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Old 10-05-2008, 08:55 AM   #61
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:21 PM   #62
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ZX3 2000
122,000 n still running
having some problems with it but still happy with my fofo
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Old 10-06-2008, 06:30 PM   #63
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you guys are inspiring. i thought i was cool with 130,000. my focus will live forever!

second on it,

im half way 120,000
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Old 10-09-2008, 11:51 PM   #64
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2000 spi auto
100,541
time for a timeing belt change and acceiory belt change ans suspension tune up
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:59 AM   #65
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:19 AM   #66
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ZX3 with 600k miles

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sorry to say folks; but ya got a ways to go...

2000 SE with (are you ready for this) 302,522 miles

I live near Jackson, Michigan and work for FMC in Dearborn, Michigan
62 miles one way! I hope to give this car to one of my kids after it has at least 400,000+ on it?

Original engine/trans; no repairs to either one

lots of break jobs, fuel filters, and tires oh yea and two timing belts @ $300.00+ to replace
DON'T EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU AMERICAN MADE PRODUCTS(BIAS FOR FORD )ARE NOT FIRST RATE IN QUALITY!
tAKE CARE OF IT ...AND IT WILL RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&RUN&...........................................................................BYYA

Ok i will call you and raise you a couple.....(all orig engine/trans, Except otherwise noted)
01 ZX3 612768
01 ZX3 418175
01 ZX3 390000
03 ZX3 402632
04 ZX3 392539
05 ZX3 313878 (new trans, on this one)

I would have more for you but our drivers keep wrecking them! I have about 8 more with just under 300k on them.

I am convinced that this engine (DOHC 2.0) will run for a million miles. Thats my goal with the ones listed above.

I change the oil every 10k (1.5 months) i use Napa 5-30.

Long term maint,
Put in Ford clutches only, put a new master cylinder on with the clutch.
Replace the plastic cross over pipe at about 100K and every 100k after.
Thermostat housings every 100K
Timing belts only when they break (non interference motor) had one go 400k before it broke.
Water pumps, Idler and pullys and belts(belt sooner if needed) at 100K
Look for the front wheel bearing hubs to go bad at about 200K
You will probably never wear out the rear wheel bearings but 300K is a good mark.
Shocks and struts at 100k prolly, we run ours until about 300k. (thats only 4-5 years)
PCV System hose and valve complete replace 100k
Fuel pump(in tank) at about 150-200k.
Watch out for the fan temp switches (resistor) they seem to fail and burn the harness plug.

Keep in mind that my vehicles go 80k a year, I adjusted the numbers to fit you more (IE i do PCV valves at 200k) Age will make your numbers shorter in some cases. As always YMMV.


the 01's have been our best cars, 03's were pretty good (automatics sucked)
the new series starting with 05' are poorly made, engine is strong the rest of the car is a piece. Rear shocks blow out and it will almost put you off the road!

Over all i am VERY impressed!
I have a ton of info to share, i have rebuilt several of these cars.
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Old 10-10-2008, 09:27 AM   #67
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I have a 2000 Ford Focus (originally an SPI), has about 200,000km. Blew an engine about 15,000km ago, replaced with a Zetec from a 2004.
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Old 10-10-2008, 12:32 PM   #68
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186,879 miles.

Auto trans was replaced at about 120,000. Intake replaced around 105,000 miles.
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:33 PM   #69
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2 second Focus I've owned since new. first one sold at @ 89,000. My second is a 2003 ZX5 right now @ 149,000. just replaced the rear shoes for the first time,( they don't really need it though) front pads and rotors for the 3rd or 4th time, (can't remember) 3rd set of tires. I am doing the left front wheel bearing tommorow. Also need one sway bar link, replaced both once already.
Oh, and I had to replace my oil pan because it rusted out. I broke the front splash shield and didn't fix it.
I work at Ford, DTP bodyshop and live in Dexter, @ 96 miles =/- 5 miles daily. 7 days a week when trucks were selling.
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Old 10-19-2008, 07:49 PM   #70
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2001 ZX3. Purchased new 9/17/01... Daily driver 50 mile roundtrip.

Turned 100,000 miles TODAY!!! That includes approx 60 autocross runs per year as well.

Still has original rear brakes, clutch, timing belt.
Replaced shocks & struts at 85k.
Replaced front pads & rotors at 80k.
New serpentine belt at 60k. (Idler died at 95k).
Tires last 45k miles / set.
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