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mattant
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17th Mar 11 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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 ?
BarnshaW
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17th Mar 11 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

2067 it should last too
Ingham
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17th Mar 11 at 17:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Listen for it making a noise when you start it up, if it sounds like it's running then keep it.
DannyB
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17th Mar 11 at 17:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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.
Scotty C
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17th Mar 11 at 17:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

How long is a piece of string... And all that.
sc0ott
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17th Mar 11 at 17:07   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

dont just use it until the engine blows up, use it until the whole car blows up.
Rich H
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17th Mar 11 at 17:10   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Depends on how well it's maintained, how it's driven, what day of the week it was made on etc.
jrdn7
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17th Mar 11 at 17:11   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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.
mattant
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17th Mar 11 at 17:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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?
Scotty C
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17th Mar 11 at 17:17   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Friday is the worst day for a car to be built
Rich H
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Depends what day it was made on though tbh. Friday afternoon job and you're fooked.
AlexW
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17th Mar 11 at 17:38   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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
nath2905
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17th Mar 11 at 19:34   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

m9 was running mint, then last saturday the cam belt just snapped, part my fault for leaving it but anything can happen
Crana
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17th Mar 11 at 22:23   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mate had a 12v on 137k on it gave it 37k of death! turst me total abuse then someone pulled out infront of him
Dom
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18th Mar 11 at 00:48   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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)...
Jed D
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18th Mar 11 at 07:34   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

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


i think them engines are possibly one of the best of the little-uns
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18th Mar 11 at 08:07   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cam chain as well, no belt
one-mr-t
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quote:
Originally posted by pow
Cam chain as well, no belt



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

 
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