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How long will a 2.3L duratec23NS (2001 onwards) last?

Has anyone got experience to share?

I'm obsessive about using synthetic and doing preventative maintenance like many here, so to me the question reduces to how far people have driven before the valves wore to the point where thicker shims were required. Burnt valves soon follow. Going in, I knew the engine had no hydraulic lifters but at least it has a timing chain rather than belt. I idly figured when the time comes the effort and cost is better spent installing a rebuilt long block.

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Theres a thread in the 4 banger section called how many miles on ur 2.3 I believe...hope that helps..I'm just on my iPhone and don't feel like linking threads..but if u look it's there.
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Thanks, I really should have posted there. My question is about the newer engine 2001 onwards and non hydraulic lifters. The thread you mention does not address that question. (One '94 went 373K before dying, which is good to know)
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I can't imagine running an engine until it needed rebuilt. That would well over 400k.
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