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#1608305 - 23/09/2017 07:37 Advice for Buying 20VT Engine+GB at 210.000 miles
LarsTW Offline

Registered: 01/03/2017
Posts: 5
Loc: Denmark
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)

#1608337 - 23/09/2017 17:01 Re: Advice for Buying 20VT Engine+GB at 210.000 miles [Re: LarsTW]
Nigel Offline
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Registered: 16/12/2005
Posts: 16870
Loc: Staffordshire
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

#1608408 - 24/09/2017 20:38 Re: Advice for Buying 20VT Engine+GB at 210.000 miles [Re: LarsTW]
LarsTW Offline

Registered: 01/03/2017
Posts: 5
Loc: Denmark
Thanks very much Nigel

Exactly the expert advice we was looking for ;-)

Lars ;-)