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Discussion in '1979 - 1995 (Fox, SN95.0, & 2.3L) -General/Talk-' started by Taino, Jul 8, 2013.
YUP, My 90 Mustang hit 300.000 on the odometer yesterday still running strong !
holy sh*t ! ! that's built ford tough
CONGRATS to you Sir ! That is a major milestone. You should contact Ford and let them know....
Nice! Welcome to the 300K club! Mine finally quit afer 306K on the 100% stock motor, but I hope to get it back on the road again this year.
So, what killed yours at 306k miles? Just curious....
Me. It had struggled to pass inspections the prior two years so in preparation I ran some Seafoam through it. Usually I change the oil the next day but I ended up driving it a couple more days. I left a dealership after bragging on it, reved it out in first gear on the feeder road and BOOM!!! Broke the crank at the front of the block; a connecting rod through the pan and a wobbly balancer is the result. This was about 2 years ago. If I had changed the oil, I would probably be at about 340k by now. Oh well, I have a 160k short block to replace it and a 306 block and pistons now to eventually build up for it.
Fortunately here in Fl there is no inspection, I wouldn't pass if they did. I change the oild like clock work n have replaced most part as needed with better aftermarket upgraded parts. Funny I remeber like it was yesterday when made my first MOD n after that I was hooked
Sadly, that was going to be the LAST emissions test, as 25 yr old cars are exempt, and the 87 would have qualified in 2012.
Edit: Wow, this was my 1,987th post on here! Neat!
So leaving the Sea Foam in and revving it up killed it?
Not really the seafoam itself, but I bet the seafoam helped some gunk work loose in the motor, it traveled to the oil pan and ended up clogging the oil pump intake. By me revving it up with reduced oil pressure, the crank did not like it!
264,000 here, few mods, stock bottom end.
URGH, Water pump just went. Replaced it in 03 so I got my monies worth I guess
I contacted Ford when I hit 200K with a letter and pics, and got a standard coorespondence back asking me what questions I had for them, and got some literature about the new Fords coming out. Then I was on their email list for service and rebates on new cars. So don't waste your time, Ford wants to sell new cars, not see how long one of their old Foxbody's last.
P.S. Just replaced my water pump a couple months ago, on my 3rd.
Dad hit 300k a couple years back in his 95 gt. It was still running but was soft. It was on the back burner for awhile but now has rebuilt motor, new paint, and wheels