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Old 07-12-2007
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Had a 94 Mazda B4000,when I got it from my father-in-law,it had 260,000,with its 3rd tranny,I got rid of it with around 310,000,needing another trans,and as far as I know she is still runnin' with tranny #4,but with engine #1,had a 96 Explorer with 128ish when we got rid of it(needed something a lil bigger,cuz family got bigger)and the lady who bought it now has 170,000 on it.....
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my 94 4.0 has 120,xxx miles an it. the only things that have ben replaced besides the normal tune up and everything else like that is a new starter and a new fuel pump.. other than that runs like a champ even at 75 down the highway
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my 97 has 121,xxx on it. runs fine other then going through a quart of oil every week and a half
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sounds like ur truck needs some new rings
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I have an '01 with almost 81k on it no major problems with the engine. For the first couple years I had my truck, I had alot of trans. problems, but it's all fixed and it'll last a long time.
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I have 135,000 on my 98, no major problems at all- Drive shaft feel out once but that wasn`t a motor issue,lol
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I got 9084 kilometers on my 07. :)
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just passed 30,000 on mine....surprised there hasn't been someone with over 200k yet....there's gotta be someone on here that has that much....
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Ive seen a few 4.0s in Older explorers that have gone 200K+ miles. What it seems to be is the trannies go out about 130-160K miles. The engines though last damn near forever. but hey its a ford what would u expect? You didnt buy a 3.8 Rejoice!
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175,899 miles on mine. Stock motor, stock trans and stock gears rolling on 33's..........trans is having some "bumpb" issues but other than that, it runs great! (knock on wood)
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I don't drive much more than normal for a Minnesotan and I do 45K a year. 28K should be more than normal.
Geeze, 10-15k per year is considered "normal" driving here.. but 28k?? I've never heard of somebody driving that much and considered 'normal' driving..
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25-30K for me....
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114K on mine other than that "wierd feeling" it does just fine and for a 4.0L (ohv) 6 its pretty good gas milage
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94 ranger 4.0L with 210k, just blew its first head gasket, still runs like it was bought yesterday though.
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[QUOTE=wvcat]My 94 I bought in may from the original owner has 170,000 on it and last month I towed my 98 4x4 back with it at 75+ mph. The owner switched to amsoil when it was new. The valves were ticking when cold when I bought it so I changed the oil and added a can of restore and that went away. I'd drive it anywhere.

I just bought a 98 with 227,000 on it. Seems to run fine - drove it home on the highway for 50 miles.

It does have a lifter tick, I might try a can of restore like WVCAT did. Anyone else ever use that?
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I have 95k on my 03, runs like the day I got it. Mobil one since first change, tranny flush at 50 - damn time for that again..........
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That is true, My 2000 can barely get up to 55 by the end of a freeway ramp! OHV motors suck!
they are some what under powered than the new 4.0s mine will run off and leave the new ones siting still pulling 33s with stock 4.10 gears
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My dad had a '91 ranger that had 250,000 on it when he sold it and the motor ran great. Lost some power but still started every time, and that's why I bought my 4.0 Ranger...although he was on his third tranny. The new people drove it around for a couple of years until they totaled it. Up until then motor ran well.
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My 02 4.0 has almost 113,000 on it.. Still going strong.. Have had other issues, but those were all my fault, and mostly related to wheeling anyway.. But no major engine work at all..
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86k here no issues.
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86,200 no problems yet. shoot i drove 1000 miles in the last week
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I worked on a 94 Explorer 4.0L with 256,000 miles and it run just as good as my 95 ranger 102,000 miles.

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Old 08-28-2007
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One of my 4.0's only lasted 28k miles until it got 'cooked'

The 4.0 I have now quit @ 56k miles(got it with 54k)
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I have about 170,xxx on my 1997 4.0L OHV...still runs like a motha-f***ing champ...I just need to replace the head gaskets now...

But very, VERY strong motor.
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My buddy Tim Had a 1993 Ford Ranger that died 3 days ago. His truck had 309,560 Miles on it, and it ran strong for a long time. my 2000 has 96,XXX on it, and it is still running strong
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