Just hit 100,000 miles, what should I be worried about????
So my truck just hit a hundy thousand, I have asked around and heard a few problems that should be delt with before or right at 100,000 and was hopin you guys could give me your expert opinions on what I should be most worried about and what should be top of my list of things to do, thanks!!!
I'd not worry about a thing. At 100K, you are only about halfway to the engines life expectancy.
Have you seen the Valvoline oil comercials on TV lately? They've up'd their mileage guarentee to over 200K now, and you have to register before 100K (if memory serves me). The reason is that engines today get well over 200K with decent maintenance intervals. Follow the manufacturers recommended maintenance program. The above posts have given you outlines of what should be done as recommended by the manufacturer. I'd also recommend visiting your local Ford dealer and asking for the service interval for your truck. They'll print it for free and give it to you. keep it in your glove box. The dealer where I purchased my truck used sends me reminders in the mail that I might have service due. These reminders have the recommended service printed on the back of the reminder.
Keep driving. Don't worry.
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generally speaking, fatal engine failure is not common, unless you forget to tighten your oil drain plug or something... and even then the motor is probably going to failsafe anyway. valvoline initiated an EXCELLENT campaign, for their payouts are going to be minimal, but people feel like their guarantee is a godsend.
you're going to have to worry about other powertrain pieces... tranny, plugs, 4x4 system if you have it, power windows, etc. the motor is pretty well built.
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