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Old 01-14-2012, 03:41 PM   #31
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2000 cavalier at 211,700 miles still all original did a 1,550 mile trip and hit 30-31 mpg at avg of 80 mph lots of "wolf pack"
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:42 PM   #32
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update: last week I hit 226,000 miles. a week from now I plan on replacing the radiator as it has a small leak. I bought a new radiator for $95 (including shipping) from rockauto.com.

It feels as if my transmission is getting spongy but I may just be peranoid. that happens from time to time. I doubt I would tackle fixing that if it was actually going out.
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Old 02-01-2012, 09:15 PM   #33
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Grats! Gotta love the long lasting cars. Just rolled over 211k two days ago in my Echo.
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Old 02-02-2012, 05:18 AM   #34
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Nice going, BEEF.

I have had:

an '88 Accord LX 277,800 (bought with 230K)

a '95 Civic VX with 234,000 (bought with 194,000). My uncle still has this car, which has around 260,000 on it now.

a '96 Chevy C1500 W/T with 270,600 (bought with 267K). I don't think it is the original engine. This one runs like a champ.

I have never bought one new and put all the miles on myself.
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204,000 on my 2002 GMC Sierra.
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Old 02-02-2012, 07:48 AM   #36
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204,000 on my 2002 GMC Sierra.
The 5.3L in that truck will run forever as long as it is maintained. I know a guy with almost 400K on his company Chevy, and it has spent most of its life towing and hauling. The engine has never been apart.
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Aside from a little piston slap at startup if the ambient temp is below 40F, mine runs flawlessly at 180,000 miles.
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I have piston slap too. I know it's harmless but I idle it for a minute or two until it goes away anyway.
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If there's no piston slap @ startup I only let it run for about 10 seconds to let the oil flow before I go. If there's piston slap, I let it idle about 30 seconds before I leave.
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ahh good ol noisy cold startup chevys haha

s10 2.2L (same exact engine in the cavilers) has 167k on it, sounds like a box of marbles in a blender in the morning but goes away once its warm. i havent had to do anything besides a valve cover gasket engine wise. burns maybe 1/4-1/2 qt of oil in 3K miles so i cant complain.
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