all of them to be safe and re-machined the head.
also im not putting a turbo or supercharger on it just a short throw shifter, a HFC, and a tune from tom. and i have a K&N typhoon CAI on it already
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i drive it a little hard at times but never over 5k rpm and it was well maintained and the only problem was the last owner didnt replace the timming belt and it snapped on him but i fixed all the damage which was just some bent valves so i replaced all of them to be safe and re-machined the head.
also im not putting a turbo or supercharger on it just a short throw shifter, a HFC, and a tune from tom. and i have a K&N typhoon CAI on it already
Sounds like your on top of it.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #5
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According to my brother(Ford line mech), a properly maintained and lubed engine should go over 300k with modest loss of power, and moderate oil consumption. I have over 200k now, and no problems except some oil seeping.
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I had a SVT with 240k on the stock motor
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Sounds like your on top of it.
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According to my brother(Ford line mech), a properly maintained and lubed engine should go over 300k with modest loss of power, and moderate oil consumption. I have over 200k now, and no problems except some oil seeping.
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Never go above 5k rpm's!?!?! That's where all the fun starts on the SVT, try it some time and I'll bet you'll do it more often lol. Of course with the gearing they have you'll quickly be over the speed limit by the time your hitting 3rd gear lol

Their are people on here with over 200k mi on them so that's not a problem.
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:39 AM   #9
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yea i know it is so tempting to but i dont care if im speeding, actually thats what im usually doing just in higher gears lol
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The SVT just keeps pulling and pulling well into triple digit speeds
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