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PostSubject: shooting for a half million   Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:35 am

I realized that my wagon could make a half million miles, God willing. The odo shows 227,000 now. With the fresh engine and transmission , and if they hold up for 200,000 plus it could happen. I don't know what all has been done , mechanically , to the car before I bought it. The only thing that I have done, aside from some cosmetic stuff, is clean and repack the front wheel bearings, replace front wheel seals , and replace the rear wheel cylinders and brake shoes. I plan to inspect and lube the suspension and u-joints next. I know that even with good maintenance unforeseen things happen but I intend to take care of it as best I can. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Fri Jan 22, 2016 2:55 pm

way to go....
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:30 pm

Curious. Are there any high mileage wagons in this forum?
My RMW (93) has 368,000. thhe new suspension should see it to 500k easily. Not so confident in the engine (no sign that the heads have ever been removed).
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Fri Jan 22, 2016 9:34 pm

My winter beater 94 Caprice Wagon has 405K miles on it and still running like a CHAMP! Original engine, never been opened up. New cap and rotor/wires on original Opti at around 240K miles. New/Used trans at about 250K miles...I'm confident that rust/rot will put her off the road long before the LT1 gives up.

Oil/filter has been changed every 5 to 6K miles since new. New AC compressor, springs, shocks, front/rear wheel bearings, rad and assorted other maintenance type stuff replaced over the years...oddly enough still has the original exhaust.
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sat Jan 23, 2016 1:59 am

GM has been going with stainless for exhaust for a while now.
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:51 am

To the best of my knowledge stainless was used on all LT1 cars...however I would have expected the mufflers to have crapped out by now...oddly they have not. The car is a winter rat/rust bucket...yet the floors, body mounts and such are perfect. D pillars, front fenders not so much.
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sun Jan 24, 2016 7:36 pm

I have a 92 rmw with 800, 000 + km on it (500000m) original mtr & trans& diff .did intake gaskets on it once 1 trans service diff has never been opened .it still has original ujoints , calipers, drums& rotors & 1original upper ball joint .body is sad but everything else is still good .you'll get your half mil no problem
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sun Jan 24, 2016 8:10 pm

I'm over 280,000 miles right now and it is no big thing. Betty has over 119, Shadow over 66 and Goldie over 98 thousand miles. So what is the big deal, LOL!!!
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:15 pm

Bert Slater wrote:
I'm over 280,000 miles right now and it is no big thing. Betty has over 119, Shadow over 66 and Goldie over 98 thousand miles. So what is the big deal, LOL!!!

And I was married for 41 years (if I get to add them all together.) cheers
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:37 pm

Not a big deal but my 92 OCC has 188k. Rebuilt tranny at 177. Engine and diff completely original. She runs strong. I anticipate am by years of service from this sweety!
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:37 pm

*many years
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Mon Jan 25, 2016 12:58 pm

my OCC had about 285K when I sold her. She just resold around 300K mi and the 5.0 needs rebuild. tranny was replaced around 180.

my 94 RMW sold to Cory with 222K on her, not sure where she's at now, but being driven frequently I believe. other than a new opti, wires, plugs, water pump, she's OE. (I replaced the OE hoses at 140K! and they were still good - put 9C1 Silicon on her)
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PostSubject: Re: shooting for a half million   Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:13 pm

Chevy Caprice currently at 182k. Original engine and tranny, just did the head gaskets
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