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Old 10th November 2018, 12:34 AM
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178k miles on mine - bought with 109k 6 years ago - put 100 miles on it couple of times a week generally. All engine is original apart from usual sensors and maint.

Uses maybe 1/2 litre of oil every few K.
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Old 10th November 2018, 04:04 AM
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Just hit the 124 000 miles and I do all my maintenance and never had internal work done other than clutch
Used to be my daily driving car and put 90000 mile in 12years


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Old 10th November 2018, 07:36 PM
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Old 11th November 2018, 12:19 AM
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2002 sold to Clemster with 237K...
R. - she's now in my hands, after I totaled mine a couple of weeks ago (2000, 148K miles, was running strong but an oil burner).
The car runs fantastic and the engine is incredibly devoid of valvetrain or other noise once warmed up - I imagine it will run better once I replace the stuck-open thermostat!
I had Adam swap all of the new flywheel/clutch/shifter-bits/driveshaft (new guibo and CV in installed) and my seats and door panels into your old beast before I got it from him last week.

She's an incredibly strong and nice running and handling car for 237K miles!

Thanks for taking such good care of her!
(sent you a PM a few days ago)

Back story: I wrecked my 2000 because I was on Mich PSS tires , it was a bit chilly, and I had DSC OFF. Car got loose on acceleration onto the highway and felt like it was on ice after that. Spun past and around a Prius I was following, going across his bow backwards, he drove by me on my passenger side just before I hit the guardrail with the driver's side of the car, going backwards. Probably going 30mph max.
Lesson learned - if you're on summer Ultra performance tires and it's below 60, just leave the DSC ON!!! Stupid move that resulted in a car that still ran great and drove fine, just a totaled body.
Adam is parting her out now.


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I just got mine and it has 170k miles. I couldn’t believe how well the engine has held up at this mile/age
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Old 11th November 2018, 03:05 PM
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I'm at 282,000 miles. Lots of regular maintenance and sensors, etc. but no internal work.

Unfortunately, in the grand scheme, it's a crap shoot. Rod bearings and timing chain guides can go at almost any miles beyond 150k, with plenty of stories of failures sooner. If the car is running great and you have mechanical sympathy, I would keep going without opening the engine. That said, you might want to pull the lower oil pan occasionally (maybe every couple of oil changes) and inspect for chain guide pieces. A sure sign they are degrading and need replacing.

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Pete: Glad you're driving her...still has some good miles left. Not enough posts this time around, to respond to your PM. You can get my email from Adam if you have any questions on the car. Enjoy!
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2002 sold to Clemster with 237K...
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R. - she's now in my hands, after I totaled mine a couple of weeks ago (2000, 148K miles, was running strong but an oil burner).
The car runs fantastic and the engine is incredibly devoid of valvetrain or other noise once warmed up - I imagine it will run better once I replace the stuck-open thermostat!
I had Adam swap all of the new flywheel/clutch/shifter-bits/driveshaft (new guibo and CV in installed) and my seats and door panels into your old beast before I got it from him last week.

She's an incredibly strong and nice running and handling car for 237K miles!

Thanks for taking such good care of her!
(sent you a PM a few days ago)

Back story: I wrecked my 2000 because I was on Mich PSS tires , it was a bit chilly, and I had DSC OFF. Car got loose on acceleration onto the highway and felt like it was on ice after that. Spun past and around a Prius I was following, going across his bow backwards, he drove by me on my passenger side just before I hit the guardrail with the driver's side of the car, going backwards. Probably going 30mph max.
Lesson learned - if you're on summer Ultra performance tires and it's below 60, just leave the DSC ON!!! Stupid move that resulted in a car that still ran great and drove fine, just a totaled body.
Adam is parting her out now.


Cheers,
It went from one good guy to another, as it should be with a car like this. See, I don't part all of them out!

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Old 11th November 2018, 05:22 PM
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154000 and still going on my '02. No major engine/electrical issues. I don't get to drive as much in the last six months since my career change. I'm a hotshot driver and I'm on the road all the time now.

Bought my truck with 81xxx miles on it at the end of March. It's now at 136xxx miles. It may pass the M5 before the end of the year. LOL

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