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#1374152 - 02/14/09 06:13 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: 1sttruck]
OVERKILL Offline


Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 26520
Loc: Ontario, Canada
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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]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
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


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20764
Loc: Colorado Springs
 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]
HM12460 Offline


Registered: 05/26/07
Posts: 1468
Loc: West Michigan
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: 659
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


Registered: 01/20/03
Posts: 18449
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]
Drew99GT Offline


Registered: 10/11/02
Posts: 20764
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]
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Registered: 04/12/05
Posts: 1473
Loc: SW Ohio
Cummins 12 valve
Chrysler Slant-6
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#1374255 - 02/14/09 08:43 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: TurboLuver]
tig1 Offline


Registered: 01/03/09
Posts: 9871
Loc: Illinois
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#1374262 - 02/14/09 08:53 PM Re: Longest lasting engine/Car [Re: tig1]
StevieC Offline


Registered: 08/21/08
Posts: 14339
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]
MNgopher Offline


Registered: 09/17/02
Posts: 2984
Loc: Lakeville, MN
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]
T-Keith Offline


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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