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Icon4 QUICK! whats high milage for a 4.0 sohc?

i need some advice quick guys. i found an 03 Edge supercab manual 4.0 for sale nearby for 4500. it has 145,000 miles. too high? opinions please
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My 01 lasted 132k untilmy wife rolled it. Tore apart the engine for fun, was in GREAT shape...I did own it since new and was religious about oil changes though!
Bought our 04 in 08, it had 96k on it. I now have 158k on it, burns no oil, runs great.
If you know the thing has been taken care of I would have no problem buying a high mileage 4.0.
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It's not bad. I have 135k on mine.
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Condition will depend on how it was maintained and how it was driven. Infrequent oil changes, flooring it when cold, and short city trips, especially in cold weather contribute to shorter engine life. While 145K is "kind of" up there, if it's been properly maintained and treated decent, there' no reason why it won't go 250K+. And finally, remember that 200K miles is the new 100K miles.

*Why don't you take the VIN to a Ford service department and have them run it through OASIS and see what dealer service history it has. It's a freebie.
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the guys says he's owned it 6 years, wix filters and mobil 1 every 5K. it needs a clutch, but thats nothing, and its very clean. i got him down to 4200 on the phone and i think he'd probly take 4K. i might go ride and check it out
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Take it man.
i'd consider 185k+ to be high. don't trust that Ford service thing or Carfax either, I never reported that crap when i worked at crest, never had the time and it was a PITA to get our computer system to work. we did most of our stuff on paper and gave it to the Shop manager.
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hey this is a little off topic but i need some help i got a 94 ranger 3.0 i traded for it has a miss in it and is bogging bad any ideas? also its got oil in the air box is that normal its kinda thick like grease...

ps. i had a 95 ranger 4.0 had 203k on it when i traded it off and still ran great no problems..
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well the 3 hour round trip was not worth it. turns out the truck has a 3.0 instead of a 4.0, it had been hit from the back and had a new bed on it, and it had one wheel and tire different than the others. it drove great shifted great and i caught a 2nd gear scratch lol. but i had to pass on it. something didnt seem right. so still on the lookout. if anyone is bored and wants to look, my zip is 70570. thanks for the advice
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That is too bad.

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