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Corsa_Mel
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20th Feb 04 at 17:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Just reached the big 100 000 in my Mreg 1.4 8v corsa

Whats the highest mileage people have seen or have had with corsas? My engine is starting to cause me problems now. Had the head gasket replaced for the 2nd time about a month back to hopefully solve the coolant water leak. However the coolant water is still dissapearing somewhere. As well as the oil every serveral hundred miles.

Just thinking what to do with it? the mechanic can't find the cause to the water leak and all this time its not getting better.


Possible options:

Keep on paying money to get the engine repaired.

Get an engine conversion (how ever i have never heard 1 success story with this option)


What u all think?
Danz_Corsa
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20th Feb 04 at 18:01   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

engine conversion is the way i reakon mate,

if you can get the job done right, either DIY or otherwise it'll be as good as new if all parts that need uprating are etc
miles
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20th Feb 04 at 19:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

100k aint all that much really.

Depends how its been looked after really.
a_j_mair
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20th Feb 04 at 19:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

iv seen 1o4k in my 1.2 and its been thrashed for the last 40k
M4rk P
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20th Feb 04 at 19:16   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my bros corsa just ticked over 145k never had a problem with it either
J100RSA
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20th Feb 04 at 22:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Get an engine conversion (how ever i have never heard 1 success story with this option





ive never had a problem with mine

[Edited on 20-02-2004 by J100RSA]
Corsa_Mel
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21st Feb 04 at 00:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

J100RSA, what did you have done and what was the total price if u dont mind me asking.

True... it does depend on how well the engine was looked after. Mine has had a rough life so I think its trying to tell me that now.
luca2020
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mines done just under 118,000 i think, tho it had a full vauxhall rebuild at 30,000 so basicaly everything was replaced
IntaCepta
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Registered: 25th Mar 02
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21st Feb 04 at 03:14   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

why did u rebuild the engine so early??
luca2020
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i dident, the previous owner did, i have no idea why the rebuild took place, esp. since it cost 3k and was done by vauchall, surely cheeper to get a brand new engine? i got the vaux recipets too, quite funny really
drunkenfool
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Registered: 7th Feb 03
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21st Feb 04 at 03:41   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

my C14SE is on 128k, L reg, and its been driven hard for the last 20k that i know of! Im saving up for the XE conversion at the end of teh year though.
mike_1.2LS96
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Registered: 23rd Oct 03
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21st Feb 04 at 11:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've got up to 121k - 1.2 8v, everythings sound except for a leaking head Tempis always below 90 and starts every time

BabyBlade
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Registered: 5th Feb 03
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21st Feb 04 at 12:42   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

52.5k o my 93 C14SE

Head gasket went last week though

Suppose it is 10 years old bless em
Danz_Corsa
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21st Feb 04 at 12:53   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

My 1995 1.2 8v'er done 120,000 and touch wood going perfect! Getting ragged by me, and was previously a pool car so can imagine it got thrashed then aswell lol
ed
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Registered: 10th Sep 03
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21st Feb 04 at 16:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Danz_Corsa
My 1995 1.2 8v'er done 120,000 and touch wood going perfect! Getting ragged by me, and was previously a pool car so can imagine it got thrashed then aswell lol


I think the early 1.2i 8v are pretty tough engines... Mines done 90,000 and its fine. My friends are all driving about in thier fords, renaults and citroens which are smokey and rattle like fuck (after having done a similar milage)! But they still think Corsas are crap, at them!
AdamF
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21st Feb 04 at 16:13   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive seen a car with 298000 miles on it still going strong

 
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