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  2. Ahh, great. Mr. Regular has finally done an SHO review.
  3. My Vulcan had 268000kms which is around 166000 miles. Engine was fine but there was an exhaust leak and the under carriage was all rusted out.
  4. Last week
  5. I understand! I was over the infrastructure for 3 sites, and then the global Citrix environment, and then they threw the design and implementation of a new production machine on top of my responsibilities. I was working 60+ hour weeks, commuting 94 miles a day and when I asked for some help they flat out told me no. I'm going to work for a MSP, and I'm very excited about it!
  6. I saw this on the Internets.
  7. congrats! Nothing like a short commute. Hope all goes well for you.
  8. I spent today at the Chicago lakefront, watching Mustangs and Raptors...
  9. Ford cheapened out on everything on the Gen 4 towards the end. So in 2005 Ford already decided to axe the Taurus lineup, and only kept it going for 2 more years to finish up inventory as fleet only. The 95 was way better equipped and built, sadly rust here destroys anything. But I've seen Vulcans last well over 200k long as you keep up with maintenance and don't go cheap on parts for them.
  10. Congrats!!!! My boss isn't too happy, as we are going to be 3 people short with an already understaffed IT department. My commute is now from 30 minutes to an hour for school. Quite frankly, not my problem. Had the company taken better care of me, and offered better incentives to stay, I wouldn't have thought about leaving IT, but when you got someone who can fix virtually any issue, and pay em as much as the guy who can't even use a Windows Registry or do simple hardware diagnostics... Means I was doing double duty... Thankfully, with me commuting and having my wife's insurance, my tuition isn't terrible. By the end of school, my student loans will be about the cost of a brand new base model Ford Taurus SE. Not terrible thankfully. Hopefully I am able to locate a good part time gig, or go back to doing side IT setup for businesses.
  11. Following in the footsteps of @TaurusKev I handed in my resignation letter - last day is September 8th at the current job! Very excited, my new commute is 5 miles round trip!
  12. The Vulcan engine is practically bulletproof as long as you keep up with the maintenance. I beat the crap out of mine for 107,000 miles (current mileage 177,xxx) and it is still running strong. Saggy Ass Syndrome (SAS) is a common thing on gen 3 and 4 cars. The only way to fix it is to put heavy duty springs in the rear.
  13. Anyone know an easy way to make the driver's power seat work better? Pretty sure mine is dying...

  14. Also got a proper subwoofer and box. Box looks beat but it holds a 8in Sundown audio woofer and cost me $15. With some carpeting I can make look it even better.
  15. forgot to post in here that i got the power passenger seat
  16. The 01 to 07 Taurus Vulcan engines can last a life time just change oil frequently also I'm sure about the the wagon versions Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Greetings all, I have not posted in some time. Have been lurking but things have been fine Taurus wise. My question is very general. Have had the 95 wagon for 3 years 2 months and have it up to 145364 miles. That's about 56K in my hands. The transmission was redone when purchased and its been just normal maintenance so far. What is the expected lifespan for the Vulcan V6? Just curious. It still averages 22-24 MPG on the highway loaded up with gear and dogs on the weekend trips to the shore. I love this car. One more question, I was given the opportunity to purchase an 05 wagon from a friend and they let us use it for one of our trips. Our 95 loaded up does not even sag, the 05 looked like we had a hippo in the rear. Did they cheap out on the suspension on the next generation? As always, thanks!
  18. The truck is averaging 16 mpg with my mixed city and highway driving, I try to drive for economy but its really not my style, I just have a more spirited driving style. I've been going around 250-275 miles between fillups, I won't run much past half a tank on that thing, its sickening to pay to fill that 36 gallon tank up from empty. So 500 or so miles on a full tank is pretty good. Max range is supposed to be around 800 miles on a tank and I can believe that because when you drive it really nice it will pull 20mpg easy. So I drive the F150 to work and then I hop in the same year of Chevy Silverado equipped the same as my truck, crew cab short box 4x4 with the 5.3L V8. Now it is a work truck so it takes more abuse but the power, handling, steering control, feedback, its like night and day. I could be a bit biased but I honestly don't know why anyone would have bought a GM truck during the 2011 to 2014 period because the F150 is superior in every single aspect hands down. Last year I really kinda liked the Silverado and thought it was pretty decent, thank goodness my senses took over and I test drove an F150. I think GM let that GMT900 chassis drag out 2-3 years too long it was not competitive at all in its final years, I think it only sold due to the (GM fan factor) and GM knew that, how else could you explain a refresh and then a total redesign 9 months later. The GMT 800 was definitely better than the F150 of that era, but once Ford ditched the Trition engines things changed. I think GM has tried really hard to catch back up but using that same chassis for 8 years without any major updates really cost them, meanwhile Ford and even Chrysler were cooking up a lot better ideas. I didn't want that to seem like a rant but its almost hard to explain how 2 trucks that compete head to head from the same MY can be so different.
  19. I have a big road trip coming up next week I'll keep track of how the truck does but I doubt a 6" piece of plastic has a big effect on that 6000lb big brick of a truck.
  20. @Jaybrooks Wiring was a breeze. Getting that seat from the donor car without all the proper tools... that was a challenge!
  21. Congrats☺. Yes, I haven't been here in a year or so, but your post came up in my email. AWD Mazda Tribute w/5 Spd still going strong...
  22. I will be changing the alternator and and radiator fans and head gasket Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. I wanna know how that turns out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Got the last option my sable didn't come with from the factory. Power Passenger seat! Got to wire it all in using the OEM connectors. Even pinned the same connector the heated seat stuff.
  25. Can't beat that hopefully it continues to do its job.
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