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Advice for Buying 20VT Engine+GB at 210.000 miles #1608305
23/09/2017 06:37
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Hi everybody
Any experiences with as High mileage as 210.000 at a 20VT, 5 speed??
Are the engine and gearbox able to do this many miles?
What are the common failures?
What are we to look for? (We can examine the Car at workshop and drive the Car)
Thanks
Lars

Re: Advice for Buying 20VT Engine+GB at 210.000 miles [Re: LarsTW] #1608337
23/09/2017 16:01
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There are lots of UK Coupes with mileage over 200,000.

From my own experience, the items to look out for are:-

Hot oil pressure - anything above 1.5 bar would be good at that mileage.

Compression (hot) anything above 150psi would be good, but you should be more concerned it's the differences across the cylinders. You should be looking for a maximum of about five psi difference

Valve guides can wear, leading to smoke when on a trailing throttle

If the engine feels smooth and runs well, there's no reason not to buy it. History is important though - I would rather buy a high-mileage engine with a lot of history than a low-mileage engine with gaps in the history


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Re: Advice for Buying 20VT Engine+GB at 210.000 miles [Re: LarsTW] #1608408
24/09/2017 19:38
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Thanks very much Nigel

Exactly the expert advice we was looking for ;-)

thanks
Lars ;-)


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