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Old 06-08-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Seemed like once I clicked 100k things started to fall apart.
Seems like everything started to go...
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:36 AM   #12
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LOL on t-belt and 100k miles. I bought an '04 from some one on Friday, he was going by the Ford recommended service intervals for when to do his maintenance, and while all maintenance has been accomplished on time and with out incident the one interval he was unable to make it to was the 125k T-belt service.

So I just bought an '04 SVTF with 122k miles AND an ORIGINAL timing belt. Talk about a scary time everytime I have to drive to town. I have the parts on order from RockAuto, and my mechanic will be back in town on Thursday. It's my worst nightmare that the belt will break before I can get the work done.
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Old 06-13-2013, 09:25 AM   #13
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I think Im going to have to redo the valve cover gasket I got the Fel pro one and its leaking a little around the front side of the engine (header side)......the back and sides no leaks at all WTF
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Old 06-13-2013, 10:00 AM   #14
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But Still running great :)

(Timing belt still needs to be done :( )
Everthing & one gets old. The svt's were top quality cars back then, compared to other similar ones & they still are great cars. I remember when they were new & had a choice of over a dozen svt's back in '04.
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Old 06-13-2013, 05:20 PM   #15
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^^ Ain't that the truth.

But that statement holds for any car that hits the 100K marker.

Mine has had it's ups and downs as well. And I have driven my car all the way to 175K now. And still running it.

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Old 06-16-2013, 11:49 AM   #17
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You guys putting your T-belts off til 100K are nuts IMO. I had mine done at 60K and I'm sure for another one in a few months (currently at 108K). I've heard too many horror stories of t-belts breaking near 100K with the original t-belt to even be willing to risk it.
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Old 06-17-2013, 11:44 PM   #18
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Just hit 130k. Motor is still going strong, suspension is feeling quite.. loose though.
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You guys putting your T-belts off til 100K are nuts IMO. I had mine done at 60K and I'm sure for another one in a few months (currently at 108K). I've heard too many horror stories of t-belts breaking near 100K with the original t-belt to even be willing to risk it.
I didn't have much of a choice in the matter, mind you. I bought the car with 122k miles on it. The PO said he was simply following the recommended Ford service intervals. I said are you f'ing kidding me? On my original '02 SVT, I did the t-belt @ 86k miles and then again at 135k miles due to a squeaky tensioner. That what ended up sucking like all hell, was replacing the t-belt @ 135k and totaling the car at 136k. :(
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You guys putting your T-belts off til 100K are nuts IMO. I had mine done at 60K and I'm sure for another one in a few months (currently at 108K). I've heard too many horror stories of t-belts breaking near 100K with the original t-belt to even be willing to risk it.
I guess I live on the edge, had mine done at 113k
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