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Submitted: Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:25
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I'd be intersested to see photos of odometres with very high km on them, as i am curious as to how long one can make an automobile last.
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Reply By: Diver1 - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:37

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:37
havent got a photo of it but a few years ago a lady came in with her fuel card (worked at c@#$*x) and asked her for hre speedo (on a car that was about 7yrs old - think from memory it was a suby of some sort) - she asked me to guess....i pulled a big number saying 500,000km....but no got that wrong......she had just clicked over 900,000km on the original motor!!!! she looked after it like mad!!! she was a postal deliverer....

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Follow Up By: luch - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:57

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:57
very common especially taxi's and couriers over a million k's on the original motor

Hot km's is the secret
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Reply By: kimprado - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:41

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 20:41
Wayne

We ran an Essex? truck in the bush back in the 50's and early 60's. That old girl would have gone around the clock many times.

I have a lot of fond memories of my time with that truck in the bush. That, and an old tractor taught me how to drive.

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Kim
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Follow Up By: Wayne-o - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:02

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:02
Isnt it amazing....if you look after a vehicle/engine, give it love and attention that it deserves, it always gives it back. I know my Patrol, given it only has 70k on the clock, has always been service on time, and always the best fluids, oils etc, and it does everything i demand out of it. Where mates have similar cars, similar mileage and they are near on destroyed!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:13

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:13
Oh the memories of my grandfathers old Essex buck board!!!!! I remember my Grandfather running all over the farm and through the bush in Buckleuch (spelling?) SA with that thing.
I learnt to drive in a 1937 model chev, I was six years old and my father asked if I thought that I could drive it to the next farm???? What did he six year old say "of course daddy". My first driving lesson!!!!!


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Follow Up By: Wayne-o - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:21

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:21
Im not convinced that they build cars to last anymore.
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Follow Up By: kimprado - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:23

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:23
Dunworkin

Was that my truck? we picked it up in South Australia. Tray, no cover.

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Follow Up By: Member - Dunworkin (WA) - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 22:07

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 22:07
Wayne-o I don't think that we could mow down a mob of about 100 emus that were eating the crop with any vehicle today without some damage, the old '37 chevvy came out without a dent.

kimprado, my grandfathers farm was at Buchleuch (spellling?) near Sherlock in SA, he sold the farm back in the early sixties but my Hubby and I did a down memory lane trip over there in 1998 and it was still there and still going apparently, (I didn't see it going and didn't want to go near it but it was there.
So to answer your question I don't know but it could well be if you got it from that area. It would be nice to think it was. Tray, no cover.

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Follow Up By: Hairy - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 01:38

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 01:38
Geeeeezzzee Kimprado,
That would have been back when South Aust. was part of New Holland? LOL

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Follow Up By: kimprado - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 15:59

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 15:59
Hairy

Are you the guy that came sailing up Lake Alexandrina with a red coat and fancy buckled shoes while we were trying to extract the cat from underneath the harvester wheels?

Fair dinkum mate, you scared the sh*t out of us! The guys wound'nt touch a drop of Chardonnay for weeks (not even the cook).

Could'nt get a crew in the shed for years. Had to pay them double, with a NZ shearing comb.

LOL

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Reply By: Willem - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:20

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 21:20
My GQ is only just run in with 332,000 on the clock!!
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Follow Up By: Trevor R (QLD) - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:11

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:11
Geez Willem, my GU 2000 model already has 305,000km. I'll be in your mileage by Warraweena (nearly). I'll show you mine if you show me yours LOL!!.

Trevor.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:54

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:54
Yeah there's always someone who has done more..lol.

Thats only 44,000 a year. I have slowed up a bit now to around to 25,000 a year and am keeping forby's longer too though have never owned a drive for more than 6 years. That was me old FJ 55 which fell apart at 560,000. In the old days I would average 6 vehicles a year...lol

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Reply By: Nick R - Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 22:32

Friday, Apr 20, 2007 at 22:32
If our tractor were able to average 70km/h it would be past 600000km by now, 7 years old, did the rings and head last year.......
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Reply By: joc45 - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 01:32

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 01:32
Interesting how people talk about some of the old vehicles and how they lasted so long, and how they don't make them now like they used to, but my maternal grandfather, who had a series of model T Fords, reckoned that the model T motor used to last about 30,000 miles, and they were stuffed. My paternal grandfather had 3 old model T motors (presumed stuffed) sitting in the back shed, all from one vehicle.
Now why did I bring this up?....
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Reply By: Bilbo - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:55

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 13:55
I hope "Goingplatinum" doesn't see this thread,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

;)

Bilbo
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 20:53

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 20:53
Just put '3.0L GU' in the title somewhere, then sit back and watch.
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Follow Up By: goingplatinumcomau - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 22:54

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 22:54
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 00:21

Monday, Apr 23, 2007 at 00:21
Amazing!!

Stuck fer words!

Bilbo
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Reply By: pajdid - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 22:36

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 22:36
Have just sold my AU11 Falcon, 6 years old and 990000k's. Never had the head off rebuilt transmission four times and diff twice. Have replaced it with BF Falcon in July last year and have over 70000k's on it now. They are both Taxi's. The AU11's engine oil is that clean that it is hard to see on dipstick.
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Reply By: Member - extfilm (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 23:43

Saturday, Apr 21, 2007 at 23:43
We have a few digger's with over 15000 hrs on the clock. work that out at averaging 80kms an hour (These things sit on 2300 rpm). It is approx 900 000ks same engines
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Reply By: V8Diesel - Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 20:12

Sunday, Apr 22, 2007 at 20:12
Sold my Ford XC V8 station wagon in Kunnunurra with 660,000km's on the clock. I swear by the old Henry's. I have an original 1964 Fairlane with a 289 V8 which is still spot on and the '97 V8 Fairlane we also have are well known to get 600 odd in executive taxi form without giving trouble.

Big motor doing lazy work plus good maintenance = big km's. As mentioned before, it's the stop start short travel that kills 'em.

Another car I was always surprised at was the old Volvo's. The 4 cyl models can go for half a mill without any trouble at all. Good, solid design (if a little uninspriring).
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