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Old 10-27-2002, 05:03   #1 (permalink)
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ford 250 crossflow hits 500,000km

A good mate has a motor out of an XD falcon sedan (ex taxi) it hit 500,000 original km a week ago, The only things touch on the motor was 1 new set of headers and gasket,1 whole new exhaust system,1 new distributer and points,2 new sets of leads and 1 carby kit.

The car was owned and driven by his father as a taxi, and was sold to him when it had 310,000km on the clock for $1200.

The motor now sits in a stand with the original dash attached to it to show km, It gets started only on special occations (like a big piss up, eg birthday) and it still does not miss a beat.

I was wondering if anybody knows if it is a record of any kind,
or is that standard for a ford hahahaha..

But in my eyes 500,000km is a dream for most motors (mainly holdens.........joking)
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Old 10-27-2002, 05:11   #2 (permalink)
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500, 000Km is a lot of k's to do!

Hate to ruin your dreams but that ain't no record, my current EF has 608, 000Km give or take a thousand. It was an Ex - Taxi as well. My brothers ex - EA had done approxximatly 1, 400, 000 before the tree jumped out in front of him.

The falcon six's go hard!
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Old 10-27-2002, 05:15   #3 (permalink)
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1,400,000km!!!!! BLOODY HELL!!!!! even 500,000k is HEAPS!!!! i have seen an EB ex taxi and it had 714,000k on it, the cab driver even bought it off the cab company after it was decommissioned, because the car had given such reliable service!

but bundy_rat, tell your mate congratulations though!
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Old 10-27-2002, 05:19   #4 (permalink)
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I've had the pleasure of hopping into AU falcons with over 1,000,000 kms, and it was running in mint condition. not sure if it was fixed in that time, but still.

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500, 000Km is a lot of k's to do!

Hate to ruin your dreams but that ain't no record, my current EF has 608, 000Km give or take a thousand. It was an Ex - Taxi as well. My brothers ex - EA had done approxximatly 1, 400, 000 before the tree jumped out in front of him.

The falcon six's go hard!


The trees are bad for that, 1,400,000 is a hell of a lot of km.
But the 250's just do not die,I own a XF s-pac fully optioned with all spoilers it only has 160,000km on the clock, I had the motor blue-printed,high compression pistons & rings,stage 2 heatseecer cam,triple springs,stanless valves,high vol oil pump,ported polished,etc......and running an extra 12 pound boost on the injection.

So i must admit the falcon six's never die and go harder than a air to ground missile.
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Old 10-27-2002, 06:04   #6 (permalink)
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Sounds like you got your self a killa XF there. I think that about 1,500,000Km is near the end of the life for an EA with center point that only works on gas. I have some mates and there XF had done about 1,200,000 before his old man got rear ended in it. He was lucky to walk out considering that the boot was in the rear passenger cabin.!

Glad to see people working on the good ol XF's Keep it up.
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Old 10-27-2002, 14:31   #7 (permalink)
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My XF has over 300,000ks on it.

I just did over 1,400ks on the weekend, and it did not miss a beat.

T3man has a good 250 Xflow that goes hard. A turbo could have something to do with it though.
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I think apart from head bolt and gasket issues the Inline 6 would pretty much go to 500,000km without the cylinder head comming off.
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My mate at highschools dad had a rambler matador v8 that went around the million three times on the same motor!
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