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Old 08-25-2008, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Location: Brownsville, Tn
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Meat-roll - '97 Geo Metro
Team Metro
90 day: 55.4 mpg (US)

Wife's Brruik - '03 Buick Century
90 day: 30.84 mpg (US)

Blue Balt - '08 Chevrolet Cobalt XFE
Team Chevy
90 day: 38.19 mpg (US)
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I agree Johnny. You've done a hell of a job on Christine, too. Here are my numbers:

1997 Metro 105,000 mi. #2 cyl. dead, and bad front end body damage.
$700.00 even

Rebuild kit from Parts Dinosaur via Ebay complete with new pistons, valves, oil and water pumps, bearings, all seals and gaskets, etc

Chilton's manual and Misc. supplies

106 wrench hours (I never said I was a mechanic)

Total: $1205.00

Sold my 1993 Buick Century to recover costs $1100.00

Grand total: $105.00

The Buick got 28 mpg, and my Metro average is 51 mpg. I recovered that $105.00 real quick. Even if I had not sold the Buick I would have recovered the $1250.00 before long. My rebuild was at home with no advanced tools aside from the cylinder hone I rented from AutoZone. The Chilton's manual was easy enough to follow that I had very little issues. It was not rocket science.

Thank you for all that you have shared. What you have done with that Metro of yours has been very inspiring to others trying to do the same thing.

Oh, and I just turned 129,000 mi.
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