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Old 02-07-2019, 10:46 AM
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16 Years in a Mercury Marauder ..

We've had a lot of adventures, and no major failures - all routine maintenance. Gonna drive her 'till something goes "BANG!!!"...

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Old 02-07-2019, 11:13 AM
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Wow! And no valve seat repair during that time?
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Nice! Mods? Please tell us about the service issues you did have.
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Moar info!

What oil, what other PM's...what mods if any....I want my 131K to get to that mileage. After being on death row, mine got sprung on a technicality. Now how to rack up those miles ?....and adventures....
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FRICKEN AWESOME... AND GOOD FOR YOU! CONGRATS! Hope you hit 500,000!
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Wow! And no valve seat repair during that time?
Nope. Engine, transmission have never been opened. Though I have taken care of fluid and filter changes religiously ..

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Nice! Mods? Please tell us about the service issues you did have.
It's all OEM. Even have a Motorcraft battery. Service issues have been few. Virtually all the rubber up front, control arms, shocks (KYBs were crap, good old Monroe's did the trick), oil filter housing leak, pinion seal leak. Rear wheel bearings and axles. I change oil filter every 5k miles, engine oil every 15k.

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what type of oil ?15K I assume full synthetic. I'm surprised, when I change my oil at 6K its pretty dark.
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Moar info!

What oil, what other PM's...what mods if any....I want my 131K to get to that mileage. After being on death row, mine got sprung on a technicality. Now how to rack up those miles ?....and adventures....
I use O'Reiley full synthetic 5W-20, 'cause... if it meets the API spec, it meets the API spec. Stopped using Mobile 1 at 100k. I take very good care of the differential. I use any SAE 80-90, but I go to Ford for the additive. I've lost one set of axle bearings (and one axle ..), but I believe that was the result of a leaking pinion seal. Spend some quality time under the car, look for bad rubber up front and blown shocks. Oil leaks are rare and straightforward to fix. But guess what? The coolant hoses are hard to find...

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It's all OEM. Even have a Motorcraft battery. Service issues have been few. Virtually all the rubber up front, control arms, shocks (KYBs were crap, good old Monroe's did the trick), oil filter housing leak, pinion seal leak. Rear wheel bearings and axles. I change oil filter every 5k miles, engine oil every 15k.

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A testament to the car's inherent quality and caring owner. Just replaced my OEM rear shocks with Monroe OESpectrum shocks. Nothing fancy.
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I use O'Reiley full synthetic 5W-20, 'cause... if it meets the API spec, it meets the API spec. Stopped using Mobile 1 at 100k. I take very good care of the differential. I use any SAE 80-90, but I go to Ford for the additive. I've lost one set of axle bearings (and one axle ..), but I believe that was the result of a leaking pinion seal. Spend some quality time under the car, look for bad rubber up front and blown shocks. Oil leaks are rare and straightforward to fix. But guess what? The coolant hoses are hard to find...

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Also, forgot to mention I changed the tranny filter (need to drop the pan for that) at 200k miles. There are several magnets on the pan which had collected a lot of metal. I think those magnets are probably more important than the filter...

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Old 02-19-2019, 09:14 AM
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Since y'all are curious, I've attached my PM schedule which tells the story...Mercury_Marauder PMs.xls

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this proves you CAN keep these cars running pretty much as long as you want them to. Unlike some others, my old Subaru XT coupe had shock tower sag issues/body integrity problem that was terminal. THANKS for sharing the PM spreadsheet
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