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Taurus Forum?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Doohickie, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Doohickie

    Doohickie FEOA Member

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    I looked around for a decent forum for my wife's Taurus a while back, but never found one that was very active. Do any of you guys know of a good Taurus forum?
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    Theres an SHO forum but I'm not sure of a regular Taurus one.
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    I agree.Im also a member there.Very friendly and helpfull people.
    Just like here....... :roll:
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    I tried the general ford forums; they weren't so hot. I'll look into those others, though. Thanks!
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    Are you looking to mod your Taurus??? The only mod I've found for Tauruses other than the SHO is:






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    ;)
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    LOL, that's what I'd like to do to the wife's sable!
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    Man, I DREAM of driving a taurus or sable, my 'scort is sick and I'm stuck driving a ... a ... a ... a tempo *spit**spit**spit*
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    hey don't knock the tempos! I love those ugly, slow beasts. actually I just contacted the dude I GAVE my old tempo too (yea it was that beat.. I even had a hard time doing that) its got almost 300,000 km's on the original engine and tranny. and I ran both dry of oil twice!!.. PLUS I drove 100 km's with a water pump that barely worked. I had to floor it up to 140 kph, then shut it off and coast as much as I could. The gush of fuel kept the temps down enough to get going... intense drive in the middle of nowhere let me tell you.

    a tempo will out drive a taurus in the long run hands down.
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    This one has 285,000Km on and feels every cm of it. Tranny is about done, it's got lucas gloop keeping it going, and it's been needing a major item every couple of months. Engine is prolly okay though, I'll give it that.
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    ahha yea same with mine pretty much. When I got rid of it the struts where toasted, the rotors had 1/8th inch grooves in them from running the pads down to the screws, and the tranny often decided that 1st gear was the best gear for any situation. The strongest part on those damned things is their engines. SOOO overbuilt its not even funny. If what I heard is true they are a small v8 chopped in half. If you visit tempotopaz.com theres even people that figured out you can swap over roller rockers from the v8's. other engine parts too come to think of it.
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    A annual ATF change on the Taurus and Sable must be done to keep it going strong. 158,000 miles on the Sable, the problems I've had is a cracked exhaust Y-pipe before the cat (bad factory weld), replaced the rack (internal leak), one leaking aluminum wheel, bad EGR pressure sensor, oil pan gasket replaced and the dashboard padding coming loose above the cluster.... :evil: on second thought, were's some cheap blasting caps?
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    I bought my wife's with 184k miles on it. When I bought it it just needed some re-wiring of the starter and starter relay. Then Head Gaskets, thermostat, blower motor, blower motor resistor, alternator. Now it needs a heater core (which I've tried flushing 3 times) We've only had the car 6 months. Oh and the GEM module is messed up, so I jerry rigged the wiring to prevent the dome light from staying on! And I'm thinking the dash problem is common on those case ours is warrped too.
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    As far as I understand it, Tauruses and Sables have the biggest problems from wrong and infrequent fluids. Needs antifreeze designed for mixed metals, needs oil changed on time or it sludges, needs ATF changed per severe service schedule and they will run great. Get some doofus, or even some dumbass shop put the wrong coolant in, or screw you on an oil change, and the engine is toast. Get a low miler with the book all stamped up and an anal owner and keep it up with the right stuff and it will run great. Round here you can have your pick of very young tauruses 5 years old or less for only a couple of thousand beans, I dunno if I'd touch any of them with a barge pole at that price though, possibly already screwed up, sludged block, overheating due to coolant blockages etc etc.
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    I asked about this and this was their answer:
    so you should be approved by now.
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    Ummm the engines are really a modified design of the old 200 c.i. six (3.3L) with the back two cylinders taken off. It's a slight redesign included a new and better head, valve train and reinforced bottom end. So, it's kinda new when they came out in 1984, and kinda old as the basic design of the six dates back to the first Falcon in 1959! Tough little buggers eh?

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