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View Poll Results: Millage on your FIRE engine.
Less than 50,000mi 11 14.29%
50,000mi - 99,999mi 35 45.45%
100,000mi - 200,000mi 27 35.06%
More than 200,000mi 4 5.19%
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Old 28-03-2013   #1
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FIRE Engine millage

Does your Fiat have a FIRE engine?
If so whats the millage, I want to see who has the highest millage FIRE engined car on the forum
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

i'd dare say these engines could go for ages, but alot of them are used and abused and run ragged, and it does shorten the life alot

I had my old mk2 1.2 8v at just over 100k before i hit major compression misfires

Current engine is at 65k and going strong

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I'm sure they could hit 200k but Fiat is a cheap brand. Most people buy them, never service them and they die around the 100k mark.
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My 1.1 Seicento is now at about 81,200 miles, other than the odd rattle at idle it feels fantastic
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I'm sure they could hit 200k but Fiat is a cheap brand. Most people buy them, never service them and they die around the 100k mark.
I voted before reading the question, I'm the 200K+, only because I've seen a 999cc Panda with this on the clock
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Quote Originally Posted by Most Easterly Pandas View Post
I voted before reading the question, I'm the 200K+, only because I've seen a 999cc Panda with this on the clock
That's encouraging for my upcoming purchase then
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My Fantasia is wrapped in cotton wool until the gritters retire for the Summer so the mileage is a minuscule 55,000

My Panda Parade had 312,406 miles on the clock when she was written off by a Polish Laguna driver.

Guff 1 Cinquecento had 183,000 miles.

My Seicento Sporting had 98,000 miles when the block decided it needed some air.

My Panda Bianca had 78,000 miles when I sold her to a friend who decided to try fitting a Novadose body kit, failed and scrapped the car.

My 16V Punto has 48,000 miles when the cam belt went (it was actually water pump bearing failure not the 2,000 mile old belt).

My other Cinquecentos were both over 100,000. 166,678 when I sold one and 191,419 when the other was written off.
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I once had a 1986 1000CL Panda with 561,000 on the clock. A worn omega beam bush scrapped that car - the part cost more than a scruffy old panda was worth at the time.
The engine still felt fine......unknown service history (if any) and thoroughly thrashed at all times.
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Shocked, 300,000 miles.
On an original engine? Really? How on earth?
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Shocked, 300,000 miles.
On an original engine? Really? How on earth?
I'd expect any well maintained engine to do that. Our 998cc Petrol Yaris has 168k on the clock and can easily see that doing double the mileage.

Petrol Engines I'd expect to see 300k on before big issues, and Diesels double that. Its lack of mechanical empathy and maintenance which normally kills engines.
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I'd expect any well maintained engine to do that.
In that case I have never seen a well maintained engine ever. Never seen a car with more than about 180k on it in person.
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There have been quite a number of Panda's reported in the 250-350k range. I was speaking to someone at the NEC who did over 500k in an Uno on the original engine, gearbox, etc he said - amazing really!!

My Panda 4x4 is apparently a youngster at 127k but it's still the highest mileage car I've owned.
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Highest mileage I've seen in person was a Diesel Pug 205 a few years back with between 320-370k on the clock (can't remember exactly, but was well into 300k). Was still running strong also until my mate scrapped it, I said he should have sold it on with no MOT as he couldn't be bother to, I think it would still have been on the road now if so.
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just see this on puntomk2.co.uk

Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smyth View Post
Hi,

I'm new to the forum and just wondered if my good old Fiat Punto 1.2 8v sets any sort of a record. I have owned it from new (registered Sept 2004) and have just clocked up 290,508 miles (it only had 17 miles on the clock when I bought it). Looking forward to passing 300,000 miles.

I have to say it is one of the best cars I've owned.
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I sold my 1.2 8v mk2 with 178k on the clocks, last year, original gear box, clutch. such a good running engine too. still going now as far as im aware
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