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post #1 of 60 Old 9th November 2018, 09:22 AM Thread Starter
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My car (2001 European model) is approaching 210,000km (130,000 miles) and is running smoothly, with the exception of some electrical problems. I've been trying to take good care of it and have not had any serious problems with the engine or other major parts. I replaces most of the rubber gaskets on the engine and other elements some 3-4 years ago and some parts which were mentioned as possible problems on threads here.

What is your experience? What mileage do you have on your cars and how long did the engine last without a need of a serious repair?

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post #2 of 60 Old 9th November 2018, 09:27 AM
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109500 miles (2001 car) Iíve replaced the thermostat main coolant hoses, radiator and viscous fan but apart from servicing Iíve never been inside the engine.


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102000 miles ,,,2003 ,,supercharged it at 55000 miles in January 2012,,
Did the following prior to supercharged :
Thermostat,,replace all coolants hoses ,,replace radiator ,,replace all hoses under plenums,,waterpump,,fan clutch ,,clutch and flywheels,,fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator,,alternator,,,starter,,all suspensions undercar,,engine mounts,,short shifter,,valves cover gaskets,,RMS rear main seals,,change all fluids in car,,Evap under plenums ,,I hope I did not forget something
Car running excellent,,and pushing 485hp at wheels.

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Im at 197xxx miles and sheís daily driven, bought her in March at 186xxx. Pulls like a train and Iíve been picking away at some deferred maintenance from PO.


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Just cracked 170K, drive it every day 30 miles each way on the highway.

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185K, daily driver though I work from home now. Timing chain guides at 125k, otherwise normal maintenance.
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... and @170K no major work on my motor. Original guides and bearings. I think the fact that it drinks 10L of oil between oil changes means it's always had fresh oil!

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137kmi on mine. Just did a full tuneup and sent the oil out to Blackstone, everything is looking great internally. Original guides and bearings. I change my oil every year or every 4000 miles, whichever comes first

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