300.000 Mile Marker

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Jun 4, 2001
Houston, TX
So, what killed yours at 306k miles? Just curious....
Me. It had struggled to pass inspections the prior two years so in preparation I ran some Seafoam through it. Usually I change the oil the next day but I ended up driving it a couple more days. I left a dealership after bragging on it, reved it out in first gear on the feeder road and BOOM!!! Broke the crank at the front of the block; a connecting rod through the pan and a wobbly balancer is the result. This was about 2 years ago. If I had changed the oil, I would probably be at about 340k by now. Oh well, I have a 160k short block to replace it and a 306 block and pistons now to eventually build up for it.


Nov 29, 1999
Fortunately here in Fl there is no inspection, I wouldn't pass if they did. I change the oild like clock work n have replaced most part as needed with better aftermarket upgraded parts. Funny I remeber like it was yesterday when made my first MOD n after that I was hooked :)


Founding Member
Feb 29, 2000
Bethlehem PA
CONGRATS to you Sir ! That is a major milestone. You should contact Ford and let them know....

I contacted Ford when I hit 200K with a letter and pics, and got a standard coorespondence back asking me what questions I had for them, and got some literature about the new Fords coming out. Then I was on their email list for service and rebates on new cars. So don't waste your time, Ford wants to sell new cars, not see how long one of their old Foxbody's last.

P.S. Just replaced my water pump a couple months ago, on my 3rd.