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Long live the Coupe #1515995
20/11/2014 14:47
20/11/2014 14:47
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From time-to-time you read depressing stories how a CHOD... or turbo... or some other part pack-up, break down or blow-up all leading to expensive repair bills or worse the car has to be broken. Hopefully this story might give us all some hope and in a small way help to curb some of our worries and concerns.

Year ago, almost to the day I was lucky to pick up my 4th coupe. It had already been advertised for a few weeks before I spotted it. Over that time no one had shown any interest in viewing or even ringing to find out a little more. This could be put down to it's current mileage of 185,000. Also it still had it's original turbo, CHOD and clutch, I'm sure most punters would walk in that case. My head told me, not my heart to buy it and take a risk.

So one year on it's now done 187,750, still has the same CHOD, turbo and clutch all in excellent condition.

There's not many cars right across the board could boast such a good achievement.

As it's first birthday with me I decided to have the cam belt replaced. It's been 8 years and 100,000 miles since the last time it had been done. Inspecting the old belt I was surprised to see how good a condition it was in, even the garage owner looked surprised and told me it could of lasted another 25,000 or more.

This might help to show these cars can be reliable.

Has anyone covered 180,000 plus with their original CHOD, turbo and clutch? It would be nice to know if other coups are in the same situlaton.

Long live the coupe!

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516012
20/11/2014 16:41
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Well done with reaching such an epic mileage with all these original items still fitted, you do know you've jinxed yourself now though don't you chinny and next week your turbo with smoke, the clutch will start to slip and then the CHOD will pop, all in one day laugh

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516019
20/11/2014 17:13
20/11/2014 17:13

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That's good that I thought mine did well with 102k on the original clutch, in all the fiats I've own they have all been more than reliable to me

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516027
20/11/2014 18:08
20/11/2014 18:08
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Blimey. That is one hell of an accolade for the Coupe.

Perhaps the previous owner stored it in an hermetically sealed garage?

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516029
20/11/2014 18:48
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Joe, I was in two minds over this thread while writing it. Will this jinx the whole car. Then thought what the hell it's such achievement let's go for it.

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516031
20/11/2014 19:01
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Indeed, she's done you proud so far so I don't blaming you for this post wink

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516046
20/11/2014 20:04
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Mine has the same mileage. Original turbo, second cluth and Cambelt.
Turbo just started smoking and the clutch is slipping.
But I don't give my cars an easy time tbh so if I'd driven it sensibly it would have still been okay.
As mine was getting rebuilt anyway I gave it some stick.

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516112
21/11/2014 10:36
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I think McMike holds the record at the moment, same turbo for the past 220,000 miles IIRC


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516130
21/11/2014 13:08
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Good to hear a turbo can last up to 220,000. In which case my turbo has a long way still to go.

My aim is 200,000 and still have the same turbo, clutch and CHOD. That will be achievement and such an accolade for the Coupe.

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516167
21/11/2014 19:16
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Just make sure you don't change your thermostat John, you're most likely to blow your CHOD after a replacement, as the position of the clips change leaving the crushed/distorted area of rubber open and weak and liable to expand.
Best to change CHOD at the same time as the thermostat wink

Re: Long live the Coupe [Re: Serg1] #1516177
21/11/2014 20:44
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Thanks Ross, looking back over it's service history it seems the thermostat is also original and still working fine.

I'll take your advise if I need to replace the thermostat I'll also include the CHOD.


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