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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:48 pm 
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Apart from milky white in the oil, what else to look for in a EF/EL engine with 200k km plus on the clock.
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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:50 pm 
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Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 10:52 pm 
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Check when the Head Gasket was done, if its been running with Coolant, with over 200kms it will tick, check if it blows smoke & service history..

 

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 Post subject: Re: Buying cars with +200k km on the clock
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:15 pm 
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twirqurky wrote:
Apart from milky white in the oil, what else to look for in a EF/EL engine with 200k km plus on the clock.


Seized caliper slide pins, worn out slip-yoke bushes, worn out front disc rotors, worn lower Bj's, RHF door hinge bushes worn, water pump and idlers noisy, the list goes on.........................................

 

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 Post subject: Re: Buying cars with +200k km on the clock
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:41 pm 
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cjh wrote:
twirqurky wrote:
Apart from milky white in the oil, what else to look for in a EF/EL engine with 200k km plus on the clock.


Seized caliper slide pins, worn out slip-yoke bushes, worn out front disc rotors, worn lower Bj's, RHF door hinge bushes worn, water pump and idlers noisy, the list goes on.........................................


Uhh..yeah...about them. No idea what the hell you just said.
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Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 2:45 am 
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sorry to steal your thread, but the title caught my attention coz my car has done 220.

cjh would the worn door hinge bushes make the door sit lower than normal. coz i notice that when i close it, it move up an onto the catch.
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Posted: Thu Feb 22, 2007 3:04 am 
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Fords are tough, 200,000 is nothing just run in.....

now seriously... this really depends on the car, how was that 200+kays done? was it a country car or a city car. country cars drive longer usually at high speed so not as much wear on things then there is the city car. small trips and stop start traffic etc. so I guess you have to take each car on its own merit.
I have seen cars that look and drive like new with 350,000 on then and seen absolutre dogs with 250,000. so depends on how they are driven/looked after, serviced every X amount of kays yada yada.

by they way my car has 807,000 still on the original motor, has a few rough spots/war wounds from being a cab, but still keeps going

 

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