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So I have officially driven 100,000 miles in my ST. I know a few others have as well, but i seem to be the most active member with mileage this high. I decided to start this to document my build and to answer any questions. This isn't officially a "build thread" yet, but in the very near future, my ST will be going through quite the change.

A few details about my ST:

2013 Performance Blue ST2
Build Date: October 30, 2012
Delivered: November 23, 2012
Sale Mileage: 52
Mileage as of 9/14/2015 = 103705


Warranty Work Done:

- 11/14/12 - Recall Performed - 12T08B reprogramed APIM. 14D212 Replace navigation map. Mileage = 10

- 01/14/13 - Had a clicking noise when i turned left and right. Front Strut bearings were bad. Replaced both front struts and replaced both bearing plates. Mileage = 3300

- 02/01/13 - MyTouch Screen would go blank. Phone would not work. APIM replaced. Mileage = 4650

- 10/07/13 - Paint was chipping around my tail lights. Rear lamp body replaced.Had my tail lamp pockets sanded and refinished. Was given a loaner free of charge. Mileage = 27161

- 10/23/13 - TSB Performed. 13-6-10. RMM replaced. TSB 13-10-6 After hanging up from a phone call, Sync would reboot itself. Reprogrammed APIM. Was given a loaner free of charge. Mileage = 34156

- 10/30/13 - TSB Performed. 13-9-9. While going over bumps and during turns, a creaking sound from the front end could be heard. Mileage = 34838

- 11/04/13 - TSB Performed. 12-5-11. Creaking noise was still happening. Replaced Front Left Upper strut mount bearing. Mileage = 35375

- 10/15/14 - Recall 14S17. Wiring splice Repair. Mileage = 81843

Non-Warranty Work Done: (don't have dates)

- 4 sets of tires and alignments

- 3 sets of brake pads (still stock rotors)

- 1 set of stock rotors

- 1 set of front and rear struts/shocks

- Oil changes about every 5,800 miles (5w-30 semi-syn)

- Engine Code of P1296. Stalled after fill-up. Replaced Purge valve

- HPFP replaced at 103,000 miles.

- Battery replaced at 108,000 miles.

- Brake Fluid flushed out at 116k/ replaced with wilwood 570 fluid

- Transmission fluid drained at 116k/ replaced with stock fluid

Aftermarket Work Done:

- Unleashed/Steeda/Cobb/Freektune/Stratified 93/e30 Tuned

- Green filter with no lid

- Straight pipe from turbo-back

- CXRacing FMIC

- Denso ITV22 plugs

- JBR heavy knob

- Boomba BOV

- SS delete

- Transmission Side Bushings from Boosted Designs

- Stainless Steel Brake Lines w/570 Fluid

- CNT Catless Downpipe


As of right now, the only problem I have is the HPFP which is being replaced. My driver side door handle has lost some paint on the inside part of the handle.

That's basically everything as of 9/14/2015. I'm going to be updating this post as time goes on, and eventually i will ask to move this post to the build section once that starts.

I will be posting pictures of my interior and exterior. If you guys want any specific photos, just ask and i will try my best to take them. My housing community is very strict with any car work, and i always get yelled at when i'm cleaning my filter, so just keep that in mind when asking for pics.


Edit1: I forgot to mention, I've worked in the car industry for the past 6 years doing IT. When I purchased the car, I was the IT manager for a Ford dealer in Lake Worth, FL. I am currently the IT director at a medium sized auto group on the treasure coast in Florida. We own 11 different manufactures with Lincoln being one of them. If anyone needs guidance with how to handle situations with their dealership, I can help with that as well. Also, yes, I am still on the stock clutch.

Edit2: Adding Pictures.

Edit3: Updated about leaky battery, and brake lines covered in acid.

Edit4: Had new brakes, brake lines, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and one piece lug nuts installed.

Edit 5: Catless Downpipe finally purchased from forum member @looktothesky08

Edit 6: Purchased boost gauge from forum moderator @Fuxalt

Edit 7: Catless Downpipe installed.
 

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Done anything with the carbon build up? Intake cleaning, etc. Be interested to see what the intake tracts look like if they haven't been touched.
 

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Just wondering if you're on the stock clutch, and if so how has it been holding up?
Did the dealership give you any grief when describing the strut bearing noise? I ask because my FoST is making the noise and I am planning to bring it in next week to get checked out.
 

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Just wondering if you're on the stock clutch, and if so how has it been holding up?
Did the dealership give you any grief when describing the strut bearing noise? I ask because my FoST is making the noise and I am planning to bring it in next week to get checked out.
I would assume stock clutch since he has posted all the info on work done very cleanly
 

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Congrats on 100k. Do you think the HPFP issue is related to running e30?
I don't think so. Our fuel pumps are the same as the flex fuel pumps. The check engine light came on Sunday night, after a day of some heavy footed driving. It's not related, but I think it just gave out from all the hard driving I do on a regular basis.

Thanks for making this thread. You are a gentleman and a scholar

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Thank you, sir. I hope this helps people feel better about their car, even when modifying.

Done anything with the carbon build up? Intake cleaning, etc. Be interested to see what the intake tracts look like if they haven't been touched.
I have not. I don't have anything in place like an OCC either. The only cleaning I do is the air filter. When I start my engine build, I'm going to be taking before and after a of everything.

Just wondering if you're on the stock clutch, and if so how has it been holding up?
Did the dealership give you any grief when describing the strut bearing noise? I ask because my FoST is making the noise and I am planning to bring it in next week to get checked out.
I am. Stock clutch. And it's holding amazingly well. Part of it is I don't launch the car. Part of it is knowing how to drive the car. Part of it is living in south Florida, no hills.

The dealership did not. I forgot to mention, I've worked for a ford or a Lincoln dealership for the past 6 years. They know about me being tuned, and don't really care. Mention the TSB, and you should be ok.


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I understand that the hpfp is the same as the flex focus but since the flex focus is not a "performance" vehicle do u think that fuel pump had more stress on it and have out early because of that?
 

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I understand that the hpfp is the same as the flex focus but since the flex focus is not a "performance" vehicle do u think that fuel pump had more stress on it and have out early because of that?
Well the stress could be part of it. My driving habits are pretty aggressive. I don't think the e30 had a play in it. When the tech took out the pump, he said nothing about ethanol, and he is aware of my e30 usage.
 

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Well the stress could be part of it. My driving habits are pretty aggressive. I don't think the e30 had a play in it. When the tech took out the pump, he said nothing about ethanol, and he is aware of my e30 usage.
Thanks, nice to see high mileage on a car that is beat on. I work from home and only drive for fun so my ST is hammered on whenever it gets driven.
 

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Well the stress could be part of it. My driving habits are pretty aggressive. I don't think the e30 had a play in it. When the tech took out the pump, he said nothing about ethanol, and he is aware of my e30 usage.
Good to know! Look forward to your build
 

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Thanks, nice to see high mileage on a car that is beat on. I work from home and only drive for fun so my ST is hammered on whenever it gets driven.
More importantly, my ST takes a beating in the South Florida heat.. I think its a mixture of proper maintenance, understanding how the car works, and a proper tune is what keeps it going without many problems. I feel like the issues I've had so far are par for the course. Nothing out of the ordinary.
 

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More importantly, my ST takes a beating in the South Florida heat.. I think its a mixture of proper maintenance, understanding how the car works, and a proper tune is what keeps it going without many problems. I feel like the issues I've had so far are par for the course. Nothing out of the ordinary.
I'm just above the FL/GA line so mine is driven in 90+ high humidity most often.

With no issues myself, but only 25K miles in 2 years, I think you are right working the car hard is not an issue if you understand what is going on.
 

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So I have officially driven 100,000 miles in my ST. I know a few others have as well, but i seem to be the most active member with mileage this high. I decided to start this to document my build and to answer any questions. This isn't officially a "build thread" yet, but in the very near future, my ST will be going through quite the change. ...
Congrats on the 100k, LOLMS3! I hope the next 100K treats you as well as the first. :) I'll be here if you need me.

Just wondering if you're on the stock clutch, and if so how has it been holding up?
Did the dealership give you any grief when describing the strut bearing noise? I ask because my FoST is making the noise and I am planning to bring it in next week to get checked out.
Hey Melo_Outt,

Send over a PM with your name, VIN, mileage, dealer, and best daytime phone number. I'll look over some resources on my end to see how I can help get your ST running in tip-top shape again. Talk to you soon! :)

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Pic #1: Mileage



Pic #2: Paint Damage on hood driver side near windshield



Pic #3&4: Film peeling off both headlights




Pic #5: Front bumper with broken/cracked fog lights



Pic #6: Driver side rear wheel Rash



Pic #7: Fade on black trim pieces



Pic #8: Driver side door handle paint loss



Pic #9: Damage to the plastic in passenger side wheel well



Pic #10: Drive seat



Pic #11: Steering wheel. Can see wear on lower left side



Pic #12: Not sure what this is called, but driver and passenger side door both have this.



Pic #13: Front 1/4



Pic #14: Rear 1/4

 
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