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about how many miles will a 4 cyclinder manual engine last usually?
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It really depends on how you treat it and how well you maintain it.

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depends on how its been treated.
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ok lets say it is treated pretty good.
would anybody be able to give me a mileage?
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im looking for a used 2.3 4 cylinder truck
for a back up vehicle to drive to and from work.
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Well, mine has about 240000 on it when I got it and the stupid owner before me ran it out of water and over heated...but never had to do anything to it before that.
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im looking for a used 2.3 4 cylinder truck
for a back up vehicle to drive to and from work.
The 2.3/2.5 Is practically maintenance free. Expect 23-25 MPG Mixed Driving.

Once you get it,
Change the following and you will be good.

Plugs,
Wires,
Fuel Filter,
Air Filter,
PCV Valve,
Oil, and Oil Filter.
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about how many miles will a 4 cyclinder manual engine last usually?
Depending on how you take care of it, and how much patients you are willing to have with the occasional unexpected engine code, regular maintenance costs...etc. I have found this to be one of the most reliable, most sound engines ever produced.

With the manual, expect to get around 25 MPG mixed driving.

I would reccomend if you purchase anything with around 80-120K miles do the following:

Inspect coolant system
Change Plugs, and wires.
Oil and oil filter
Pcv valve
Air Filter
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Icon14 Amen on that cooling system flush . . .

I bought a 2.3L 5-speed ext. cab (97 model) about 3 years ago. It only had about 88K when I bought it. I'm up to about 115K now. Although it was otherwise very clean and didn't look to be abused, that truck had the nastiest cooling system I've ever seen. I flushed and flushed on that thing. Guess it had never been changed out.

A couple of other things I'd check/change:
- Change the transmission fluid (also looked like it was never changed) unless you're pretty sure it's been done recently.
- Check the slave cylinder inside the bell housing on a 5-speed. Mine was leaking, so I went ahead and had the clutch and slave cylinder replaced at 95K. I replaced the clutch master cyl. later; she still doesn't want to go into first gear sometimes, but that's another thread.
- Check the gear oil in the differential(s). Mine was down a good bit when I got around to checking it.

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