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Old 08-13-2011, 01:07 PM   #21
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200,000 on my duratec in my ST, no issues.

Your GF DOES need a ST, just ask her.
Wow just racking up the miles. My gf loved my ST and wish she could have learn to drive it
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #22
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Old 08-18-2011, 02:19 PM   #23
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Hit 72k today on my 07' se. Had to change 1 tail light bulb about a year and a half after I got it new. And had to change the alternator at about 60k.
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Old 08-18-2011, 04:32 PM   #24
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07 with 61k. Alternator crapped out 2 weeks ago. Other than that it's been great. I've put 40k on it in a year.
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Old 08-18-2011, 05:30 PM   #25
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It's slow and handles like an over weight crack head when stock. Besides that; it has been pretty reliable.
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It's slow and handles like an over weight crack head when stock. Besides that; it has been pretty reliable.
I will agree with the handling part on my 05,but I wouldn't call it slow. I do have the 5 speed manual tranny,maybe that is the difference,but my car isn't a slouch by any means. It isn't going to be a mustang,but it will hang with most cars in it's class and beat a lot of them. I bought it for fuel mileage,but the car is surprisingly fun to drive. The only mod I have done is the steeda SRI to get rid of the crap lifetime air filter.
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Old 08-19-2011, 06:46 AM   #27
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Shane you have seen how reliable mine has been and Carl's. Hel the only major problem I have had that I did not cause, is my I have a major power sterring leak that I need to find and fix.
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Shane you have seen how reliable mine has been and Carl's. Hel the only major problem I have had that I did not cause, is my I have a major power sterring leak that I need to find and fix.
Ill bet i know where its leaking.

When i took my intake off i took the 2 bolts out of the tank that holds the power steering fluid and pulled it out of the power steering pump. It leaked out all over the drive.

I noticed there are 2 o-rings on the nipple that fits into the power steering pump. I would bet thats where its leaking.

Figure out a way to suck all the fluid thats in it now out. Then pull the 2 bolts and slip the nipple out of the pump. Replace those o-ring and clean the hole on the pump before you put the nipple back in.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:40 PM   #29
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8k might be a little much for the car. I would think you could find one in the 6k range. I have owned my dura since the beginning of its time, it has almost 50k on it now, the only issue I have had is the clutch return spring breaking.
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:33 PM   #30
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115k miles on a 2.3 pzev duratec. Everything is fine.
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