I see, well ty for that, I wasnt aware the gearset was weaker, that is good to know.
I have done all regular maint, car has fresh set of wire, plugs, and coils. I change the oil every 3k and run full synthetic. Tranny gets a fluid change every 10k.
Last long road trip I went on (600+ miles) I averaged about 24 mpg.... I had the cruise set @ 75 most of the way (speed limit is 70 most of that trip), also had a fair bit of luggage.
I have a 97 lincoln conti, that with the same load of ppl and luggage gets about 27 @ the same speeds.
And I think your right, i'll likely go with the 3.08's
1997 Royal Blue Metallic 4.6l
Diamond Audio D6 5x7's Driven by Hiffonics 4ch
Alpine Type R 12's
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