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Old 09-11-2009   #1
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Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

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Does anyone know the life of a 1.1 Seis sporting (2000) in miles or kilometers?

Im about to install a brand new clutch kit, the car currently has 123 thousand kilometers, the way i see it my original clutch lastest this. So i´d like to know the above question to have some idea.

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How many miles does your Seicento have on the clock?

I´d like to know whose Seicento has the most miles.

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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

94,000 body gave out before the engine
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

There have been cars on here with well over 100,000 miles. Will depend on lots of factors, including how often you change the oil and filter.
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

An engine could be beyond economic repair at 40K miles without maintenance, and on the other side could easily get to 200K with regular servicing.

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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

My (2001 Seicento Schumacher) is currently on 117,000 miles - the oil has been changed every 6 months...
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

Quote Originally Posted by hazeyblue View Post
My (2001 Seicento Schumacher) is currently on 117,000 miles - the oil has been changed every 6 months...
I think that bears out my previous post

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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

99k on my 1998 Sei Sporting.

I always stick to the following on any car:

1. Genuine oil filter
2. Quality oil and never mix brands
3. Quality anti freeze and never mix brands
4. NGK spark plugs
5. Genuine air filter
6. A minimum 60 mile motorway run every couple of weeks (too much city driving does no good)
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

my 97/98 cinq has almost hit the big 100 (miles that is)
had a few problems over the years but still going strong
i think i'm lucky in that the body has lasted nicely too (first tiny bit of welding needed only last month)
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

mine on 96k I think, but its had about 4 new clutches in 4 months and has spent the last 5-6 months in a guarage having its clutch done again. I've kinda given up all hope of driving it again now.
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Just picked up a 99 T sei with 121k strong as an ox and drives like new.
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

It's a "how long is a piece of string" type question !!

If the cars been serviced and done mainly motorway miles it could last 200k+.

If the cars been abused and had lots of stop start town driving it may be worn out in 60-70k.

low miles on a car is not always good, high miles on a car is not always bad

How the cars been used is the most important !!
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Above post is true, My car passing 173k never had a masive problem with the engine!
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

as said, well serviced engine will last a long long time..

My first high boost cinq had covered 97,000 and engine wise was still running strong, one of the most reliable cars i've had. It had 4 owners whilst being turbo'd. Ther body went before the engine.

My stilo is at nearly 140k miles and still pulls like a train and purrs like a kitten.. Also in the past have had an 899cinq with over 100k, a escort diesel with 143k, and lets not forget my first car, a classic beetle with 234k miles (again the engine out lasted the shell)
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Re: Engine Life in Miles / Kilometers

It also depends on the type of usage the car gets, 100k on a motorway in long runs causes less wear than 100K in town with lots of stop start motoring and lots of cold starts
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