2nd Gear Poster
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Fargo, North Dakota
My '96 4.6L had the coolant crossover failure about 14 years and 140,000 miles ago. The manifold I have now, replaced under the recall/extended warranty at zero cost to me, must have been an early one since it's all black plastic externally. [knocks on various wood and faux-wood objects till knuckles are raw]
I started noticing the rocker rot last year... sad, but inevitable, on a car that was a daily driver including winters first in SD and later ND, with excursions into MN and other neighboring states, for the timeframe of 1998 through 2010.
196k+ miles and I've never touched the fuel pump. I want to get the car past 200k... after that, I'm not sure what I'm doing with it.
1996 Ford Thunderbird 4.6L/auto, 195k miles, semi-retired
2005 Dodge Dakota Club Cab 4x4 4.7L/auto
2015 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7 Hemi/auto
Gone but not forgotten: 1973 Mercury Cougar XR-7 351C-2V/FMX - 2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 5.7L/manual