Just Turned 160,000 Miles

Bikeman982

Bikeman982
My 1994 Corolla has just turned over 160,000 miles. Is that of any significance?

I have the 1.8L 7A-FE engine in the 7th generation beauty.

I purchased it from e-Bay about 1 year ago and it had 140,000 miles on it.

I have replaced the tires, hubcaps, mirrors, door handles, and corner lights.

It has always started and drives great. I do check the oil frequently and add a quart about every 1,000 miles.

It is very dependable and is my daily commuter.

Here's a picture of it;



 

954afe

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ya mine is a 95, i have put prolly a little under 20,000K on it in the past year, i bought it with 130,000

 
I have about 143,400 miles on my 7A-FE, 13,207.1 of those miles were mine and the rest were my dads.

It would take me approximately 3 years and 29 days to reach 160,000 miles given my current average miles per day.



(160,000 miles - 143,400 miles) / (13,207.1 miles / 895 days) = Approximately 1,125 days or 3 years 29 days

Friday, January 15, 2010



 
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gw636

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160K is a great milestone, now go for 250k! My 95 DX has little over 155k

 
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954afe

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ahh i dont even wanan think about 250K im gonna be scared enough to open up my engine once i decide to rebuild it, lets see ive put about 30K on my car myself and those are pretty hard miles, at 250K my engine would prolly want to punch me in the face

 

954afe

New member
well i would say with the recomonded maitence it could easily see 300K, i mean look at some of the old corollas, ive seen some that where 300K+ i drove a 74 that had 350K on the engine and it was still peppy

 

Bikeman982

Bikeman982
well i would say with the recomonded maitence it could easily see 300K, i mean look at some of the old corollas, ive seen some that where 300K+ i drove a 74 that had 350K on the engine and it was still peppy
I think Corollas have a pretty reliable engine.

I have seen one at the junkyard that had a hole in the block.

It was totally broken through and must have been caused by a broken connecting rod or clamp for the connecting rod that broke.

I don't know what may have been the cause of that, except maybe bolt loosened up, or overreving to the point of breakage.

I think the majority of failed engines are caused by poor lubrication (oil).

A normal engine can probably last 300K+ miles.

 

Bikeman982

Bikeman982
I have about 143,400 miles on my 7A-FE, 13,207.1 of those miles were mine and the rest were my dads.
It would take me approximately 3 years and 29 days to reach 160,000 miles given my current average miles per day.



(160,000 miles - 143,400 miles) / (13,207.1 miles / 895 days) = Approximately 1,125 days or 3 years 29 days

Friday, January 15, 2010

So you did 13,207.1 miles in one year?

That means you do about 36 miles a day?

 

954afe

New member
wish i could only travel 36 miles a day, in the past month i have been averaging around 900 miles a week, but now taht month is over and i can sit and relax

 
I have about 143,400 miles on my 7A-FE, 13,207.1 of those miles were mine and the rest were my dads.
It would take me approximately 3 years and 29 days to reach 160,000 miles given my current average miles per day.



(160,000 miles - 143,400 miles) / (13,207.1 miles / 895 days) = Approximately 1,125 days or 3 years 29 days

Friday, January 15, 2010

So you did 13,207.1 miles in one year?

That means you do about 36 miles a day?
No, your missing the quantity in the equation: (13,207.1 miles / 895 days).

13,207.1 miles in 895 days, or about 14.8 miles per day.

 

Bikeman982

Bikeman982
I have about 143,400 miles on my 7A-FE, 13,207.1 of those miles were mine and the rest were my dads.
It would take me approximately 3 years and 29 days to reach 160,000 miles given my current average miles per day.



(160,000 miles - 143,400 miles) / (13,207.1 miles / 895 days) = Approximately 1,125 days or 3 years 29 days

Friday, January 15, 2010

So you did 13,207.1 miles in one year?

That means you do about 36 miles a day?
No, your missing the quantity in the equation: (13,207.1 miles / 895 days).

13,207.1 miles in 895 days, or about 14.8 miles per day.
Ok - I thought you only had the car for a year and the 13,207.1 was a years total miles.

So if you have had it for 895 days, that means about 895/365=2 years, 5 months, 15 days?

 
I have about 143,400 miles on my 7A-FE, 13,207.1 of those miles were mine and the rest were my dads.
It would take me approximately 3 years and 29 days to reach 160,000 miles given my current average miles per day.



(160,000 miles - 143,400 miles) / (13,207.1 miles / 895 days) = Approximately 1,125 days or 3 years 29 days

Friday, January 15, 2010

So you did 13,207.1 miles in one year?

That means you do about 36 miles a day?
No, your missing the quantity in the equation: (13,207.1 miles / 895 days).

13,207.1 miles in 895 days, or about 14.8 miles per day.
Ok - I thought you only had the car for a year and the 13,207.1 was a years total miles.

So if you have had it for 895 days, that means about 895/365=2 years, 5 months, 15 days?
Yeah, plus the current tank of gas I am on which is still going. I have 170.8 miles on the tank and last filled up on 12/03/06.

So 13,207.1 miles (895 days of recorded driving) + 170.8 miles (current tank, 12/03/06 to 12/20/06 and still going) = 13,377.9 miles through.

895 days + 17 (the difference between 12/03/06 to 12/20/06) or 912 days.

To be more accurate on the calculation:

(160,000 miles - 143,522 miles) / (13,377.9 miles / 912 days) = approximately 1,123 days or 3 years and 27 days.

My Odometer reading is 143,522 miles (just went outside and checked) so that means I've been driving the car since it had an odometer reading of 130,144 miles on it. Therefore, my dad put 130,144 miles on the car from 1993 to 2004 before he gave it to me, and I have put 13,377.9 miles on the car from when he gave it to me in 2004 to today.

 
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Bikeman982

Bikeman982
I have about 143,400 miles on my 7A-FE, 13,207.1 of those miles were mine and the rest were my dads.
It would take me approximately 3 years and 29 days to reach 160,000 miles given my current average miles per day.



(160,000 miles - 143,400 miles) / (13,207.1 miles / 895 days) = Approximately 1,125 days or 3 years 29 days

Friday, January 15, 2010

So you did 13,207.1 miles in one year?

That means you do about 36 miles a day?
No, your missing the quantity in the equation: (13,207.1 miles / 895 days).

13,207.1 miles in 895 days, or about 14.8 miles per day.
Ok - I thought you only had the car for a year and the 13,207.1 was a years total miles.

So if you have had it for 895 days, that means about 895/365=2 years, 5 months, 15 days?
Yeah, plus the current tank of gas I am on which is still going. I have 170.8 miles on the tank and last filled up on 12/03/06.

So 13,207.1 miles (895 days of recorded driving) + 170.8 miles (current tank, 12/03/06 to 12/20/06 and still going) = 13,377.9 miles through.

895 days + 17 (the difference between 12/03/06 to 12/20/06) or 912 days.

To be more accurate on the calculation:

(160,000 miles - 143,522 miles) / (13,377.9 miles / 912 days) = approximately 1,123 days or 3 years and 27 days.

My Odometer reading is 143,522 miles (just went outside and checked) so that means I've been driving the car since it had an odometer reading of 130,144 miles on it. Therefore, my dad put 130,144 miles on the car from 1993 to 2004 before he gave it to me, and I have put 13,377.9 miles on the car from when he gave it to me in 2004 to today.
Good calculations. Take a few more trips in 2007 and you will reach the 160,000 mile mark sooner.

 
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