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I'm so excited! I just got a 2007 4.0L v6 Mustang! Woo!

It's stock right now, but eventually when I find the money, it won't be. :D

However, still kind of nervous about the purchase; I looked over it and it seemed like there was a lot of rust build-up under the car.

And there was some milky substance in the oil cap. :headscratch: That might be a very large problem.

Also, there were tiny tiny miniscule chips of paint in some places; but all in all the whole thing inside and out looks nice.

I just pray there isn't a leak in the oil, or some other unforseen problem!!!!

It drives really really nice, new tires, very smooth.

Woooo! :D
 

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when there is milky substance in the oil.....it usually means that you have a blown head gasket....hate to be the one who breaks it to you.
 

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My father is pretty car-savvy, and he didn't like the looks of it; but he couldn't tell for sure if it was a major problem or something that accumulated over a certain period of time.

He saw it before the purchase, but he doesn't seem that worried.
 

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congrats! im sure youll love it..and try not to buy any mods for it..or youll end up like me. i have a package on my doorstep everyday it seems. anyways....the milky substance could be a blown head gasket...not good at all. or...like iv heard before...could be just condensation. is your oil level staying pretty much the same? no oil is dissapearing?
 

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oh cool, when your ready we can help you stay broke getting upgrades :gringreen, i`d get it warm and change the oil, watch the coolant level. watch for smoke out the exaust, maybe do a compression check. hope your ok, if not, anything can be fixed. :shiny: even a new car off the lot will have some surface rust on all the bare metal under there.
 

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The milky substance disappeared, and it's not reappearing even after over 100+ miles that I put on it today! :bigthumbsup

The only thing I see kind of wrong, but I don't think it can be too major, is that the alignment seems a bit off; my steering wheel vibrates once in a while, while driving on the interstate.

Thank you all for the congratulatory and optimistic responses! :D
 

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You may want to get a compression test and a second opinion on the engine, if you bought it from a dealer you may have some recourse.

I had a car that used to do the same thing and it was a blown head, anti-freeze gets into the combustion chamber and mixes with the oil, white smoke on hard acceleration.

The alignment\front end work is nothing compared to engine work.
 

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alignment is an easy fix. hopefully your oil problem is gone for good...if it sat on a lot for a long time...especially if you live where its hot then cold then hot then cold and have a lot of moisture....it was more than likely condensation building up.
 

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I hope nothing major is wrong with it! But, I am very happy to have it! :D

Thank you all for your advice, and congratulatory statements! :bigthumbsup
 

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First Off Congratulations!!! Enjoy your new car.
Second it is still under warranty correct?
Third this is not a troublesome 3.8 so I doubt he has a blown head gasket.
Before you run out the factory warranty have a look at the TSB's and see if any might apply to you.Have the dealer do a complete check also. Next car I get I will check every TSB to make sure I dont have them.
 

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It should still be under the 3year/36k mile bb warranty ...and the 5yr/60mo 60k mile pwrtrain warranty...wouldn't the drivetrain warranty cover a blown head gasket?

As I understand it less just what exactly is covered in the drivetrain???

2007 Ford Mustang Warranty Program
Basic 3 year / 36,000 miles
Free Maintenance N/A
Drivetrain 5 year / 60,000 miles
Roadside 5 year / 60,000 miles
Rust 5 year / Unlimited miles
 

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congrats on the purchase. I also have a 07 V6 and got 5 year bumper to bumper and 3 year powertrain warranty so If i were you, i would use the warranty before it expires.
Anywho, 4.0Ls are great engines and are less likely to break down even modified ones. Good luck and have fun.
 

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if you have vibration in the steering wheel, but the wheel is straight and the car tracks good( doesnt pull one way ot the other on a flat road) it more than likely just a balance problem or something to do with the frt tires or rims. i would get them balanced. they can check out the wheels while balancing. :)
 

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if it's an 07 you should have warranty left on it? or is it already over?
 

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It has over 36k miles on it; 36,200, to be somewhat more precise.
 
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