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#1373489 - 02/14/09 12:32 AM Longest lasting engine/Car
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Name what you think to be the longest lasting engine or car!

My pick is the H22A of the 1990s from the Honda. Known to churn out 400+ miles!

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#1373492 - 02/14/09 12:44 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Liquid_Turbo]
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#1373499 - 02/14/09 01:12 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: bdcardinal]
mormit Offline


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#1) Volvo red blocks. Several million mile plus examples. Irv Gorden holds the world's record at 2.25 million+ miles...and going.

#2) Mercedes diesels.

Either car is only retired when it is wrecked or rusts to much by age 30.
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#1373500 - 02/14/09 01:15 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: mormit]
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I'd have to go with the old Mercedes diesels on this one
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#1373501 - 02/14/09 01:15 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: bdcardinal]
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Mercedes-Benz OM617 5-cylinder 3 liter Diesel engine

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#1373507 - 02/14/09 01:35 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: moribundman]
Dualie Offline


Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 690
Loc: SF bay area, San leandro, Ca
Fords 4.6L
Fords 4.9L 300 C.I. 6cyl
Mercedes 5 cyl 3.0L diesel
International/Ford 7.3L D.I. powerstroke
Internatinals DT-466
Cummins N-14

even though im a dyed in the wool cat man I gotta give it to the N-14 not power houses but they just flat run miles
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#1373508 - 02/14/09 01:36 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: moribundman]
Dualie Offline


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computer has a studder sorry.


Edited by Dualie (02/14/09 01:36 AM)
Edit Reason: Double post
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#1373511 - 02/14/09 01:42 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: mormit]
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Loc: the Sandhills of Nebraska
 Originally Posted By: mormit
Noobs

#1) Volvo red blocks. Several million mile plus examples. Irv Gorden holds the world's record at 2.25 million+ miles...and going.

#2) Mercedes diesels.

Either car is only retired when it is wrecked or rusts to much by age 30.


You beat me to it!
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#1373570 - 02/14/09 06:35 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Liquid_Turbo]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
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Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
 Originally Posted By: Liquid_Turbo
Name what you think to be the longest lasting engine or car!

My pick is the H22A of the 1990s from the Honda. Known to churn out 400+ miles!


400 whole miles? wow. I think the PRV V6 might have that one beat!

No doubt for gas engines, Volvo red blocks. I've had turbo versions pushing 300K+ with no wear. Non-turbo 800K-1 million+ as the others have said.

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#1373578 - 02/14/09 06:55 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Pablo]
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 Originally Posted By: Pablo
 Originally Posted By: Liquid_Turbo
Name what you think to be the longest lasting engine or car!

My pick is the H22A of the 1990s from the Honda. Known to churn out 400+ miles!


400 whole miles? wow. I think the PRV V6 might have that one beat!

No doubt for gas engines, Volvo red blocks. I've had turbo versions pushing 300K+ with no wear. Non-turbo 800K-1 million+ as the others have said.


How is the transmission holding up? I really want to get a Euro car but their high repair cost and finicky nature scare me away.

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#1373586 - 02/14/09 07:26 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: M1Accord]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46548
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Transmission on what?

Finicky nature?

Please clarify.

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#1373680 - 02/14/09 09:48 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Pablo]
Eddie Offline


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Volvo red block (charcoal iron)
Jeep 4.0 I6
Chrysler slant 6 225 cu in
Some Mercedes diesel but, not all
Ford I6 truck engine 300 in?
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#1373770 - 02/14/09 11:20 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Eddie]
mormit Offline


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Posts: 936
Loc: st. Louis
I should have added a strong #3. Ford Crown Vics. My town retires their police cars when they are getting around the 350K range.

I'm sure it would be nice picking up one of their used patrol cars since it would have Cop shocks, Cop suspension, Cop steering.....
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#1373777 - 02/14/09 11:27 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: mormit]
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Loc: East of IGO
 Originally Posted By: mormit
I should have added a strong #3. Ford Crown Vics. My town retires their police cars when they are getting around the 350K range.

I'm sure it would be nice picking up one of their used patrol cars since it would have Cop shocks, Cop suspension, Cop steering.....
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#1373788 - 02/14/09 11:37 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Steve S]
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A Dodge pickup with a Cummins diesel and a manual tranny.

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#1374152 - 02/14/09 06:13 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: 1sttruck]
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1. Ford Crown Vic/Lincoln Town Car with a 4.6L I've seen numerous examples with 700,000+Km on them.
2. Ford F-series with the 300 I6 LOTS of them with well over 1/2 million miles.

Diesel:
1. DT466 (I6)
2. DT444 (V8)
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#1374159 - 02/14/09 06:17 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: OVERKILL]
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Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
The old Dodge work vans with a slant-6 My dad had one at his service station and it had 1 million kilometers on it before he got rid of it. Was still running...

He also had a Willys Jeep for snow plowing and the thing had a gazillion of miles when he bought it and he ran it for 10 years without troubles!
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#1374162 - 02/14/09 06:20 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: mormit]
Drew99GT Offline


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 Originally Posted By: mormit
Cop shocks, Cop suspension, Cop steering.....


Four hundred and forty cubic inch plant....

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#1374193 - 02/14/09 06:59 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Drew99GT]
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mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.
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#1374196 - 02/14/09 07:02 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: HM12460]
Dualie Offline


Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 690
Loc: SF bay area, San leandro, Ca
 Originally Posted By: HM12460
mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.


surely this cant be a serious post?
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#1374208 - 02/14/09 07:16 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Dualie]
ArrestMeRedZ Offline


Registered: 11/11/08
Posts: 650
Loc: Las Vegas
 Originally Posted By: Dualie
 Originally Posted By: HM12460
mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.


surely this cant be a serious post?


Probably not. Those engines were bulletproof. Too bad they were usually hooked up to lousy auto transmissions that went out every 100k miles. After the first tranny was replaced, the second cost twice what the car was worth, by then.

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#1374214 - 02/14/09 07:25 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: ArrestMeRedZ]
Steve S Offline


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Loc: East of IGO
 Originally Posted By: ArrestMeRedZ
 Originally Posted By: Dualie
 Originally Posted By: HM12460
mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.


surely this cant be a serious post?


Probably not. Those engines were bulletproof. Too bad they were usually hooked up to lousy auto transmissions that went out every 100k miles. After the first tranny was replaced, the second cost twice what the car was worth, by then.
sadly true.
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#1374223 - 02/14/09 07:36 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Dualie]
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Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20517
Loc: Colorado Springs
 Originally Posted By: Dualie
 Originally Posted By: HM12460
mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.


surely this cant be a serious post?


Actually the 3800 is a pretty bullet proof engine, especially during these years when they had aluminum upper intake manifolds. Plenty of 300,000+ mile examples.

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#1374228 - 02/14/09 07:46 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Drew99GT]
cousincletus Offline


Registered: 09/25/02
Posts: 2513
Loc: Richmond, VA
 Originally Posted By: Drew99GT
 Originally Posted By: mormit
Cop shocks, Cop suspension, Cop steering.....


Four hundred and forty cubic inch plant....


And a half pack of Marlboros.
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#1374254 - 02/14/09 08:36 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: cousincletus]
TurboLuver Offline


Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 1473
Loc: SW Ohio
Cummins 12 valve
Chrysler Slant-6
Ford 300 I6

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#1374255 - 02/14/09 08:43 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: TurboLuver]
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#1374262 - 02/14/09 08:53 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: tig1]
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Loc: Niagara Falls, ON, CA (near)
Very interesting...
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#1374268 - 02/14/09 09:00 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Drew99GT]
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Posts: 2903
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Catalytic convertors removed so it'll run real good on regular gas...

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#1374289 - 02/14/09 09:34 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Dualie]
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Registered: 01/20/04
Posts: 4865
Loc: MN
 Originally Posted By: Dualie
 Originally Posted By: HM12460
mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.


surely this cant be a serious post?


ahem...
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#1374567 - 02/15/09 08:14 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: T-Keith]
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Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 98
Loc: New York
M10 & M30 BMW engines are known to run nearly forever. Overbuilt bottom ends and short-stroke oversquare configuration make them bulletproof and long-wearing, as long as you keep the valves adjusted and don't overheat them.

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#1374687 - 02/15/09 10:36 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Dualie]
dhise Offline


Registered: 12/07/06
Posts: 265
Loc: Detroit, MI
 Originally Posted By: Dualie
 Originally Posted By: HM12460
mid/full size, 1990-94, fwd general motors car with a 3800 engine.


surely this cant be a serious post?


I had a '91 Olds 98 that was a great car until about 80k miles then it literally started to fall apart. All kinds of problems, one right after another. GM products are not likely in my future.
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#1374701 - 02/15/09 10:44 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: dhise]
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Ford 4.9
Ford 4.6
Mercedes Diesel
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#1374728 - 02/15/09 11:12 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: demarpaint]
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there are a couple million mile gm v8 around. so the 305 and 350 probably belong on the list. As my understanding that the 305 and 350 are very similar to each other.

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#1375043 - 02/15/09 05:42 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Pablo]
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Loc: Fargo, ND
 Originally Posted By: Pablo
[quote=Liquid_Turbo]Name what you think to be the longest lasting engine or car!

My pick is the H22A of the 1990s from the Honda. Known to churn out 400+ miles!


400 whole miles? wow. I think the PRV V6 might have that one beat!

quote]

Nearly 1,000,000 PRV V6's were built from 1974 to the mid 90's. Only the earliest models had cam lobe wear problems. Many of them are still running all over Europe with tons of miles on them.... Later versions take lots of hp, twin turbos, and are very reliable.

Andy

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#1375083 - 02/15/09 06:32 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: 82DMC12]
Pablo Offline


Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46548
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
But the B27 and B28 used in Volvo 260's were indeed trash.

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#1375357 - 02/15/09 10:42 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Pablo]
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Posts: 1626
Loc: usa
TOYOTA 1.6 ltr. engine used in the COROLLAs and Chevy NOVAs ( PRIZM ) . The '86 NOVA 4 door liftback went for 270,000 + miles before it had to be junked . This was used for delivery for many years for 365 days of the year . Used PENNZOIL and some VALVOLINE 10w-30 most of its life on the road . Tried to change about every 3,500 miles . Great transmission too . Best car we ever owned . We had another NOVA with 5 speed manual for short period too , sold it and that ran for well over 200,000 miles . Would see it and the owner on occasion and ask how many miles were on it . Kick ourselves in the rear for letting that one go . Still see a few of 'em on the road . Amazing vehicle , much better than todays TOYOs .


Edited by smokey1 (02/15/09 10:46 PM)

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#1375545 - 02/16/09 08:20 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: smokey1]
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The 22-RE engines in Toyota PU's in the 80's and 90's were mighty stout. Put a 180K on a 91 version and it was still like a new motor. OCI's every 3K or so with Pennzoil 10-30 and Orange cans of doom was all it ever needed. The valves were only adjusted once at 35K. Its life was taken by a tailgater.
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#1375568 - 02/16/09 08:41 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Hermann]
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I have to give props to the Tacoma 3.4L. Getting close to 95K isnt considered long lasting but at this rate it could be....now that i jink-st myself.
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#1375875 - 02/16/09 03:07 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: ARB1977]
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Based on what I've seen over the years (gasoline powered engines):

- Ford 4.6L V8 (as found in the Crown Vic et al)
- Ford 5.0L V8 (as found in older Crown Vics and Mustang LX's)
- Ford 5.4L Triton V8 (as found in the Expedition et al)
- Chevrolet 305 Small Block (5.0L as found in the Caprice)
- Chevrolet 350 Small Block (5.7L as found in the Caprice)
- Mercedes-Benz 5.0L V8 (as found in the W126 and W140 S-Class)
- Toyota 1UZ-FE (4.0L found in the Lexus LS400)
- Toyota 2UZ-FE (4.7L found in the Toyota Land Cruiser/Lexus LX470)
- Toyota 3UZ-FE (4.3L found in the Lexus LS430)
- Toyota 1MZ-FE (3.0L found in the Lexus ES300 - sludge was never an issue with this engine in the Middle East)
- Toyota 1ZZ-FE (1.8L found in the Corolla and Lotus Elise)
- Toyota 7M-GE (3.0L I6 found in the Cressida)
- Mitsubishi 6G72 (3.0L found in numerous applications)
- Mitsubishi 4G64 (2.4L found in numerous applications)
- Mitsubishi 4G18 (1.6L found in the Lancer)
- Nissan VQ30DE (3.0L found in the Maxima)
- Nissan VQ35DE (3.5L found in the Pathfinder, 350Z, etc.)
- Nissan SR20DE (2.0L found in Primera)
- Nissan TB48DE (4.8L I6 found in the Patrol)
- Nissan KA24DE (2.4L found in Middle East Nissan pick ups)
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#1375955 - 02/16/09 05:21 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Falcon_LS]
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Pretty much any Honda engine.

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#1375998 - 02/16/09 06:06 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: LT4 Vette]
Hermann Offline


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 Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Pretty much any Honda engine.


I would agree, never have heard of a problematic engine from Honda. Correct me if I am wrong.
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#1376008 - 02/16/09 06:15 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: 02Pilot]
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Loc: texas
GM 6.0 silverado/243,000 with just one replacement coolant pump,and one starter motor.

gary


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#1376018 - 02/16/09 06:24 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: LT4 Vette]
tig1 Offline


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Loc: Illinois
 Originally Posted By: LT4 Vette
Pretty much any Honda engine.




My sons 96 Accord had this problem. He leaked out 4 qts. in a hurry and the only thing that saved his engine was the M1 in the crankcase. I fixed the seal myself because Honda refused. Other than that the engine ran great.


http://downloads.hondatech.info/Auto/Service%20Bulletin/x00-073e.pdf


Edited by tig1 (02/16/09 06:25 PM)
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#1376641 - 02/17/09 10:30 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: tig1]
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"I would agree, never have heard of a problematic engine from Honda. Correct me if I am wrong."

Lots of engines that burn oil, kind of common as a matter of fact. One of the reasons that we got rid of ours.

Use seems to be different too, but it's just a perception. When we traveled on vaction our Taurus would have 5 to 6 people, full trunk and car carrier, but at campgrounds I didn't recall ever seeing something a Camry or Accord being used like that.

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#1376658 - 02/17/09 10:48 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: 1sttruck]
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Nissan VG30 series engines last if the timing belts are replaced on time, but many VG33E engines just don't last at all. My dad has several friends with Xterras that had no bearings left after 90,000 miles.

When a VG30 is in a Hardbody pickup or early Pathfinder, there is a vehicle that can take quite a beating and keep going. However, the Maximas that received that engine were a royal pain.
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#1376661 - 02/17/09 10:51 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: 1sttruck]
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I think some really good, high potential mileage engines exist, but their owners just might not run them that high. many cars get junked for reasons other than engine problems, so you never find out how long it would have run.
to add another, the nissan 3.0 V6, I don't know the engine family name, used in the mid '90s P/U. my brother has 243K on his.EDIT: the artificialist and I were posting the same thought at the same time! it's the VG30, nice engine.
I expect the GM ECOTEC to prove to be a long lasting engine as well (except for the early saturn L series ones w/ the timing chain recall).


Edited by mpvue (02/17/09 10:53 AM)
Edit Reason: reference above post
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#1376679 - 02/17/09 11:14 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: mpvue]
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Ford 3.0 Vulcan V6
Chevy 350 (pre-Dexcool)
There was a diesal Nissan pickup in the mid 80s that was a company truck for the shop my dad worked for (standard cab 2wd Long bed, 5spd). It was dangerously slow but the truck rusted out around the engine..
My dad also had a gas Nissan pickup of the same vintage when I was a kid that was relegated to parking lot duty (pulling tires from the warehouse at the shop) with very short trips. It leaked oil and coolant like crazy towards the end of its life (at least 200K if not more) but it always started up and ran. They finally go rid of it after I went to college.
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#1376889 - 02/17/09 02:57 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: StormRider]
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Loc: Canada
Some ones not considered:

Nissan 2.4L 4-cylinder - in the trucks, at least, they don't seem to die.

Chevrolet 2.2 OHV 4-cylinder - in everything from Cavaliers to S-10 trucks, they seem to last a fairly long time.
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#1376896 - 02/17/09 03:02 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: addyguy]
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IIRC hotrod mag. did a worst 10 engines of all time and the 2.2 pushrod gm was on there. I have one and was irked by that, should it have been left off?
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#1377033 - 02/17/09 04:41 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: StormRider]
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 Originally Posted By: StormRider
Ford 3.0 Vulcan V6
Chevy 350 (pre-Dexcool)
There was a diesal Nissan pickup in the mid 80s that was a company truck for the shop my dad worked for (standard cab 2wd Long bed, 5spd). It was dangerously slow but the truck rusted out around the engine..
My dad also had a gas Nissan pickup of the same vintage when I was a kid that was relegated to parking lot duty (pulling tires from the warehouse at the shop) with very short trips. It leaked oil and coolant like crazy towards the end of its life (at least 200K if not more) but it always started up and ran. They finally go rid of it after I went to college.

During the 1980s, the gasoline 4 cylinder in Nissan trucks got the Z24 series engine. I tried my best to help a guy with his 1985 pickup, because it had tons of vacuum lines for all the low-tech smog equipment. It wouldn't run right, and at 200K, I couldn't be sure if the smog junk was failing him, or if the engine was out of life.

Later, Nissan trucks got a KA24E or KA24DE engine, those were tough as well.
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#1377035 - 02/17/09 04:43 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: addyguy]
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 Originally Posted By: addyguy


Nissan 2.4L 4-cylinder - in the trucks, at least, they don't seem to die.




Those suckers can take some abuse!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrOghb3JbDA&feature=channel_page

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#1377088 - 02/17/09 05:33 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Drew99GT]
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Have to agree with the older Mercedes diesels! My dad, mom, and me all used to drive one. They are tanks.

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#1377149 - 02/17/09 06:15 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: mcrn]
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 Originally Posted By: mcrn
Have to agree with the older Mercedes diesels! My dad, mom, and me all used to drive one. They are tanks.

Many people I work with tell me that 300K on a Benz diesel is easy to do, and at 450,000 miles, many still don't need a rebuild.
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#1377925 - 02/18/09 12:20 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: artificialist]
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#1377949 - 02/18/09 12:50 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Liquid_Turbo]
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I give my wote for the VOLVO PV544 and the VOLVO Amazon (122) with the B18-engine(4 cylinders ) even if I have never even concidered buying a Volvo-car.
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#1377960 - 02/18/09 12:55 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: Bjorn]
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#1377987 - 02/18/09 01:10 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: jldcol]
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 Originally Posted By: jldcol
IIRC hotrod mag. did a worst 10 engines of all time and the 2.2 pushrod gm was on there. I have one and was irked by that, should it have been left off?


Of COURSE 'Hot Rod' Magazine voted the 2.2 one of the worst engines - they are underpowered, coarse, and noisy under acceleration.

But we aren't talking about what is the best 'performance engine', we're talking about what is the longest lasting engine - and the 2.2 last pretty good as long as it is not flogged badly.

I like HR magazine, but they are seriously a bunch of old-school, California-hippy speed buffs....not exactly 'in touch' with the real world.
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#1378473 - 02/18/09 09:07 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: addyguy]
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I nominate my 1991 Lexus LS400 with 228K. I'm still on the OEM engine and tranny and it's still a daily driver.

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#1378476 - 02/18/09 09:10 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: nthach]
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I have heard that many SAAB turbo engines were tough and the cars they were installed in were tough as well.

However, I hardly even see a SAAB where I live, so I don't know how good they really are.
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#1378490 - 02/18/09 09:21 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: artificialist]
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Pre-GM Saabs - the classic 900s were funky yet solid cars. The weak spot is the tranny though.

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#1378495 - 02/18/09 09:23 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: nthach]
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That Civic can't have that many miles.

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#1378503 - 02/18/09 09:34 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: LT4 Vette]
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#1378534 - 02/18/09 10:05 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: posty]
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I wonder how long the list of Crown Vic's and Town Cars would be.......

I'm guessing huge.
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#1378710 - 02/19/09 07:15 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: OVERKILL]
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One big factor is the mental state of the owner. What other nut is still driving a 77 LUV?

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#1378904 - 02/19/09 11:08 AM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: labman]
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Last week my friend and I did a compression test on a 213K mile (probably more like 220K because it was driven with a broken speedometer cable for a while) 1995 Ford Duratec 2.5L V6...lowest cylinder is 209 PSI and the highest is 211 PSI. I think that's pretty good?

The reason for doing the compression test is that it wasn't running well. The reason it wasn't running well turned out to be a bad ignition coil, which was obviously cracked upon closer inspection. (The plugs and wires were replaced as well, they were probably bad too, plus there was a leak from the valve cover which was getting into one of the sparkplug wells). There was also a clogged main cat which was fixed. (The cat appears to have broken up).

Now it runs very well. Since the valve cover gasket has to be replaced to keep this thing from misfiring again, I'll take pictures after the valve covers are off. What I can see through the oil fill is very clean.


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