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post #21 of 60 Old 12th November 2018, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by technician117 View Post
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.
Or just do oil analysis and replace components when the oil says it's time...?
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253k on my 2000. Original timing chain guides made it to 251k miles. Still runs great but she loves oil.
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My '02 has been on DD duty since 2008... so the last decade, 47k to 207k miles. So far, on her first rebuild (main guides went at 127k), 3rd rear subframe, and 3rd set of caramel seats.

'02 LeMans Blue/Caramel e60 SSK/ZHP Knob, Ground Control Coilovers & Camber Plates, 275 square, Dinan Exhaust, rebuilt S62 @ 127k mi by Jack's Transmissions

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I have 123,000 miles on my 2001. Its my daily driver but I work very close to work and have my wifes Kia Sportage for family duties.

No major work but all the expected maintenance and wear items. Suspension bushings and engine mounts to come soon.

Off the top of my head, these things have been addressed in no particular order:

Fuel pump
Fuel filter
Clutch (FW & Disc)
Transmission (had it replaced 2 months after ownership due to a bad reverse gear)
KW Coil overs
O2 Sensors
Sway bars
end links
Rear view mirror

Im sure theres more im missing. Still no pixel issues or head unit issues (knock on wood)

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Purchased at 109,000 I think in April. 114,000 now. No major issues. Still will crack 140mph on demand. Damn I love this car.
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'01 - coming in on 300K km's - 186k miles - 200K km's while in my care.
About to do a rod bearing change. Have all the parts - need to book it in.
Wondering about timing chain guides while there - worth it?

Motor is strong. As it gets older - doesn't like being lugged around in a high gear and low rpm.
Been dealing with what I refer to as high load/low rpm knock for around 100K km's. I guess it's not too severe as there has been no ill effects.
Warm up slowly - then no large throttle/high gear applications south of 2500rpm. 2500+ rpm and I'm pretty good to go. Also try not to wind much past 6500rpm - no real reason based on the torque curve.

Seems to prefer higher octane these days as well. 93 or 94 - unfortunately both E10 varieties.

0W40 oil for a bit until consumption got a bit much. > 5L per change with Motul 5W40
Liqui Moly 10W60 now - running about 3L or so between oil changes 15K km's. Not a big deal.

Engine Related - Fuel Pump, Valve Cover Gaskets, DME fan, Mechanical FAN conversion, Accessory Tensioner Pulleys, Thermostats that get stuck open (Hate that job), Ignition Coil, Intake/Exhaust CPS, some cleaning intake - seafoam mopar combustion chamber cleaner.

So far - have had no reason to open the engine.

Last time I did compression test was about 245K Km's - 182-195 PSI - Cylinders 5 and 6 being the lowest for some reason.
S62 Engine Compression is rated at what 11:1? I understand measurement range is supposed to be 12-14 bar? 174 - 203 PSI? So within healthy range I think for an engine at that mileage.
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Picked up a 230k 2000 Royal Red/Caramel 2 Owner car a few months ago. Been slowly getting her back out of DD shape.
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Originally Posted by 3pedal View Post
Wow 230k! Only 2 owners makes a difference. Great color combo.
I was looking for M Parallels for a co-worker and ended up buying a car SMH. Car needs some love, not show worthy at the moment for sure.
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