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moorhouse
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:17 pm    Post subject: 996 on 400k and counting Reply with quote

Just had this in from one of the American owners of a 40th Anniversary - still on original engine apparently

https://www.facebook.com/40jahre911/photos/pcb.2423215747927500/2423215641260844/?type=3&theater

Hope for us 996 3.6 owners yet!

Cheers..Ian
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Gray79
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That’s good going Surprised
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Barely ru...... wack
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was it just me that noticed the check engine light and brake pad wear indicator light on Hand
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moorhouse
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wh1t3Kn1ght wrote:
Was it just me that noticed the check engine light and brake pad wear indicator light on Hand


Apparently been on since around 250,000 miles according to the lads from the US. Probably never has the time to bother getting it to a garage to check as it seems to spend most of it's life on the road!
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also there seems to be a problem with the fuel gauge just over half full and a range of 312 miles? I only ever get about 290 miles out of a full tank Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My record off a full tank is around 465 miles. Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These were the comments from the owner on the work done

"Same engine and only burns about 1/3 of a quart of oil every 10,000 miles. New mufflers, new radiators, rotors, tires, couple of bearings, oil-air separator. Everything works!"

Not sure what bearings - will check. Still, not bad on an average 25,000 miles a year car.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reminds me of when I did durability testing for Vauxhall at Millbrook. VM had found out years ago that car engines last very well if you keep running them, the wear generally takes place at cold starts. We let the cars cool down thoroughly each day as part of the test.

It's also why I was happy to buy my year old daily driver at 40k miles, motorway mileage is easy on cars (apart from stone chips etc)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes I bet it's not done many shortish journeys like we do in here. Probably has less cold starts on it than a typical UK car!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spent a year in Australia and the Ford Holden taxis the bad would regularly have upwards of 400,000 mms. Not sure I saw one with less than 100k.

The cars were shared by the drivers 24 hours a day and never cooled down. They were serviced every 20k miles (about once every 4-6 weeks) and had new tyres every 3 months or so.

The key to longevity was keeping them warm - as soon as 1 guys shift was over, the next got in. The seat was still warm, literally.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A friend of mine had an A4 diesel with 366k miles on it without ever having an engine issue.

Even after he got a new Audi he kept his old steed for its novelty value.

He swears by his 8k oil and filter changes and only using shell V-power regime.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Better sticking with A mezger Grin

https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/buying-maintenance/a32639/this-porsche-996-turbo-for-sale-has-an-absurd-590000-miles-on-it/
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

patpending wrote:
A friend of mine had an A4 diesel with 366k miles on it without ever having an engine issue.

Even after he got a new Audi he kept his old steed for its novelty value.

He swears by his 8k oil and filter changes and only using shell V-power regime.



Have run an Audi B5 S4 (chipped) for last 10 years as a daily, up to 180K miles now, replaced the turbos but not much else apart from that. Audi make solid engines it has to be said
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickprice wrote:
Spent a year in Australia and the Ford Holden taxis the bad would regularly have upwards of 400,000 mms. Not sure I saw one with less than 100k.

The cars were shared by the drivers 24 hours a day and never cooled down. They were serviced every 20k miles (about once every 4-6 weeks) and had new tyres every 3 months or so.

The key to longevity was keeping them warm - as soon as 1 guys shift was over, the next got in. The seat was still warm, literally.

Rick you're spot on. Aussie taxes never sleep(but never try and catch one around change over 3am/3pm frustrated ) In a previous life, had dealing s with the largest servicing garage of taxis in Sydney. All they changed was normal consumables, pads and discs, along with the odd water pump. Couldn't kill them with a brown snake
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