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Your Most Reliable Machines #5320072 01/11/20 06:05 PM
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I wore a Tissot automatic watch for more than 30 years.Serviced twice, now broken. A Rolex, used ~20 years, serviced once. Still running. Yes mechanical watches are machines, albeit small. I use a Resmed CPAP which has been running at least 8 hours every night for about 7 years. Never serviced. A '92 Volvo with >300K serviced frequently running fine. Might outlast me.

Another common machine used frequently early,then occasionally, now broken. Requires chemical assistance.

What are your most reliable machines?


1992 940 Volvo turbo 320K
2006 Saab 9-3 86k
2007 Suzuki Burgman
2012 Suzuki Kizashi
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320085 01/11/20 06:17 PM
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My well pump (submersible) has been running for 20 years. Never pulled.


2015 Ford F-250 w/Powerstroke
2016 Subaru Crosstrek CVT (wife's)
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320086 01/11/20 06:19 PM
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Craftsman snow blower from 93 or 96. Works great and requires very little maintenance.


1978 Chevrolet k20
Engine: Delo 10w30xle
Transmission: Castrol transmax dex/merc

1984 Mercedes-Benz 300 turbo diesel
Engine: Delo 400 15w40le
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320093 01/11/20 06:25 PM
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I have individual power tools that are very old etc … but what I’m the happiest with? Six 12 year old stainless appliances that raised a large (spoiled) family and never saw a technician. They all look like and run like new.

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1994 Craftsman lawnmower with Honda GCV 160 engine. Replaced the belt and blade holder after 24 years. Still have it.


If you want the job done right......do it yourself.
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320098 01/11/20 06:29 PM
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My alarm clock. Bought in 1991 with paper route money. A cheap "Tozai" from Walgreens. Had 9V battery backup. Alarm is a mix of radio static and BEEP BEEP BEEP. Keeps good time.

Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320114 01/11/20 06:42 PM
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See sig. below \/


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88 BMW 325is- Mistress
Say "no" to Turbo!
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Snagglefoot] #5320117 01/11/20 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Snagglefoot
1994 Craftsman lawnmower with Honda GCV 160 engine. Replaced the belt and blade holder after 24 years. Still have it.


My 1987 Honda lawnmower with the GXV120 engine. I've replaced blades, spark plugs, and air filters, but not another part.

Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320126 01/11/20 06:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Passport1
Another common machine used frequently early,then occasionally, now broken. Requires chemical assistance.
LOL!


2002 530i   2015 Q5 3.0T   2018 Charger SRT
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2005 Honda CR-V. 280k.


2005 Honda CR-V EX, 280k
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320136 01/11/20 07:00 PM
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I have an Orient Kingdiver watch from 1971. It still runs and keeps time but it's been cleaned many times and has a new crystal.

One of my professors bought a Rolex watch in Aden in the early 1950s. He did nothing to it until it finally stopped in 1992. So he got about 40 years of uninterrupted service. He took it to a master watchmaker/authorized Rolex repair guy who cleaned it and replaced a few parts. It cost more to get it going than he paid for it in the first place.

I have a long case clock that I've had dated by a clock expert as from about 1775. So it was made about 245 years ago. Keeps excellent time. We don't have it running at this moment because I want to lubricate it before using it any more. I have the lubricant too I just haven't done it. We've had it since about 1985.


2000 BMW 528i 5MT M Sport
2007 Honda Accord EX-L 4Door V6 6MT
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I have an Admiral upright freezer from the '60s still running and being used.


2018 Hyundai Elantra GT black
2018 Hyundai Elantra GT silver
yup got two of them.
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: Passport1] #5320145 01/11/20 07:03 PM
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1972 Moto Guzzi Eldorado motorcycle.
350,000 miles when sold .
Still on the road with new owner.

1998 Ford Ranger 4.0 lt. 185,000 miles when sold in 1998, still on the road with new owner .

1992 Volvo 940 4 cyl auto. 165,000 miles Bought in 1992 from a Volvo dealer with 5000 miles (was a dealer demo).
Sold in 2008 believe its still on the road .

In actuality every vehicle has been reliable , as i do over maintain them.

Current vehicle , 2006 Volvo XC90 AWD bought in 2008 with a CPO from a Volvo dealer with 23000 miles . Now has 68000 miles, life changes so the mile per year have dropped, health issues with the wife , retirement etc.

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2006 Volvo XC90
2013 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport
1976 Moto Guzzi Convert

USAF 1966-1970
Re: Your Most Reliable Machines [Re: 4WD] #5320150 01/11/20 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by 4WD
I have individual power tools that are very old etc … but what I’m the happiest with? Six 12 year old stainless appliances that raised a large (spoiled) family and never saw a technician. They all look like and run like new.

What brand?


2000 BMW 528i 5MT M Sport
2007 Honda Accord EX-L 4Door V6 6MT
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Yamaha Generator

1992 Buick Roadmaster-216K

1972 Kawasaki G4 100

2010 Honda Ridgeline

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