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 Post subject: Falcon Mileage and Engine Longevity....
Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:22 pm 
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Hey there,

My 92 EB Fairmont has done 278,000km and seems to be in fairly good nick.

I was just wondering what some other cars have done in terms of
mileage and the kind of work that may need to be done in the
future....

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:42 pm 
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my ef runs pretty good at 270,000...

idles well, no major leaks/cracks, stock suspention is getting a little bouncy in the rear, but im getting it lowered soon anyway so im not fussed. still got good power from the engine, transmission is okay, the radiator blew a couple of months ago, but that was the one from the factory (10 years old) so overall im pretty happy.
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 4:56 pm 
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Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
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640,000 without an engine rebuild, and it's still rnning fine.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:11 pm 
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Ride: 2000 AU II Fairmont Ghia

Location: Brisbane Most of the time/Sydney Some of the time
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78,500, 3500 km late for service, and running sweet!
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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:48 pm 
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Ride: ED 5 Speed GLiXR

Location: Now in Brisbane
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the ED has 152,900 Km on the clock running sweet as. No problems, as of yet besides a leaking rear windscreen (has been fixed now)...Nothing done all stock...............so far :twisted:

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 10:46 pm 
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My XG ute has 199,551 on the clock ... odometer has stopped though ... not sure how long ago though.

I have a new odometer/trip meter to put in though ... but there is no leaks on the engine or gearbox ... is very smooth to drive ... still has a heap of power behind it ... and not too bad on fuel (just did Canberra and back to Sydney the other day with a bit of driving around the ACT as well).

I reckon I did somewhere between 600-700km on the day ... I filled up before I went ... and filled when I got back .. I cold only get 52L in the tank after the trip ... so economy was pretty good.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2005 11:37 pm 
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I sold my EF GLi with 256,000ks on it and it was running awesome. I wish I never sold it. :cry:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:17 am 
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my fairmont has 242000kms on it, and it goes pretty hard, keeps up with new 6cyl commodores

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 12:54 am 
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Pulco wrote:
my fairmont has 242000kms on it, and it goes pretty hard, keeps up with new 6cyl commodores


To a Commodore ? A Lada is better than them ....

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:06 am 
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I bought my 1988 EA in 1999 and the clock said 265,000km. The log book said it got to 220,000km in 1992 & right now the speedo says 270,400km after 6 years & never having a day standing still in the driveway since then 1999.... (?? 5,400km in 5 years...???... NOT!!)

The speedo itself works but it hasn't recorded a TRUE km since 1992. My sums at 20,000km a year (VERY light for me) makes a total of 260,000 plus 270,400 totalling 530,000km.

She runs "smoky" (see other post) & has done 1 head gasket since I've had her, new clutch a month ago & next Moday is having a diff seal fixed.... other than that (touching wood) she's a terrific car.

This may not HELP with tips, but to me it's testemant that these cars just "Keep on going". Regular tune-ups, weekly fluid checks & "Optimax" fule.... keeps my old girl going!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:47 am 
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Well ... look at the taxis out there ... they rack up so many km ... have heard of these engines hitting the 1 million km mark without a rebuild. If regularly serviced ... and not thrashed all of the time ... it will last a long time.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 3:11 am 
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My old EL had 270, 000. I knew the cars history since new, and in that time it had only broken down once. In the time I had it, all I had to repair was a relay for the brake lights and routine matinence. It still felt very good when I sold it. :(

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:03 am 
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:P my eb has 150,000 and goes great but saying that i think the alt gone cause the battery lights on in the dash board and the fan belt is noisy too so i think i got work to do

 

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 Post subject: eb falcon
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:P my eb has 150,000 and goes great but saying that i think the alt gone cause the battery lights on in the dash board and the fan belt is noisy too so i think i got work to do

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 6:21 pm 
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1989 EA with 230'000kms, and all that needed fixing to this date has been alternator, universals, and very recently, the transmission fluid all leaked out! I haven't driven it in 3 months, and its seems that the 'transmission extension housing' seal is rooted, according to the big puddle of fluid, and gregory book.

 

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