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Engine replacement or no?

Discussion in 'Drivetrain Tech' started by Stangboi89, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. Stangboi89

    Stangboi89 Member

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    I have an 89 mustang 5.0 lx convertible that I recently bought. I was told it has over 200,000 miles on it. Originally from north Carolina and Florida. I'm curious to know if it's worth it to pay for a compression test or should i just have a new one put in. Taking into consideration it runs very well. No smoke or ticks. No overheating.
     
  2. ALMOST STOCK

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    If I were worried I'd pay for a test first.
    It all depends on how the pervious owner or owners maintained the car and how hard it was driven.
     
  3. Stangboi89

    Stangboi89 Member

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    I believe it has only had 2 owners before me. And just with the way it looks. I would believe that the owners were pretty meticulous on taking care of it. It already has alot of new parts.
     
  4. ALMOST STOCK

    ALMOST STOCK Active Member

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    People have reported 200K-300K on a 302 without any major problems, so once again I'd pay for the test rather than buy a rebuilt block.
     
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  5. Stangboi89

    Stangboi89 Member

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    Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
     
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