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Old 03-06-2016, 09:12 AM   #31
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My wife's 2008 just went over 149,000 miles. I have maintained it since new. Still runs great. Still on the original clutch and rear brakes.
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My wife's 2008 just went over 149,000 miles. I have maintained it since new. Still runs great. Still on the original clutch and rear brakes.
I'm at 153k myself, still on the original clutch and rear brakes like your wife's. When did you replace your front pads? Mine lasted until 147k.

As far as other maintenance I use the Motorcraft blend and change every 5-6k, have replaced the spark plugs a few times since I use copper, and a sway bar endlink, and that's it. The shocks squeak a little when it's cold, and I think the passenger motor mount finally bit the dust because I'm getting more vibration than I used to from the engine. This car has been super cheap to run over the last 7 years, I got it with 5 miles on it.

Also, I'm still on every factory bulb.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:22 PM   #33
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I'm at 153k myself, still on the original clutch and rear brakes like your wife's. When did you replace your front pads? Mine lasted until 147k.

As far as other maintenance I use the Motorcraft blend and change every 5-6k, have replaced the spark plugs a few times since I use copper, and a sway bar endlink, and that's it. The shocks squeak a little when it's cold, and I think the passenger motor mount finally bit the dust because I'm getting more vibration than I used to from the engine. This car has been super cheap to run over the last 7 years, I got it with 5 miles on it.

I've done front struts, end links, spark plugs twice, front brakes around 125k, still original rotors, all engine and trans. mounts 2 yrs ago (eliminated all interior vibrations), that's about it. Still original drive belt, not cracked at all. It's been a great vehicle all in all. I have a banging in the front end now, but I think that's upper strut bearing mounts which are original. That will be addresed when I get the car as my spare when the wife gets a new explorer in a few months
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:46 AM   #34
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I am @ 83,000 miles as of today.

Besides tires, brakes, etc., I replaced the whole transmission at about 78,000 miles or so. There was metal shaving embedded in the transmission. I lost reverse first, then all gears, then the vehicle was not driveable. I was not very happy.
They advised it was just a bad transmission........
$2,000.00 (roughly) later!
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That's unfortunate, sorry to hear that. Stuff happens though. Did you ever have the trans serviced? I service all of my automatic transmissions every 30k regardless of what the book says. May be overkill, but i do my own work and it's cheap insurance to me.
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New to the forum,

I am at 165,000. I bought the car with 150, but after having it on a lift, oil analysis, and a lot of inspection of the car. Everything looks factory except from rotors/pads. and a power steering line rotted out and was replaced at one point.

Engines quite, runs perfectly. I am curious how long these engines go, whats the consensus?

Clutch is original, and still grabs very low.
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I had Ford inspect EVERYTHING - every time I took it in. It shoes inspected and "OK" as of the last check a few months before I had to replace it.......I do not take the car to Ford anymore. There is a local shop a few miles down that works on the car if needed now.
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Over 146k miles, just did rear wheel bearings. RR was going out so decided to do both. Rear brake shoes probably have another 100k left on them lol (original)
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Congrats Bud, it still shines and hopefully runs great.

Just keep up with the regular maintenance and you can pull another 100K

a quick check list (every one here might now agree, but i follow these with all my cars)

Fuel filter - 2 years/24000 miles
Air filter- 1year/12000 miles
Transmission fluid- 2years/24000miles
Spark plugs- 30K to 100K miles
Engine belts- 3 years/36000 miles
Timing belt- 60K to 90K miles
Coolant- 2 years/24000 miles
Brake Fluid- 2years/24000 miles

good luck..
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Hi all, I'm coming up on 120,000 on my 08, everything is great so far and couldn't be happier. My question is, is there a mileage I should do things at this point or just go until something needs replaced, besides oil, I just did spark plugs when I did my valve cover gasket. So is there anything I should do or not right now? I'm the second owner and I have all receipts so I'll double check to see what's been done. I received the car at 100,000. Thanks.

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