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Re: [T3] Newbie with question on stock FI


On Tue, 2005-02-15 at 12:49, Everett Barnes wrote:
> >>  We found one for sale in nice condition, except the motor has 200,000
> original miles on it.
> > Oh no it doesnt.  They dont last THAT long.  While I cant say its
> impossible Id bank on it being rebuilt at least once.
> >
> There is a guy selling a '66 Bus on my site right now.  Original owner.  He
> rebuilt the engine at 161,000 miles.  He states he was insane about
> maintenance - oil changes, valve adjustments, etc..
> 
> Didn't the VW dealerships have a habit of replacing/rebuilding parts that
> were worn out without always telling the owners though?  I have heard this
> in the past.  It made their vehicles seem to be better mechanically than
> expected.
> 
They had some "Customer Goodwill".
My '71 was at 100K the first time, and just needed the heads freshened
up. I went ahead and put bearings in it at that time. No line bore, or
anything. It is at about 200K now, and still going strong. It is an
automatic, so there is less thrust stress on the mains. The oil light
does flicker at idle, but goes out right away when I apply throttle. It
will still do 80mph with ease.

-- 
Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
russw@classicvw.org
http://www.classicvw.org

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