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yellowduc_1 01-29-2006 06:48 AM

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yellowduc_1 01-29-2006 06:53 AM

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And as a further comment I can only agree with the comment about longer lasting vehicles. When I first started in the parts biz everyone stocked a good supply of engine parts. Not any more.

ofreen 01-29-2006 07:23 AM

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I have replaced the head gaskets on 4 Japanese cars in the last year. All 4 cylinder engines, two Hondas, a Mazda 626, and a Mitsubishi Mirage. All with over 200,000 miles. None of them showed significant cylinder wear. The only thing they needed were new head gaskets, which were disintegrating.

rpt 01-29-2006 10:37 AM

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My wife's 1.8 Ltr A4 Audi is now with 180.000 km and no signs of tear in whatsoever part, engine, brakes, suspension (shocks lastet 150.000 km). Everything idworking just fine.

Sold an Mithubishi Carisma Diesel with 310.000 km faultless.

Sold a 650 Honda NTV with 125.000 km that never give any problem. An 750 VFR went the same way.

This is so very true.

drthompson65 01-29-2006 11:00 AM

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I recently helped a friend who does a lot of iron butt ralleys rebuild his FJR1300. Right after break in he ran Motul oil. He left the enginer bone cold stock. After 100k when we pulled the engine apart it looked brand new! Goes to show if you use good gas, good oil and don't mess with it just maybe those engineers know what they are doing.. :)

mscuddy 01-29-2006 01:01 PM

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Then why does my father in-laws 1957 Mercedes 220 S. have over 800,000 miles on it and it still runs (albeit slowly)? Hmmm?

And why then does my old ratty DT1 never seem to wear out? And it's a two stroke, the dirty of dirty?

And way does my 1950 King-O-Lawn start on the first pull? And not smoke one lil' bit?

M-A-I-N-T-E-N-A-N-C-E! stuff sucks. Except Buells of course. But they're not really new, are they?

mikenomad 01-29-2006 04:52 PM

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Yep, mscuddy (, maintenance is the key.

For example, I've been using the same hammer for over 50 years. I've replaced the handle a time or two, and I put a new head on it a couple of times, but I've used the same hammer day in and day out for 50 years!

Dangerousdave_2 01-29-2006 05:08 PM

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I'm an old guy who has been there, done that. Iginition points required constant adjustment, carbs drifted off as deposits built up, spark plugs lasted a few oil changes.

The new is way, way, way better. End of story.

yellowduc_1 01-29-2006 05:26 PM

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first again I think?!

yellowduc_1 01-29-2006 05:29 PM

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Never mind

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