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Every 250 Miles or Weekly (whichever occurs first)
Check engine oil level
Check engine coolant level
Check windshield washer fluid level
Check brake fluid level
Check tire wear and psi


Every 3,000 Miles or 3 Months (whichever occurs first)
all items previously listed plus:
Check power steering fluid level
Check automatic transmission fluid level
Check engine oil and oil filter
Check clutch pedal freeplay


Every 6,000 Miles or 6 Months (whichever occurs first)
all items previously listed plus:
Check and service battery
Inspect and replace windshield wiper blades
Rotate tires
Check seatbelt operation


Every 15,000 Miles or 12 Months (whichever occurs first)
all items previously listed plus:
Inspect and replace underhood hoses
Inspect cooling system
Check fuel system
Inspect steering and suspension componenets
Inspect brakes
Check manual transmission lubricant level
Check rear differential lubricant level


Every 30,000 Miles or 24 Months (whichever occurs first)
all items previously listed plus:
Check engine drivebelts
Inspect ignition system components
Replace air filter
Check PCV valve
Replace fuel filter
Inspect exhaust system
Change automatic transmission fluid and filter
Service cooling system
Change brake fluid


Every 60,000 Miles or 48 Months (whichever occurs first)
all items previously listed plus:
Replace spark plugs
Change manual transmission lubricant
Change rear differential lubricant



Recommended Fuel
All except Cobra- unleaded 87+octane
Cobra- unleaded 91+ octane

Engine Coolant
50/50 mixture of ethylene glycol antifreeze and water

Brake Fluid
Dot 3 or Dot 4 brake fluid

Differential Lube
80W-90 Lubricant; for trak-lock axles: add 4oz of friction modifier when changing oil



Fluid Capacities

Oil Capacities
3.8L V6- 5qts
4.6L V8 (-1996)- 5qts
4.6L V8 (1997+)- 6qts
5.0L V8- 5qts

Fuel Capacity
15.4 gallons

Cooling System Capacities
V6- 11.8qts
V8- 14.1qts

Automatic Transmissions
AODE- 12.5qts
4R70W- V6- 13.9qts; V8- 12.8qts

Manual Transmissions
T5- 5.6qts
T45- 6.6qts

Rear Differential
7.5"- 3.25pts
8.8"- 3.75pts



Ignition

Firing Order

Spark Plug Gap
.052"

Torque Specs
Wheel Lug- 85-105 ft./lbs
Spark Plugs- 7-14 ft./lbs
Oil Pan Drain Plug- 8-12ft./lbs; '98 V8- 15-19 ft./lbs
Auto Transmission Pan Bolts- 10-12 ft./lbs
Manual Transmission Drain/Fill Plug- 12-22 ft./lbs
Rear Differential Drain/Fill Plug- 12-22 ft./lbs

Source: Haynes Manual and a Ford Mustang blog.
 

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Wow, this is AWESOME info to have on hand!
 

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Your levels for the T-5 and T-45 are in PINTS, whereas you labeled them as QUARTS. T-45 takes 6.6 pints or 3.3 quarts.
 

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03 Cobra Maintenance

My Cobra is garage kept and has approx. 16K miles. Should I change the coolant since the car is 10 years old? Any other fluid changes recommended? I put about 750 to 1500 miles on it a year. She gets a fresh 6 Qts. of Mobil 1 once a year.
 

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My Cobra is garage kept and has approx. 16K miles. Should I change the coolant since the car is 10 years old? Any other fluid changes recommended? I put about 750 to 1500 miles on it a year. She gets a fresh 6 Qts. of Mobil 1 once a year.

I hope you exercise them ponies on the weekends, Stangs need to run and stretch them legs. :)

To answer your question, YES, change the coolant.

If you have not done any fluid changes (with the exception of the oil) replace Transmission fluid, Differential fluid, brake fluid, power steering, regrease the ball joints thru the ball joint nipple...
 

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Anyone know when to replace the timing chain and water pump? I'm at 100K plus miles and I'm just wondering for preventative maintenance. Its for a 1996 cobra
 

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Does anyone know if a 04 cobra supercharger would fit on my 2010 4.6l 3v?
Really?......no


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Anyone know when to replace the timing chain and water pump? I'm at 100K plus miles and I'm just wondering for preventative maintenance. Its for a 1996 cobra
As far as I know you DO NOT have to change chains there not like belts, water pump I'm not sure about the rules around 90K being there easy to change I'd say go for it soon


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Does anyone know if a 04 cobra supercharger would fit on my 2010 4.6l 3v?
noup... won't fit. You could make it fit with about 4 grand but I won't be cost effective for the power it would make. Another good advice is to search other posts, all of these things have been covered over and over again and same thing goes to questions about gears, exhaust, electric superchargers lol, etc It is way easier to search a bit than to wait for people to answer in an unrelated thread. I've done the same thing as you in the past and I've learned now lol
 
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