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#1267452 - 10/27/08 11:04 AM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: IndyIan]
sciphi Offline


Registered: 03/24/07
Posts: 9026
Loc: Upstate NY
Hyundai Beta I-4
GM 3800 V6, when you catch the intake gaskets.
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#1267457 - 10/27/08 11:09 AM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: sciphi]
Jim 5 Offline


Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 4009
Loc: Calgary Canada
Toyota 22R(E)
Toyota Inline 6 (in the old and newer land-cruisers, cressidas, supras)
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#1267458 - 10/27/08 11:09 AM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: sciphi]
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Registered: 06/19/07
Posts: 3176
Loc: Morris County NJ
Olds 307-4V
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#1267499 - 10/27/08 11:44 AM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: PandaBear]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 3206
Loc: Lakeville, MN
The two I have experience with:

Ford 4.6l V8
Jeep 4.0l I6

They keep going, and going, and going...

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#1267501 - 10/27/08 11:47 AM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: MNgopher]
Saturn_Fan Offline


Registered: 01/06/08
Posts: 2512
Loc: America's Dairyland
 Originally Posted By: MNgopher
The two I have experience with:

Ford 4.6l V8
Jeep 4.0l I6

They keep going, and going, and going...


+1 on Jeep 4.0L I6. Sold a 92 Cherokee to my wife's cousin with 210,000 on it, original tranny etc. All it needed was a new radiator to solve an overheating problem it had. Now it is running great for him and he is hard on vehicles. 4 wheel drive still works great on it.

Worked for a Pest Control company who had a fleet of the F-150's with the 4.6 in it. Every one of those f-150's had in excess of 200K, with some in daily fleet use at 250K. The company swore by these trucks. This is in the Duluth, MN area that is tough on vehicles in the winter.
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#1267518 - 10/27/08 12:05 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: Saturn_Fan]
kingrob Offline


Registered: 08/06/05
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GM 60 degree V-6's (3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.8 etc) minus the intake gasket fiasco
The GM 2.0, 2.2
Plymouth slant 6
Mopar 318, 383, 440
Ford 289, 4.6 SOHC, 200 and 250 straight six
Saturn 1.8 DOHC and SOHC
Toronado 425 and Cadillac 425
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#1267519 - 10/27/08 12:05 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: Saturn_Fan]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 21141
Loc: Colorado Springs
Nissan's GA16DE and SR20DE are pretty much indestructible.

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#1267523 - 10/27/08 12:06 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: Drew99GT]
MaximaGuy Offline


Registered: 09/20/03
Posts: 768
Loc: Austin, TX
Nissan VQ's....
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#1267530 - 10/27/08 12:14 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: MaximaGuy]
RoGuE Offline


Registered: 02/05/08
Posts: 567
Loc: Atlanta, GA
I vote again for the Ford Vulcan V6.
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#1267706 - 10/27/08 03:27 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: MaximaGuy]
Spartuss Offline


Registered: 12/16/06
Posts: 2077
Loc: Baltimore, Maryland
 Originally Posted By: MaximaGuy
Nissan VQ's....


I agree! Especially on the VQ30 as the VQ35 had some consumption problems.

Saturn S series engines are also strong except for oil consumption.
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#1267738 - 10/27/08 04:04 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: lancerplayer]
GMFan Offline


Registered: 12/26/07
Posts: 1596
Loc: Catskills, NY
Saturn 1.9L SOHC and DOHC

A large number of members have original engines with 300k+ miles on them, with one guy that has over 500k over at saturnfans.com

Granted, you have to keep pouring in that oil because they eat it up! Sadly, many of these engines meet early demises from people not checking their oil.

Chevy Vortec 2.2L in the 4 banger Chevy S10s. I know people who used them for work trucks to tow/haul way more than they should have. Some of these things have 300k+ miles on them in some of the roughest terrain.

Another one that comes to mind is those Vtecs in the old Civic Hatchbacks. Just watch the ricers who drive them....they don't die.

Oh yea, those 4.9L Inline 6 ford engines from the 1992-97 F250s. Those things belong in tanks. Ford originally made them for tractors.


Edited by GMFan (10/27/08 04:13 PM)
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#1267782 - 10/27/08 04:50 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: GMFan]
Eric Smith Offline


Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 2704
Loc: Kansas City, KS
Duratec's or anything designed by Mazda
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#1267807 - 10/27/08 05:14 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: Eric Smith]
c3po Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 3358
Loc: Maryland
I have been driving a 305 Chevrolet Small Block sice 1987 that has 364,000 miles, I have not driven anything else.

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#1267808 - 10/27/08 05:14 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: Eric Smith]
demarpaint Offline


Registered: 07/03/05
Posts: 22916
Loc: NY
Ford 3.0L V6 Vulcan
Ford 4.9L I6 Bullet Proof!


Chevy 250 I6
Chevy 350 V8

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#1267864 - 10/27/08 06:20 PM Re: Motors that keep going and going... [Re: demarpaint]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2475
Loc: Brownsville, TX
Any Honda four banger.

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