Originally Posted by BrokenVert
The Ford 302 is a beast of engine. I have one in my 01 Merc Mountaineer nd it still runs with well over 150,000 miles with no issues other than a sticky throttle body (I blame the salt air near the coast) and that was taken care of with a quick splash of WD-40.
Still powerful too, 8 seconds is mighty quick for 2 1/2 ton SUV. The sound is intoxicating too.
God im still a Ford guy, why the hell do I drive a BMW?
My rents had a 00 Mountaineer back in the day. I used to steal that car constantly. The car was great! Fast, fun, AWD, and a pretty decent factory sound system. The sub used could hit low real hard.
I remember putting cars in their place all the time off the line with that car
. I vaguely remember a guy at the Merc dealership telling me dudes with change would buy Stang GT's and the Mountaineer and doing engine swaps cuz the Mountaineer made like 20-30 more hp because it was tuned differently or something
. The dude could have been talking out his ass for all I know, never really looked into it.
Glad to see the 5.0 coming back though. Ford is doing some good stuff. I hope Chevy is taking notes.