I agree with Kurt, here. Replace the capacitors and keep a spare at home. An malfunctioning EECIV can run poorly for some time. Just completely dying is rare. But without the right size belt, you should not be going anywhere, and it’s easy to replace. Do preventative maintenance and drive.Might as well tow a spare Mustang behind you. Because if you have a spare ECU, the wheel bearing will go.
I don’t trailer my car to the beach,..I drive it. 550-600 miles RT. I don’t chew my nails off wondering what what will possibly fck up, and carry any spare part to try and circumvent some failure.I wonder about those guys that trailer their car down to the beach behind a truck. I wonder if they carry any tools or spare parts. Nah, they don’t have room. They just trailer the car back home right? That’s is, whether it breaks down or not.
Hmmm…that’s a tough one..which is more likely to happen?Actually, changing the ECU in a fox is less complicated than changing a flat tire.
BTW, a 2021 car can have a flat tire at any time.
I don’t trailer my car to the beach,..I drive it. 550-600 miles RT. I don’t chew my nails off wondering what what will possibly fck up, and carry any spare part to try and circumvent some failure.
Do you have some W.T.F.’s gonna fail crystal ball ?
You get in it and drive. On one hand , You hope it don’t strand you..but the man in you just says just say fck it and drive.
Fuses,zip ties, tire plugs, water/oil/and a jack….anything more complicated than that screams just buy a new 2021 car, and just wax and polish your broken down fox. You just bought yourself a 2nd class wussie badge.
The ECU is solid state, and just about the last damn thing on the car to fail.
Panama City Fla, hosts numerous events throughout the year. I go to the Emerald coast cruise-in in March, or November.Apparently we do not have enough beach areas here. Why would someone trailer their car to one? Are they holding shows there on the coast?
Same here.Alot of the parts on my car cannot be gotten locally... It at all (cuz I make em) so.. if it breaks down I just pay the tow man and BS with the Uber driver.
Can't prepare for everything, if takes more than a screwdriver and a ziptie it ain't happening on the road side.
Speaking of 2021 cars again and their assumed reliability, a friend of mine just had a big problem with his $90k 2021 Audi Q7s. Fuel line burst and emptied the gas tank in the driveway. Only 3600 miles on the odometer.
One in a million. Might want to consider buying a lottery ticket.My ECU failed on my 92 LX. It's been the only no start (stranded) failure in the 8 years I've owned the car. 75k miles on the odometer. It happened without warning symptoms leading up to it.