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one-mr-t

posted on 18th Mar 11 at 10:22

quote:
Originally posted by pow
Cam chain as well, no belt ;)



That's why they sound like a old bag of spanners :o


pow

posted on 18th Mar 11 at 08:07

Cam chain as well, no belt ;)


Jed D

posted on 18th Mar 11 at 07:34

i tried so hard to destroy my 1.2 16v envoy. it had about 110k, very slight tappy noise when started but not that bad. just wouldent die. so i sold it to someone who binned it i think:lol:


i think them engines are possibly one of the best of the little-uns


Dom

posted on 18th Mar 11 at 00:48

Had a 99 B from new, gear box went at 99,500k miles and it got scraped. So you're doing well, just make sure the chain has been done (should be changed around 100k)...


Crana

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 22:23

Mate had a 12v on 137k on it gave it 37k of death! turst me total abuse :P then someone pulled out infront of him :(


nath2905

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 19:34

m9 was running mint, then last saturday the cam belt just snapped, part my fault for leaving it but anything can happen


AlexW

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:38

lmfao

It could last for another week, but then it could last for another decade. My 12v (Very similar engine to 1.2) has done about 185k


Rich H

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:18

Depends what day it was made on though tbh. Friday afternoon job and you're fooked.


Scotty C

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:17

Friday is the worst day for a car to be built


mattant

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:13

quote:
Originally posted by Rich H
Depends on how well it's maintained, how it's driven, what day of the week it was made on etc.


Well it was first registered on a Tuesday, is that unlucky?


jrdn7

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:11

My 1.2 8v has been on the go since 1997. It's been thrashed around the infamous Irish backroads by a friend of a friend, and is still running sweet as a nut.


Rich H

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:10

Depends on how well it's maintained, how it's driven, what day of the week it was made on etc.


sc0ott

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:07

dont just use it until the engine blows up, use it until the whole car blows up.


Scotty C

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:04

How long is a piece of string... And all that.


DannyB

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:04

If it's driving fine then keep it and use it, it will last for years to come if it's looked after well. You wouldn't get much if you sold it with that many miles anyway, use it until it blows up then scrap it.


Ingham

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 17:00

Listen for it making a noise when you start it up, if it sounds like it's running then keep it.


BarnshaW

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 16:59

2067 it should last too


mattant

posted on 17th Mar 11 at 16:59

I was wondering how long a 1.2 16v usually lasts? I have a 1999 one with 120,000 miles on the clock, it has service history until 2004 and I gave it a service at 114,000 miles. It failed the MOT on handbrake cable and a CV joint but that's fixed now. Also let's say it's done 50% motorway driving and 50% town driving.

I ask because I'm contemplating whether I should keep it for another year or not, as it will have 130,000+ in a year which is a lot for a 16v.

Is there any noises etc that I should be looking out for ?