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School me on the 2003 3.0 duratec v6


1987ranger12394

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its in my new to me 2003 ford escape 4x4
I'm clueless as to what I can do to it if it has any potential or if I should just turnit into a boring dd
 


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maybe try a Taurus or Contour forum to see what they are doing???

and of course google, there are a few links there.

not trying to shoo you off, just think more info may be there.
 

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They are good engines but I have never seen much done to one.
 

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Appreciate the response 👍
 

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I worked at a dealer for 42 years and can't recall a problem with a 3.0 Duratec specifically and very few with Escapes in general. I've owned 2 new Escapes, a 2011 and a 2016. When I retired in 17, I had an Escape, as did both my service advisors,2 techs, the body shop managers ex wife(they were still married when they bought it), 2 salesmen, one lady in accounting, and the GM. Keep up with the maintenance and it will treat you well.
 

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I worked at a dealer for 42 years and can't recall a problem with a 3.0 Duratec specifically and very few with Escapes in general. I've owned 2 new Escapes, a 2011 and a 2016. When I retired in 17, I had an Escape, as did both my service advisors,2 techs, the body shop managers ex wife(they were still married when they bought it), 2 salesmen, one lady in accounting, and the GM. Keep up with the maintenance and it will treat you well.
Thank you thats a lot of what I've been hearing
 

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they do make a blower for it if anyone was wondering. Extra 80 hp not really worth the time
 

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they do make a blower for it if anyone was wondering. Extra 80 hp not really worth the time
40% increase in power would definitely make it on my "worth the time" list. Lift it an inch or two, slap some skidplates on it, all terrains.. Blower.. It would be a great light duty offroader.
 

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Already got the only 2in lift they make in my shopping cart and a set of 30in mts on the way. Haha
 

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no way I was going to drive a 4x4 and not lift it and throw some real tread on.
 

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I have a 2011 escape awd. Love it! put on a brush guard, step bars, trailer hitch & window ventvisors. Bought it about 6 months ago. Ive towed with it some and am quite impressed with it. Have gotten 20mpg highway with it. Rides nice, plenty of power. I didnt like the underneath spare so its now in the back and have a removeable shelf over top of it. Its my girl’s daily driver and Im behind the wheel on the weekends (and I seen to be the one filling the tank then too) Id have another. I did breifly own a older one, bought it for 200, it didnt run and was going to be a major headache so I sent it on down the road.
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I had the predecessor 2.5 Duratec V6 in my '99 Cougar, it was a great engine. One of Ford's best I think.
 

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