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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:09 pm 
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How many kilometres could one expect to get out of an EB series 1 V8 if the same is looked after? Reason I'm asking is because I'm looking to purchase one, to drive for a while then use as a donner for an EA wagaon project, that as traveled 240,000 km. It dosen't appear to blow smoke and is impressively quiet whilst running.

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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:32 pm 
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your car will be a pile of rust before a windsor dies and when your car is rust the windsor will still start.

(not reffering to your car having rust or being a rust bomb either :wink: )

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:33 pm 
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How long's a piece of string?
Seriously it's impossible to tell, too many variables... but 240 isn't that much especially for an 8 that's been looked after.
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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:00 am 
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I thought it was a piece of string sort of thing but I was curious as I have not had a V8 with that may kilometres on the clock. In fact my current toy, a 302 Cleveland XC Fairmont has only done 180,000 km and purrs like a kitten.

As for rust you must be referring to the other maker of family size cars.

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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:43 pm 
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well mine has done just over 430000 and still going strong :) so if you look after them they last a long time.
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Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:55 pm 
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If you look after them, regular oil and filter changes, keep the spark bright, treat them nicely, with the odd "clean out" run, they will run forever.

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:42 am 
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When I was in U.S a few years back there ws an F150 fitted with ceramic coated extractors. Guaranteed by Ford to last a MILLION miles....
At 952.000 he took his venerable F150 into Ford with leaking extractors.. The engine was still in original condition as in not overhauled..
They fitted new extractors and Ford got $100.000,000 worth of advertising...

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:40 am 
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That sounds like the old VW style advertising of the 60s!

One such advert had "LEMON" with a beetle on it, and in the fine print it said this beetle was rejected in a quality control assessment due to having a blemish on the chrome strip above the glovebox, lol

But I'm straying from the topic here...

~1,000,000 miles without a rebuild! That's incredible!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:09 pm 
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mines done 280 000 and still going strong with no major problems!

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:19 pm 
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mine only got 230k out of it :(

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:21 pm 
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My AU has done around 227, runs smooth and quiet and doesn't use a drop of oil.
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Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:33 pm 
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The only oil that mine 'uses' seems to be a leaky PCV valve, other than that there is no blue smoke. Thats with about 210k.

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:22 pm 
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plenty more left in it! as long as its been serviced and look after it should be all sweet!
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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:04 pm 
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how do they tend to last on lpg? I have a six with 333,000k's on it - lpg miles. wouldnt mind a 5.0 litre nc ltd or something along those lines :)
cheap to run on the gas ey

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:48 pm 
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got my v8 nc barge on lpg from about 130000kms(223000lms now),havent had any major problems only battery replaced and some susp componants,engine still pulls like a train.

 

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