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Old 10-13-2014, 02:26 PM
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2000 Ford Explorer V8????????

Does anyone have any experience with the V8 Explorers? We are thinking about buying my wifes grandfathers, with about 100K miles. Thanks,
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:55 PM
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not with the v8, i had one for 10 years and drove the v6 to 290,000, pulled my old sea ray br210, and a malibu sun setter with it, did rebuild the tranny at 140k but that is the only thing i did to it other than regular matinance. my client has his 2nd v8 explorer with 240k on the clock, he loved it so much he bought another with 100k on it and has about 135,000 on it. i put the tranny to my first boat being that sea ray and i did some terrible towing with it. and probably overheated it in reverse a few to many times. to be honest i would buy another one.
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Old 10-13-2014, 02:57 PM
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125K on our 2002 V6 -- wish I had the V8.. I just keep the tranny fluid fresh.. including transfer case.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:15 PM
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i had a 2000 limited with the v8 and awd, i pulled my 24ft superboat and my 240 maristar with it. it struggled some with the maristar but that was more due 250k miles on it. i never pulled on the interstate, but 40 miles to the lake with some decent southwest missouri hills and it did great. other than ball joints i never spend a dime on it. if its the awd i would check out the transfer case viscous coupler as thats a common problem.
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Old 10-13-2014, 07:43 PM
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We had one . It was a good rig but in our climate started to rust pretty badly . I did tow my 24 ft Skater from Long Island to Wisconsin and it did a good job .
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:54 AM
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My wife had a 97 with the V6 and put 260,000 miles on it. No major engine or transmission issues. No rebuilds. Towed the MC with it on occasion with no trouble save for a slippery ramp or two.
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Old 10-15-2014, 09:55 AM
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My wife had a 97 with the V6 and put 260,000 miles on it. No major engine or transmission issues. No rebuilds. Towed the MC with it on occasion with no trouble save for a slippery ramp or two.
love reading this..
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:17 AM
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I bought an 02 Explorer at an auto auction last year for $1500. High mileage 4.0L V6 and the engine runs smooth. I towed my Maristar200 around town with no problem just to see if it could pull it if my F150 was out of commission. Don't know how the V6 would do on big hills but the V8 should be fine.
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Does anyone have any experience with the V8 Explorers? We are thinking about buying my wifes grandfathers, with about 100K miles. Thanks,
We had one that we used to tow the 93 Prostar 190 without issue .... I liked it a lot, I believe it had AWD on the 2000 model with the V8 ... plenty of engine for a 5000 lb load ...

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Old 10-19-2014, 09:48 PM
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My wife had a 97 with the V6 and put 260,000 miles on it. No major engine or transmission issues. No rebuilds. Towed the MC with it on occasion with no trouble save for a slippery ramp or two.
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love reading this..
I almost forgot about the 2wd Explorers. Hard to find one up here.

Explorers are pretty bullet-proof.............just not idiot proof. If taken care of, they will go the distance, and then some.
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