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Old 01-28-2004, 02:56 AM   #1
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Typically how long do the SSEi engines last, my supercharger has been rebuilt and the engine has 253604 kilometers on it. The reason Im asking is I want to dump some money into the car (what little I have) but if I am already on borrowed time then I will simply put the money away for my next car. The most I need out of my car still is 2 years of driving at about 15-20000 k'* a year. Now I know there are exceptions to the rule and some last a long time but on average how long do the cars last.
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I'm not gonna try and mess up the SAE to Metric conversion, buit with proper maintenance, we've had cars go over 300,000 miles on this board...
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The engine will last forever as long as you always check for leaks, and property do tune ups and oil changes.
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i swear the interals are close to bulletproof. keep oil in it
tranny'* tend to be a little weak

i'm just turned over 175k last night...still running like a champ. (other than the work i put into it last weekend......[egr valve, water pump, timing chain, oil pressure sender unit]........hehehe)!

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tranny'* tend to be a little weak
That'* the only weakness. But if you baby it, it will last forever too.

EDIT: Actually, I remember looking at the Series III engine and talking about it with my dad at the auto show. He was pointing out some places on the engine that haven't changed, and pointed out certain areas of the engine where leaks commonly happen. I guess if you keep an eye on that stuff, you'll be fine.
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