- Mar 9, 2022
- My Lincoln
- 2012 MKT
Interesting data.The Ford Tech Makuloco on Youtube talks about all the possible flaws in this vehicle. Here are some of them:
#1. Water pump failure- Past 150000 miles water pump failure is an expensive possibility. Its a good idea to be aware and perform oil testing.
#2. Suspension- You need new lower front control arms every 120000 miles, struts/shocks every 50000 miles and swaybar endlinks when they break.
#3. Transmission fluid change...Get it flushed eveey 30000 miles and you wont have issue with the trans.
#4. Oil...Every 3000 miles change
#5. Plugs/coils change every 60000 miles.
#6. Coolant and thermostat every 80000 miles.
#7. PTU fluid every 30000 miles. Rear axle fluid every 50000 miles.
Just searched Cargurus. They list 35 MKT livery vehicles for sale. 4 have over 300K miles, 12 have over 200K miles, 26 over 100K.
I wonder how many of these livery drivers changed oil every 3K miles, trans fluid every 30K miles. I would place my bet on their NOT doing so.
I also wonder how Makuloco determines that an oil change at 3K, as opposed to, say 4 or 5K, yields better results. How would he validate these data? The statistical uncertainty alone would be significant.
But, I'm a skeptic. Life's experiences have taught to to believe: nobody.