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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:05 pm 
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Can I ask... about converting to multi-point... (off topic I know.. sorry) but is that something that's truly worth doing & is it an expensive exercise??

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:28 am 
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My mate has a EL ex taxi that has 950,000km's on it and it still rips good burnouts and goes pretty good. Original engine BTW.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:34 am 
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WOW... close to the magic million!! Good to hear!!!!! :) Major mod FREE too...

Though my speedo will never show this, I'd like to think my old girl will get there... though the horse towing will surely take its toll.... eventually... :(

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:07 am 
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my EF has done 225,000 running extremely well, has not a missed a beat since i bought it 2 years ago almost :) ive done around 40,000kms

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 1:34 am 
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the XG has got 601533km on it and its never had the tappet cover off...
had the coil relocated to the inner guard, and thats about it..
been an NRMA ute its whole life too
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:44 am 
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My EA has 260,000 on the clock i thought that was high but seeing the ones on here its not to bad haha...its running hard still leaves the holdens in the dust...only prob i've found so far is the gear box seems a little loose
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:20 pm 
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A bloke i know here in canberra has an EB 4ltr with over 400,000 clicks and hes added a nice turbo setup...i think 280rwkw now and has been running without issues for 35 or so thousand kms :P

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 4:32 pm 
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the ef xr6 just clicked over 150k.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:58 pm 
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my 93 fairmont has done 138,000km, has had headstuds + gasket replaced.

Also makes a funny noise in the rear end when doing slow, tight turns ie car park. :\
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:47 pm 
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If it sounds like ball bearings in a can, it's most likely coming from the diff (low fluid) or could be wheel bearings.

If it's just on one side, check your diff for fluid (oil) level & think wheel bearings &/or seals on that side.

I have just (today) had a diff seal done & before that had a clackety sound in the diff area/wheel on that side (sometimes only) & the back wheel on that side had a greasy build-up inside the wheel rim... YUCK to try cleaning!!

Hope this helps??? :)

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:12 pm 
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my 92eb fairmont has done 291000 km runs awesome just starting to get noisey in the bottom end . :D
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:36 pm 
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Great to hear your stories on mega-mileage....

It makes me feel more confident in pumping some money
into my EB, mag wheels and the like.
Just had a service with some new plugs and she's running
sweet-as.
I bought my car at 264 thou and looking forward to many more
km's yet..........

Thanks everybody/
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:01 pm 
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mines got 297,000ks on it and its still goin hard. Head gasket done around 255.000ks.

I just keep the old girl going with good fresh oil+filter every 5000ks. :D

Still goes hard, also do a trans service every 6 months.

A lil noisy in the bottom end when cold but thats about it.
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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:12 pm 
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1995 ef fairmont 270000kms running sweet... only lately the tranny has started making a high pitched whiney noise when in 4th gear???

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 5:17 pm 
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Mine aint got got mega mileage. 92,000 kms. Just the usual little niggly problems.

 

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