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CurtCarl
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Looking to buy

Post by CurtCarl » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:41 pm

I'm looking at a 2008 Taurus X SEL FWD, 125,000 miles. What should I look for, what should scare me off? Thanks!

ds32928
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Re: Looking to buy

Post by ds32928 » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:23 am

Paying too much, salvage title. They arent bad vehicles, the water pump can fail at some time in the life of the vehicle, and leak water into the cylinders and the engine is trashed. Freestyles you just replace the water pump, as its external to the engine block.

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Re: Looking to buy

Post by Deckard_Cain » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:29 am

ds32928 wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:23 am
Paying too much, salvage title. They arent bad vehicles, the water pump can fail at some time in the life of the vehicle, and leak water into the cylinders and the engine is trashed. Freestyles you just replace the water pump, as its external to the engine block.
Freestyles had the 3.0 Duratec though... Taurus X is going to have the 3.5L. Big differences, but I do agree and wish that they had retained the external, cam drive water pumps.

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