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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:32 pm 
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I have an EL Ghia with Tickford 6 in it. It has done 139,000km now. It seems to pull hard, no leaks, doesnt use any oil. Seems pretty bullet proof.

If I wanted to freshio it up a little, what should I do? Recondition the motor? Whats this going to cost? Including labour, drive in drive out.

If its running right, is it better to leave it alone, freshion it up later?

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 2:42 pm 
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you shouldn't need to do a recond at only 140 thousand ... you say you got no problems with it - leave it alone!!!

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 3:52 pm 
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i'd be spending money on a good cam/exhaust package not reco'ing a motor thats only done 139,000 k's!! These I6's will last many a km if looked after well.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:07 pm 
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If it seems alright, it probably is.. my EL was perfectly fine at 300,000k's when I sold it.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 4:51 pm 
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if the engine has al the oils n coolant and other service aitems looked after over the life of the engine you should easily get 200.000km+ before thinking of a freshen up...

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 7:17 pm 
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save ur money until u start burning oil. If u give it a hard time it should stats burning oil by the time u get to 180000km. Then do ur rebuild.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:30 pm 
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i wouldn't bother with a freshen at those kms if it shows no signs of wear.

i just did mine at 220 000km. just a re-ring and bearing, new chain and guides. nothing over the top.

you'd be looking at about $600 in parts to do it properly.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:31 pm 
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i gotta freshen my motor up, its leaking oil from the timing chain cover i think but not 100% sure that is on the agenda this year sometime, mine has done 220 000kays

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:40 pm 
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Mines done 380,000. 180,000 is which me and my hard time. only prob i've had was o ring in the back of water pump, and 1 head gasket, and still never miss's a beat.
save your money

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2006 8:11 am 
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