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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 6:58 pm 
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my unchel's EA had 380 000km on it when he sold it. he had it scince new and never touched the engine. after 15 years the car still was in mint condition.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:03 pm 
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hmmm if u treat 'em right, falcons last a lifetime, service regularly, but the main thing change the oil and oil filter every 5-8thousand k's and u will practically double the life of your car, i've seen BA Taxi's already wif nearly 500,000 on it, although wif that many there is a good chance he'd be getting close to a rebuild...
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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:27 pm 
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our au2 taxi has 870,000k's and we just changed to fuchs 20/50 from penzoil gas 15/40 which was used since 50,000k's, because the bottom end developed a little rattle on start ups and started drinking abt 500ml oil between services, oil and filter changed every 15,000k's will make it 10 now thou.
the only major thing problem we've had is it fried the coil pack abt 100,000k's ago.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:43 pm 
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Wow, this thread makes me confident. Mine has clocked 111 000kms under my ownership (109 000km when I got it), so looks like I have many years of driving left in the old girl.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2005 10:48 pm 
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140 000km. runs really sweet. has had a dirty injector and a starting to blowout radiator side tank (which has been fixed)

cant complain at all

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 3:53 pm 
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EBXR6 done 275000ks and still goes hard well it did till the rego ran out 9 months ago needs RWC to regester and a bit of work like a new mufler, breaks, wind screen and a new fuze clip on the fuse box...

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 5:08 pm 
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my engine currently has a mere 57kms (not thou, just 57) on it.. does that count?
acutally after numerous mods my car has no original drivetrain left in it so i dont know how many km's its done :)

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:26 pm 
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my ef has done 117,000.... all has been good.. lifters were changed at 87000 thats bout it

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:11 pm 
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298,000, one headgasket at 110,000, one dizzy at bout 275,000, an LPG convertor 260,000, and 2 starter motors one at 150,000 and another at 295,000....and the auto looks like it need some attention ATM....
They really can last for ever if you look after them.

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:47 pm 
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my new toy - 1987 ZL, has 295,000 on the clock, but its had some work done to it - new head / light freshen up (so the guy sez...) also ran on lpg too - but thats not conencted nemore

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 9:05 pm 
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My EL Fairmont has done 175000kms (done 65000kms myself in about 7 months) and have had nothing but problems with it since i bought it. All up i have spent around $10000 having it repaired. The gearbox blew up the first 2 months i had it, replaced the brakes (warped rotors), replaced leaking shocks (had lowered at the same time), replaced radiator along with other various things that just add up, and now the head gasket and diff are on their way out.

Must be a mondays car... :evil:
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 10:57 pm 
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My EL Futura has clocked up 138k.

My power steering pump is making some noises but that is about all. My car sees quiet a bit of strip time too.

Looks like it will be going for a lot longer

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:11 pm 
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the 92eb has just clicked over 300,000 and travels about 500-700km per week run like new exept wind noise from door sills
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Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2005 11:30 pm 
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My EL Fairmont has done 175000kms (done 65000kms myself in about 7 months) and have had nothing but problems with it since i bought it. All up i have spent around $10000 having it repaired. The gearbox blew up the first 2 months i had it, replaced the brakes (warped rotors), replaced leaking shocks (had lowered at the same time), replaced radiator along with other various things that just add up, and now the head gasket and diff are on their way out.

Must be a mondays car... :evil:


Did you get that from a car yard?

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2005 3:10 am 
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my EBII is approaching 322000km and still goes quite well. (touch wood)headgasket replaced at 300000km. transmission whines a bit in 1st 2nd and 4th but im confident it will last a fair while.
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