Re: How long before a rebuild?
200,000 is just run in for a V8 - seriously, if the car has been maintained properly with regular oil changes there is no reason you could not double that figure. Oil consumption is the criteria, if it uses more that a litre of oil / 1200 k's, time to have a look. Your oil pressure will look a bit drastic as well. Remember 200,000 k's is only 124,000 miles, which sounds better.
My V8 5.0 has 220,000 on it, granted it has been duel fuel for 100,000 of that, but it runs like a Swiss watch. I change the oil and filter every 5,000 k's and don't run thin crap synthetic oil in it. Good old 15/40 dino.
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Last edited by TopGhia; 09-13-03 at 02:22 AM.