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How many miles on your 2ND GEN EX?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by mustangwarrior, May 26, 2008.

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  1. CoalHeat

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    That's amazing. You must live outside of the snow belt. Rust kills them before they can get to that mileage unless one is vigilant with corrosion protection.
     
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  3. Mr. Alligator

    Mr. Alligator Elite Explorer

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    Correct. Colorado in the Winter, Florida for the rest of the yesr. Absent the rust belt issue, These beasts last as long as you keep current with maintenance and repairs and remain interested. Mine was a gift from Dad and Brother in 1997, so it is a hobby and personal challenge.

    Stay safe and have fun!
     
  4. CoalHeat

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    I am not the original owner, but I have done extensive work on mine, and I agree, I intend to keep it for the duration.
     
  5. Mr. Alligator

    Mr. Alligator Elite Explorer

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    Maybe the angle biggest threat to these vehicles would be expensive fuel. If gasoline cost Increase to much over four dollars per gallon, and stay there, I would have to reconsider the value of this vehicle.
     
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    No salt in snowy CO?
     
  7. Mr. Alligator

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    The snow is drier, which is better for skiing. Without as much moisture content, there is less ice. The Department of Transportation does put down some de-icer, but I think it contains far less salt.

    I do get a little rust... horns, rocker panel, leaf spring shackles, charcoal canister enclosure, shock absorber perches, rear bumper, etc., but it seems to be limited to only these units, and I mostly just replace these items with salvage parts.

    Have a great day!
     
  8. Mr. Alligator

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    What do you do to guard against rust in Albany, NY?
     
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    Aesthetically, it was rough, but I'm cleaning it up. The motor seems to run smooth. I crawled under it looking for something the other day and was shocked to not see any leaking fluid of any kind! (Knock on wood!)
     
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    Fluid film and used trans fluid. Pretty brutal here. Cars can show rust after 2-3 seasons.
     
  11. Spudhut

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    1997 - V8 5.0 - 165000
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    Both are pretty clean since I have had them. Upgraded interior for cleaner pieces. V8 engine getting TC/WP swaps, new gaskets, etc... and BW4406 addition.

    My sport is stock.
     
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    113,060 on my '98 XLT 4.0 SOHC
     
  13. koda2000

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    250,000 miles + on our 2000 Mountaineer 5.0L RWD and going strong.
     
  14. gavin

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    There should be a how-to rebuilding bw4404 thread in the transmission and transfer case section, iirc.
    How To: Rebuilding a Borg Warner 4404

    I'm only up to like 228k.
    Only living 4 miles from work, I don't have to drive much anymore.
     
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    Just turn 130,000 miles on my 1997 4x4 SPort (controltrac) 4.0l OHV. It looks like the rear main oil seal is leak a little but not enough to bring the level down on the dip stick. Getting ready to install new plug wires and spark plugs when they arrive. And it also looks like the front pump seal in the transmission is leaking a little too.
     
  16. Turdle

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  17. Mbrooks420

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    98 V8 AWD. Only major parts replaced are ball joints, water pump, passenger exhaust manifold and rebuilt front driveshaft.

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  18. Turdle

    Turdle This is my custom user title Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    @Turdle I wiped mine off after taking the first pic LOL. Give me a few more 8 hour trips and we’ll compare again. I’ve currently got no dash beneath, and some scary wiring......

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  20. Totally Not Ratcliff

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    97 XLT 4WD V6 4.0L OHV Automatic, only thing changed on it is the fuel pump

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  21. Mbrooks420

    Mbrooks420 High Voltage. Elite Explorer EF Vendor

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    How long have you had it? I can’t imagine a 21 year old explorer on factory ball joints
     

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