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Old 01-19-2004, 03:03 AM   #16
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Anyways I just wanna know how much did you pay to replace the weater pump/If u dont mind me askin?
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Old 01-19-2004, 03:44 AM   #17
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my dodge has 226,000km and it is a 96'
head gasket went at 100,000km just past the warrenty
barly burns oil and almost every part is original
timing belt lasted nutil 215,000km lol
car needed new valves and a reconditioned head.
and this is a 2.0 dodge that had 3 drivers.
you car is a bimmer, it should last a lot longer then mine with less problems
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Old 01-19-2004, 03:49 AM   #18
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buddy, if uwant a good running car get an old volvo like the 240Disels or whatever my dad had one going on 470,000 km's

they're tanks, they're bodys will rust out before theyre engines die
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Old 01-19-2004, 04:06 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by nseverin
Key to an engine is oil changes. Its like the blood in body. It needs to be clean. Dont' park the car in the winter if you don't have to. Machines need to be worked. Every now and then rev it
high before changing gears. And like someone said, dont let your gas level drop to "E" before filling up.
If the body is good and the engine dies just drop another one in.
good luck!
amen to that brother...
oil changes make or break the car
thats what is going to determine if it lasts 50000ks or 500 000ks
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Old 01-19-2004, 06:18 AM   #20
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mine has 340 Km and its a honda lol.no engin problems though.just rust a little.yours should be good till 400 at least.
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Old 01-19-2004, 02:32 PM   #21
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yep, this is the general concensious i thought it would be. The car is worth more to me then someone else, which is why I am going to keep it.

I agree, oil changes are key, if there is one thing you can do for your car, it should be oil changes.

Niko, I agree with your volvo claim, my dad has had a few over the years and they have been the most reliable cars he has owned.

Jordan, you know my car, the thing is a tank. Love the good old e36!
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:33 PM   #22
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my brother has a 2000 SIR with 190KM on it... (yes, only 4 yrs old)... but still running very strong.
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Old 01-19-2004, 10:54 PM   #23
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Yeah I have a little more faith in my e36 because it is only 6 years old as opposed to my e30 (18 years old).

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Old 01-20-2004, 02:06 AM   #24
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My truck has 344,XXXkm right now, I drive the crap out of it, I change the oil whenever I remember to (sometimes at 12,000km intervals), I use the cheapest motor oil I can find. It's on the original timing belt somehow. I redline it on a daily basis, I don't really wait for the engine to warm up before beating on it (to a point). I wait for the gas light to come on before refilling (until the gas light stopped working), only 87 octane, no additives, no treatments, no cleaners. The motor has been overreved at least 3 times (once by me). I used to tow a trailer all over the place when I did bike shows (once to Halifax, 27 hour trip).

Ask anyone who has seen me drive my truck to know what it has been through.

If my engine can last like that, then you'll have no problem the way you've been babying it.
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Old 01-20-2004, 03:17 AM   #25
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when my car hit 200,000km i started changing the oil at 4000km instead of 5000km.
and i check the oil level and condition every week
just wondering. what happens if you never step on the gas and get the car really moving?? you know what i mean?
or if you baby it too much?
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Old 01-20-2004, 06:33 AM   #26
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Old 01-21-2004, 01:18 AM   #27
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Lightbulb high compression not really

compression tests don't necessarily mean the motors good. the leak down test is more accurate. high compression can meen a lot of carbon in the pistons, those cause hot spots and can lead to preignition (hole in the piston). that happened to me on my second motor for my land cruiser. it had 280,000 miles and had 180 psi in all the cylinders, they are ownly supposed to have 160. it almost threw a rod, and it bent the crank! now i have a new motor that has 11.5/1 compression (160psi-over 220) (it went from 135 hp stock to 230 hp) and it runs on race fuel only. that sucks since it cost 5$/gal. and the truck gets 10mpg if i'm lucky, 2-5 when off roading in the thick. i don't drive it on the street that much, since race fuel burns your eyes and lungs. also the motor wont last more than 20,000 miles. still it rocks in the rough. this is it before i painted it.
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:01 PM   #28
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bro.. your E36 is a 98 with 180K on it?... damn. My car is a 92 E36 with 177KM on it now... and I'm like crying because it's so high...
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Old 01-21-2004, 08:06 PM   #29
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well it all depends on how its driven and also how u maintained it. just take care of it n it will take care of u
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Old 01-26-2004, 03:06 AM   #30
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and if it is highway or city km's

i know jays is all highway
no start and stop, constant speed
much better for the car doesn't let vapors, condensation and carbon build up

no worries jay that e36 will last forever
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