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Old 08-25-2012, 10:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Fwiw, my 91 subaru has roughly 170000 miles on it on the original engine original clutch and 2nd set of brakes and timing belt and waterpump. Still uses no amsoil between annual changes. Its had synthetic oil exclusively since its first oilchange, first mobil one and then amsoil after 115k miles. I'd love to get that much again out of it before doing major work on it.

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Old 08-26-2012, 08:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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highcountryexplorer - '86 Nissan 720 KC 4x4 ST with fiberglass cap
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They back up opinions with oil testing...there is info on bypass filters...etc.

Not a lot of the unicorn stuff people here are afraid of.....

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Thank you, bookmarked taking your word for it. I havent looked at topics much yet but yes i'm hoping either they can send me on further if even better places or they will know things themself.

That being said were there specific topics youve seen there or knowledge that made you recommend it? Do others there seek 500k engines?
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Old 08-26-2012, 09:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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BITOG was great ten years ago . . . but one can wade through a lot of stuff nowadays to find what is worthwhile. Case in point: check the number of threads on oil & oil filters. Both are practically irrelevant compared to the condition of the air filter (note those number of threads).

Still, for one unfamiliar with wanting to make a vehicle last longest, I'd stll recommend the [old] Bob Sikorsky book, Drive It Forever as the best introduction to how to think about and act upon principles which promote longevity. It also dovetails nicely with EM.

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Old 08-26-2012, 01:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Encouraging thread. Thanks. My hope is to keep my 1998 Civic indefinitely. I bought it used with 27,000 miles in June 2001. It now has 198,000. In the last two years I have been learning to do all the work myself (cheaper) I have a good AAA membership, and I continue what I have done since the beginning: drive it gently and maintain it regularly. Upstream O2 sensor just failed, and I replace it and the downstream sensor tomorrow with brand new OEM Denso units.
See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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Old 08-26-2012, 01:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
In the last two years I have been learning to do all the work myself (cheaper) continue what I have done since the beginning: drive it gently and maintain it regularly..
You hit the nail on the head!

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