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BrianCartwright

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NOW HEAR THIS
« on: October 20, 2010, 09:44:00 am »

My trusty steed and model boat transporter has just passed the iconic mileage of 100,000 miles on the 19th. October 2010 at 4.18pm.
I'm not having a party though, just an extra shot of Redex and an extra polish of the camshaft.(Not me, the car. :-)) :-)) :-))

regards Brian
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 09:53:10 am »

Congratulations  :-))

What make and model is it?
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 10:21:24 am »

My old (1992) Honda station wagon is up to 250,000 miles now and still hauls boats real well.

John
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 10:31:12 am »

I have a 1997 honda crv auto  100,000  miles and no rust great car,
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 10:41:52 am »

Can't beat my 1995 Toyota RAV4 150,000,  been as far as Greece Bulgaria and Turkey. It has NEVER
broken down and its still going strong and my wife uses it to pull the horsebox when I am away fishing in the new RAV.
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BrianCartwright

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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 11:42:19 am »

It seems my common or garden mondao estate 18oocc 2001 is quite a youngster.It is only the second time I have passed this milestone which was another mondeo.It's a special time for me as my previous long list of vehicles usually expire before this mileage.(they were only fit for the scrapyard)
Yers I drive'em hard. :-))
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 11:51:47 am »

My MK1 Cavalier did 120,000 but that was on two engines and three gearboxes. O0

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 01:34:08 pm »

  I think that's the point, Circlip. Modern oils and engine surfaces that actually fit properly from new have made all the difference. Remember decarbing and valve grinding every 10.000 miles? And you were lucky to get 45.000 miles from an engine.
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 01:53:25 pm »

Yes, it is easy to forget how reliable modern cars are.

In the 60s and even 70s cars would often start to fall apart after 3-5 years, rust. Lucky to get more than 10 years.
And my Dad had an Austin Cambridge that was in the garage almost every month, and he only drove about 3k miles per year.

My last couple of cars were high mileage when I bought them, and so they were cheap. However, my mileage was low. In fact in my last two years in UK it was less than 5k per year.

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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 02:18:18 pm »

Best I got was on my (bought at 30k) petrol Peugeot 405 estate, whose timing belt ripped - naturally within minutes of me thinking I ought have it checked, and only a hundred yards from home - at 150k.

...I drove that thing halfway to the Moon. :-)) Had the belt been replaced I think it would have been good for at least another 50k.

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« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 02:44:25 pm »

  I think that's the point, Circlip. Modern oils and engine surfaces that actually fit properly from new have made all the difference. Remember decarbing and valve grinding every 10.000 miles? And you were lucky to get 45.000 miles from an engine.

 How I remember that. My father had an Austin 850 (1960 I believe). Every year it was a head tear down. He did the tear down, no prizes for guessing who got the carbon clean up and lapping job. I guess the experience served me well. Can do one no problem now. But with modern engines, who needs it done?

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« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 02:47:56 pm »

I swapped my Vectra Estate with my lad ( baby came along) 108 K miles for his Escort hatchback 170 K, still going.

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« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 02:59:02 pm »

I have a 1999 1.9l non-turbo diesel Peugeot 207 2 door with 104,000 on the clock. I've had to replace the front springs when they broke ( bloody pot holes in the road and "traffic calming bumps"  >:-o ) a couple of suspension bushes ( strangely cheaper to replace the whole arm with both bushes than pay for the time to replace just the bushes !! ) and the glow plugs got changed 2 years ago , the exhaust has been changed ( except for the cat ) in small sections over the last 4 years. Still get over 30mpg in the town and on the very few times I drive out of town I can still get almost 50mpg out of her. Started to bubble up with rust a little by the door windows but apart from that not a problem.

The car needed a small amount of welding to get through its MOT 2 years ago but apart from that its been by far the most reliable and economical car I have ever owned ( and this one is my 13th even though I've owned it for 8 years now !! )
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« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 03:22:08 pm »

Bought an Escort Diesel with 75K on clock, sold it 9 years later with 150K on clock, engine like a brick, body dead.

  How is it that there's always money to put speed bumps down, but never any to repair the potholes??

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« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 03:29:40 pm »

Had a Volvo barge (740 estate) some years ago, put 100k on it in my ownership, went all around europe towing, sold it 10 years ago with 150k on the clock, and I saw it still going strong earlier this year!

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« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2010, 03:50:56 pm »

Is this something new - every  3rd MoT it was usually a new exhaust now my RAV is 15+ yrs old and still
has the original.  Is it because of the catalyser??
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« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2010, 04:36:44 pm »

Probably, Geoff. A working catalytic converter removes CO and nitrous oxides to make CO2 and N2, both relatively benign gases compared to the acidic/reactive former ones.

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2010, 04:57:31 pm »

My Car is a Nissan Qashqui 2010 model with 2500miles on the clock its 48 days old,and its a piece of Junk,since i got it on the 2nd Sept,with 3 miles on the clock,..the rain reactive wipers have stopped working,the light sensitive headlights please themselves,the onboard computer is a joke,...but thankfully its going back next Wednesday,..and then i,ll get something different,..all this new technology might be good for some things,but in cars,forget it,

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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2010, 05:04:17 pm »

Wanna swap for my Escort then?

Bob
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« Reply #19 on: October 20, 2010, 07:38:24 pm »

Wanna swap for my Escort then?

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« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2010, 08:05:13 pm »

I'll take that as a negative response then!!

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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2010, 09:11:40 pm »

My trusty steed and model boat transporter has just passed the iconic mileage of 100,000 miles on the 19th. October 2010 at 4.18pm.
I'm not having a party though, just an extra shot of Redex and an extra polish of the camshaft.(Not me, the car. :-)) :-)) :-))

regards Brian

My 2002 workhorse 3 Series went over 145,000 miles today. And I've driven virtually every single one of them too  :-))
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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2010, 09:38:53 pm »

My 1996 Mondeo ghia estate just rolled over 135000 last week, bought it two years ago for 80 with 97 thou on it. Engine brilliant, body ok all electrics still working, but had to change a back door lock and replaced front seats with all singing leather jobbies, cost including last MOT 90. Coming to the end of its days now though, clutch starting to slip, cat started rattling and small crack appeared in windscreen yesterday  <:(   
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« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2010, 10:41:42 pm »

My Peugeot 406 estate passed the 100,000 mile mark earlier this year. she's still going strong,a few scratches but great car for boating. Dave.
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« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2010, 10:52:28 pm »

My 1.8 Mondeo (2000 on an X) has now done 150,000miles  (bought 14 months ago for 100) and my 1998 Volvo V70 T5 (300 2 months ago) is fast coming up to 195,000 miles my previous car a 1994 jag finaly gave up the ghost thanks to rust at 187,000 miles
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