engine treatment

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  1. linux3000

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    hi,
    i have a 2001 mustang v6
    i am driving this car for 6 month and just short distance but this weekend will be the first time that the stang is going on a 4hour trip.

    my question is. Is there any treatment i shoud do?
    i got the oil change 1 week ago but should i put some stp or something in my gas tank?
     
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    pass on all that junk. Run some sea foam if its got alot of miles
     
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    it has 115k miles
     
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    you'll be fine
     
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    ive driven most of my cars to Florida and back to northern PA just for a weekend trip :p
     
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    ditto what madspeed said.... seafoam up the brake booster line straight into the throttle body.. let sit for 10 min... then crank and rev between 2-3k rpms for about 10 min... then take a spirited drive 10 minutes.. till the smoke clears... great for these cars....

    about the trip.. i just bought the 11 yr old v6 stang i'm driving... i drive it twice a month 3 hours one way.. check oil, trans fluid, coolant, and top off if needed... you might want to change your thermostat.... it's cheap insurance $4.. or so and takes about 15 min... always a good thing.. you don't want to get on the road in a car that doesn't cool right...also... check the tires.,, spare also...they tend to leak down after several months...i had a 02 gt 3 yrs,, headed out of town one day, had a fairly new tire "unravel"... i think it was a fuzion.. anyway.. i jacked the car up on a busy freeway.. pulled my half flat spare out and limped down the apron about 3 miles with flashers to get off the freeway... finally found a used mustang tire for $20 bucks and got on my way... my point is .. ANY TIME you drive out of town, you don't want to be breaking down.. the freeway's a lonesome place... and dangerous... mustangs are great, reliable, tough cars and will give years of service.. but remember this..., as i tell my kids "Be good to your car and your car will be good to you"....
     
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    thx for the answer,
    what about v-power should i fill up my tank with it?
     
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    are you talking about shell V-power??... if you want to run something good, get some non ethanol gas with the highest octane you can find... but still use the seafoam...
     
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