I've had my 91 LX 5.0 for 2 years now. Put just under 20,000 miles on it and all I've done is oil changes..
Do you have any suggestions with special maintenance once a 'Stang hits 70k miles?If you've had to change the engine twice in 10 months, the problem is most likely not the car itself. I would expect to replace a transmission somewhere in the lifespan of the car. The fact is that parts wear out, and with high mileage, you have to be proactive, not reactive with maintenance.
With 186k on the clock, you are going to have higher maintenance costs, especially if it wasn't well maintained during the 1st 100k. Parts wear out. I would have to say that my wife drives a Dodge, and it has 130k miles on it, and I've had more problems with it since it's hit 100k than I ever have had with any of my Mustangs. Mine are just usually getting broken in when they hit 100k.
I purchased my car from my father-in-law. He purchase the car back in 99...so he was the first owner. So, I know the history and know it was driven like an old lady...that's the only reason why I bought it with high miles. I doubt he ever did WOT pulls...lol. Heck, the car was BONE stock when I got it.I've put way more money into mods on our Stangs than actual repairs.
Sorry for your troubles but in our case I have two say our GT's are the least troublesome vehicles we've ever owned.
I'm actually kind of waiting for the engine to go on the 96 so I can go the crate motor route. We're att 115,xxx and still going strong!
I suspect you got a car that just wasn't taken care of. If you've had to put an engine in twice user error or your car is haunted.:gringreen