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dingguhlbary
07-17-2007, 01:11 AM
im just wondering if these engines are troopers. if you know of any cars that have a ridiculous amount of miles or something, let us know. 129k isnt so high right?[:)]

aytheory
07-17-2007, 01:37 AM
Is this enough for you - not my car but a trooper non the less

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v235/Ertman/Audi/DSC00637.jpg

Bic-Ball
07-17-2007, 01:50 AM
i hit 150k the other day

libtech75
07-17-2007, 05:11 AM
This is an interesting question. And neither of you had any engine replacements yet?

Ewok_Fetus
07-17-2007, 05:33 AM
If it is any help, my dads old Audi 4000 with the 5 cylinder made well over 500k miles without any replacements except the usual maintenance stuff...

pipe7284
07-17-2007, 06:28 AM
145k miles here, and still running strong. just replaced maintenance stuff, no big headaches.

Rico750
07-17-2007, 06:31 AM
im on 171.000 now.. still very strong! get good oil every 3000 / 3500 miles and regular maintenace! hopefully it will go for ever, i just love my car.

Euro-Tuner
07-17-2007, 06:38 AM
im on 171.000 now.. still very strong! get good oil every 3000 / 3500 miles and regular maintenace! hopefully it will go for ever, i just love my car.

same here...I am putting my internals through hell and it runs like new...171k miles with ko4 on 26 psi, all the supporting mods, state III southbend clutch and I drag it time to time. I love my car

user name
07-17-2007, 06:39 AM
152,000 and still strong. but honestly depends on how you drive and how up to date you are on all of your service.

Nebone
07-17-2007, 07:17 AM
Little over 115,000 on my 2001.5 with original clutch. Turbo been in since car had ~5,000 miles and replace under warranty (youngin). Sytec every 5,000 miles and Lubro Moly injector cleaner.

onemoremile
07-17-2007, 07:23 AM
VW/Audi engines are famous for being the only part on the car that doesn't need replacing.

This is my old 94 Jetta VR6. It was retired at 299,900 miles when enough other parts failed to make repairing it cost prohibitive.

http://www.audizine.com/gallery/data/500/1174jetta_in_vail_small.JPG

Euro-Tuner
07-17-2007, 07:27 AM
you were going 125mph when you hit 250k miles and you were distracted enough to get a camera and take a picture?!?!?!

Bic-Ball
07-17-2007, 07:29 AM
I'm sure he took that trip specifically for the picture.

pinky
07-17-2007, 07:30 AM
VW/Audi engines are famous for being the only part on the car that doesn't need replacing.

This is my old 94 Jetta VR6. It was retired at 299,900 miles when enough other parts failed to make repairing it cost prohibitive.

a friend of mine has the instrument cluster from his mk2 jetta.. it had ~444k on it when he pulled it and the original engine to put a vr6 in there.

Shortness
07-17-2007, 07:37 AM
if the engine is running well now and was well maintained, keep up on the maintainance and it will most likely last longer than the rest of you car. i just cracked 120k (im 2.8). i need to do my timing belts though

we just sold a 96 2.8 with 180k. it was up on the rack, and i couldnt believe the state of this car. the underside was in better shape than most GMs with 30k. that wasnt really that relivant, but i thought i would throw it out there

dubiraq05
07-17-2007, 07:43 AM
mine just turned 160k. i wanted a picture doing 160mph at 160mph and 160 miles on the trip but i guess chris forgot to remove the speed limiter and it was at 125mph. i tried to get a new one in time but it didnt happen. maybe i will try for 161k

onemoremile
07-17-2007, 07:47 AM
you were going 125mph when you hit 250k miles and you were distracted enough to get a camera and take a picture?!?!?!

My lady and I drove to Colorado to get married on a cliff in Nederland. We were headed to Moab for some honeymoon action and saw the mileage getting close to the big mark as we drove through Vail. We had one of those little stainless steel bodied Canon cameras and I rested it on the top of the steering wheel and floored it. Six fingers were on the wheel and 4 on the camera. The car had a lot of track time and was well sorted so it was dead stable at speed. We took pics from 110 to about 135 but most were blurry. We were never in any danger whatsoever. As soon as the last pic was taken I flipped the camera back into my lap and slowed down.

The pic was taken the day after getting married. It was followed by some speed limit cruise control and excellent RH.

Yes, it is a bad idea to do these kind of speeds on a freeway even if the car is set up for it and there isn't another soul around. We didn't pass a single car on this little high speed run.

I did get pulled over on the way home in Fort Morgan Colorado for 106.2 mph. Got to spend 5 hours in jail while Barney Fife booked me for a reappearance. 500 bucks to a lawyer and it all went away. They wrote me a 16 point ticket too. Got a couple nice reminders of our honeymoon there. [:D]

emeralda4
07-17-2007, 07:50 AM
Yeah my car has hit 120k but make sure you do the timing belt alot earlier cause the guy who owned the car before me went 116k before it went and bent all the valves and had to have the head, turbo and wastegate replaced. So like they said do the normal mantaince done and you'll be fine

jlien08
07-17-2007, 08:05 AM
1998.5 w/ 165,000 on it. As previously stated, assuming you keep the timing belt and basic maintenance stuff in shape the engine should last forever!