Jump to content

Registered users (members) don’t see this ad!

Sign in to follow this  
VinNumber

Highest Miles On Their Car

Recommended Posts

I got a 99' Prizm and it has 188,046 Miles. It runs like a champ. I've kept up with the maintanance and soon I'll be replacing the front stuts for the first time.

Edited by VinNumber

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

That's excellent to hear from another 1ZZ-FE. There are a few that are getting up there - many are over 100K, some like you are getting very close to that 200K mark - I believe there is a 2003 Corolla owner with over 200K miles on this site.

 

My 2002 just rolled to 140,000 miles this week - also been fairly reliable aside from a persistent EVAP issue that keeps popping up. Otherwise, a consistent 32-36MPG average on mixed driving, normal maintenance schedule, doesn't use any oil at all, and oil changes with synthetic every 7500+ miles with the "tall" oil filters.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 2000 CE has 184,000 miles. Its an oil burner but otherwise rock solid reliable.

 

I've replaced the spark plugs, catalytic converter, battery, and rear O2 sensor. Other than brakes, tires, fluids, and filters and the previous mentioned items, all original.

 

Disappointed about the oil consumption, but can't complain about anything else really.

 

jim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just turned 175,000 on my last project car (tranny changed) (I am driving it until sold),

I have 184,000 on my daily driver, and my latest project car has 242,000 (tranny to be changed).

I also have several instrument clusters that have various miles on them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm at 205,000 miles on my '93. It had 57K miles on it when I bought it. I'd like new struts cuz I'm still riding on the originals. It's burning oil now, so I'm thinking of new valve stem seals.

 

Tempted to list all the maintenance I've done, but I'll be concise and say it looks great inside and out and runs/shifts just fine.

Maybe we need a thread here for listing all the work done on our cars.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm at 205,000 miles on my '93. It had 57K miles on it when I bought it. I'd like new struts cuz I'm still riding on the originals. It's burning oil now, so I'm thinking of new valve stem seals.

 

Tempted to list all the maintenance I've done, but I'll be concise and say it looks great inside and out and runs/shifts just fine.

Maybe we need a thread here for listing all the work done on our cars.

Does that include project cars as well?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's excellent to hear from another 1ZZ-FE. There are a few that are getting up there - many are over 100K, some like you are getting very close to that 200K mark - I believe there is a 2003 Corolla owner with over 200K miles on this site.

 

My 2002 just rolled to 140,000 miles this week - also been fairly reliable aside from a persistent EVAP issue that keeps popping up. Otherwise, a consistent 32-36MPG average on mixed driving, normal maintenance schedule, doesn't use any oil at all, and oil changes with synthetic every 7500+ miles with the "tall" oil filters.

 

Fish, are you still on original O2 sensors? I havent had a look underneath, how many are there?

 

When did you change your spark plugs over?

 

ATM Im concerned that fuel usage may be a bit high, about 110km per 1/4 tank of fuel though this is a rough estimate just by going off the dash gauges.

 

Ill have to try a serious fuel mileage test this weekend. If I can achieve your benchmark of 32-36mpg for a 1ZZFE, Ill be pleased.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hmm. It seems that their is a lot of you in this forum have problems with oil consumptionon on your high mileage cars. What is the best way to prevent on oil burning besides scheduled oil and changes?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wonder if most oil burning would be fixed by new rings? Or is it the pistons themselves that are worn?

Of course anyone who wants the rings changed will be told that he "might as well" get the PCV valve replaced, the water pump replaced, the engine rebuilt...etc "while we are at it".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Fish, are you still on original O2 sensors? I havent had a look underneath, how many are there?

 

When did you change your spark plugs over?

 

ATM Im concerned that fuel usage may be a bit high, about 110km per 1/4 tank of fuel though this is a rough estimate just by going off the dash gauges.

 

Ill have to try a serious fuel mileage test this weekend. If I can achieve your benchmark of 32-36mpg for a 1ZZFE, Ill be pleased.

 

Yup - still on original O2 sensors - though I'm planning on changing them out at 150K miles - as they have a finite lifespan and I'm already pushing it as is. I changed the plug a little after 90K miles - they still looked pretty good - but the same way, didn't want to push my luck on those. I usually plug the plugs every other year - just to keep them from sticking to the head and make sure that everything is OK.

 

As for mileage concerns - sometimes the O2 sensor gets "lazy" - where it doesn't work quite right, but not bad enough to trip a CEL. If you have consistently low fuel economy regardless of driving conditions and distance - then you might have a "lazy" sensor, among other things.

 

As for high oil consumption - it seems to be centered around bad valve stem seals and very much on stuck piston rings. Break-in methods doesn't seem to be an issue - as I've seen oil burners that have been babied since they were purchased new and others that have their rev limiter bounced against since leaving the dealer lot.

 

Making sure that you change the oil on a timely basis is always a good thing, but will not fix any physical damage, ie. if the rings were broken or cylinder walls were heavily scored. But regular, consistent maintenance can make sure that heavy deposits do not form and existing deposits will be slowly cleaned away - especially if you use an oil with higher solvency and/or dispersive properties. Can't really prevent oil burning - if the engine is predisposed to burn oil - but you can lessen the likelyhood of having a significant heavy oil burner if you keep an eye on oil levels, and change it when appropriate.

 

Fortunantely - both of my cars have been the non-oil burning type. Corolla I bought new - the Matrix was previously owned. Though my Corolla is one of those EVAP trouble ones - started around 30K-32K miles and has been intermittent every since, usually pops up right around emission time LOL.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For inspiration only.

 

http://www.volvoclub.org.uk/miles.shtml

 

Anything over 300K is great for a gasoline engine. They have gone farther tho. Not sure if it's still up, but someone was selling a Honda with over 800K miles on it. It wasn't even that old. The owner just kept replacing timing belts and water pumps when needed and the engine kept going.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm at 205,000 miles on my '93. It had 57K miles on it when I bought it. I'd like new struts cuz I'm still riding on the originals. It's burning oil now, so I'm thinking of new valve stem seals.

 

Tempted to list all the maintenance I've done, but I'll be concise and say it looks great inside and out and runs/shifts just fine.

Maybe we need a thread here for listing all the work done on our cars.

Does that include project cars as well?

;)

You are a special case. I would want it limited to daily drivers. I'm more interested in needed maintenance over a daily driver's lifespan rather than the renovation/rebuild process.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm at 205,000 miles on my '93. It had 57K miles on it when I bought it. I'd like new struts cuz I'm still riding on the originals. It's burning oil now, so I'm thinking of new valve stem seals.

 

Tempted to list all the maintenance I've done, but I'll be concise and say it looks great inside and out and runs/shifts just fine.

Maybe we need a thread here for listing all the work done on our cars.

Does that include project cars as well?

;)

You are a special case. I would want it limited to daily drivers. I'm more interested in needed maintenance over a daily driver's lifespan rather than the renovation/rebuild process.

One of my project cars became my daily driver.

Also, I usually drive my project car for a couple of months prior to selling.

Right now I am driving my last project car and my daily driver (alternating),

while I have my latest project car in the garage - a work in progress.

It does not lend itself to what would be the normal for maintenance,

but it does give invaluable information for anyone needing it as far as performing a particular maintenance.

I have done everything from engine changes, transaxle changes, and body part changes as well.

I can tell you how to change every light bulb, any body panel, any part to an engine, or anything in the engine compartment,

as well as seats, door parts (window regulators, power window motors, etc.).

I can't tell you what maintenance would be needed over a driver's lifespan, but I could tell you what maintenance would be needed over a vehicle's lifespan.

It is kind of a different perspective, but an enlightening one.

Edited by Bikeman982

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i have over 242000 on my 93 . it still runs and looks great. i bought it 2 years ago for $1100 when my buddies dealership took it in trade. he bought it for about $600 ,put a timing belt and tensioner on it and sold it to me. i put rotors and pads all arround,a starter solenoid,a battery,and a speedometer cluster on it when i bought it. I have put over 26000 trouble free miles on it since.

we both have done well on this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 98 is about to roll over 170,000 in the next week or two.

 

My 2002 just rolled to 140,000 miles this week - also been fairly reliable aside from a persistent EVAP issue that keeps popping up. Otherwise, a consistent 32-36MPG average on mixed driving, normal maintenance schedule, doesn't use any oil at all, and oil changes with synthetic every 7500+ miles with the "tall" oil filters.

 

Fishexpo, what is the "tall" oil filter? 7500 miles between oil changes sounds good. At 550 miles per week, I was looking at every 5 to 6 weeks for an oil change at 3000 between. 7500 between would be awesome. That'd be every 13 to 14 weeks.

 

I'm ashamed to admit that my last oil change was approximately 12,000 miles ago. :( The oil is black, and was 2 quarts low this morning. I added 2 quarts of cheap dino oil (was synthetic originally) and a bottle of STP oil treatment, and also bought a normal filter and the synthetic oil I'll need to change the oil this weekend.

 

I'm still getting 35mpg average, the car still pulls strong (but not as strong as it did when I bought it 11 months/24,000 miles ago). I'm also planning to change the plugs and wires back to toyota plugs and wires this weekend. And I'm finally going to get around to changing the tranny fluid to synthetic.

 

Still, the car is doing great. This time next year I expect to see it over 200,000 miles easy. Assuming I keep up with the maintenance anyway.

 

jim

 

edit: corrected because I mis-remembered the miles by about 10,000, approaching 170,000 not 180,000.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

(Only shown to guests, not registered members.)


×
×
  • Create New...