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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-27-03, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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EF 4.0L OHC Engine

Can anyone tell me how many K's I should get out of my EF 5sp wagon with a 4.0L engine? It has about 157,000 at the moment and runs really well. It uses bugger all oil and has no strange noises. It doesn't get flogged, but I give it a good run (rev to 5000 rpm) in first to third every now and then.


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I wouldn't even consider that engine middle-aged yet ELXR8.

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I've been in a taxi with almost 400,000ks on it and it ran absolutely fine. Someone else here said they were in a taxi at one stage with 700,000ks on it and it was still goin well too...so I'd say nowhere near middle age.

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so it's just run in then :)

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I was in an AU taxi with 800,000 on the clock and it was running better than mine is at 75,000.

I was in an AU taxi with 450,000 on the clock and asked the driver how it had been running etc. It had been serviced every 10,000 and that was it.

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hang on...5000 in 1st to 3rd? thats 80 od kmh in 1st....135 in 2nd...and probably about 185 in 3rd.. (don't ask how i know)...i hope you didn;t make 5000 in 3rd anywhere on public roads...

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The basic engine ill be fine at this age, but little things like valve lash adjusters are likely to get rattely in the next 50K, water pumps usually fail + the odd ancillery hangin off it. But otherwise the donk will be good for another 100,000.

Taxi's suffer less wear due to being constantly warm and running(most wear occurs when cold) and run on gas which doesn't dilute oil like petrol so less wear. Id be surprised if most high K Falcon cabs havn't done head gasket though. Having said that, I don't recall hearing of any major problems with AU head gaskets.
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i think he skips the second gear ?
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hehehe I was in an EF taxi not long ago, it was a bit rough around the edges but not too bad. the speedo was reading 140,000km, so I said to the driver, "gee that's not many for an EF" to which he laughed and said "that's the second time around!!!" that means 1,140,000kms!!!! still with standard bottom end and diff, the gearbox had been done once!!!!

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