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How many miles on your orig. engine?

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Old 02-19-2006, 05:07 PM
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103k and runs like a champ! Powerwise, I think it's making more now than when it was new. I'm curious what the highest mileage is people have seen on these motors.
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:36 PM
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110,000 miles
its my daily driver making over 400rwhp
i think 200,000 is a good point to rebuild the engine or just get a new one. when mine hits 200,000 (assuming it gets there) im just selling my car and builing an efi 408 with an innercooled turbo
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Old 02-19-2006, 05:43 PM
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i just bought mine with 198,000 on it. other than a couple pretty massive oil leaks the car ran real good, I drove it a whole 1/2 mile before I ripped out the engine and tranny for a full rebuild. The body and interior is in good shape and for the price I couldnt pass it up
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:43 PM
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My original motor had 160k and ran good.
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Old 02-19-2006, 06:57 PM
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59,600. But the GD rear main drips a lil oil and has managed to coat my clutch with it. However, Ive heard this is a common problem with 5.0s...?
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:25 PM
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Mine just 241k and finally quit. As long as it wasn't abused it should last. Luckly the previous owner of my car was a nun and didn't do much racing(I think).
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:28 PM
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59,600. But the GD rear main drips a lil oil and has managed to coat my clutch with it. However, Ive heard this is a common problem with 5.0s...?
Yup, they are famous for that. Mine does a little as well. Not bothering w/ it until the clutch goes out though.
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Old 02-19-2006, 07:29 PM
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okay good to know. yeah i am finally forced to replace my clutch this spring.
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Old 02-19-2006, 08:44 PM
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My "new" 84 GT has 277,800 miles on it of course the little 5.0 finally submitted and spun a bearing and forced the owner to sell. The previous owner did regular maintenance and never abused it. This car is still cleaner than most cars with a third of those miles.
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Old 02-19-2006, 09:02 PM
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Bought my 90GT with 72k..it now has 83k. I bought it from an older guy who had hip replacement surgery and could no longer operate the clutch. No problems except for a leaking rear main which will be taken care of next week when i change the clutch.
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