Site News - 11/22 Member of the Year Voting
Date: Sun, 31 Aug 97 12:43:38 GMT
From: (matt zelonka)
Subject: Re: How long do these things last!?

In article <01bcb4ec$32ab4d20$>, "T & R Loveitt" <> wrote: >Matt, >unless it's been driven dry of coolant (or with a stuck thermostat) or dry >of oil (or never changed) or beat on before it's up to full operating >temperature (often), the answer is "it'll last until a month before you >have enough money to replace the timing chain". I am really very good on cars.. warm up every morn'.. oil at 3k on the button..mobil oil (not the synth stuff) very easy, I dont pound it to death.. when it breaks I fix it NOW.. I broke a thermstat once and drove it a few miles, stoped, drove a few miles stoped, took me whil but I got home and fixed it.. I have 178k on it now and people swear that it looks like a 50k car.. (wanna freak -- ask me how old my clutch is) how long is the chain supposed to last.. or when should I change it (what noises should I look for) > Seriously, the engine is a >very short stroke design. Large pistons traveling a short distance. The >engine is literally 1/2 of an old V8. Thata why it's slanted like that. >Every thing is way heaveier than your typical 2 liter 4cyl econobox engine. hmm Did not know that!!!! > Keep it cool with good clean oil (Mobil 1 twice a year is a good option to >Reddi-lube every 3-4000 mi.) it'll out last the body. Thanks for the info... > -- My favorite Fortune Cookie 'fortunes' Share your happiness with others today! 4,48,24,19,18,30 Smile if you like this fortune cookie Your lucky numbers 23,24,27,29,30,31 Tell the truth then run... (Yugoslav Proverb)

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