1FZFE Longevity? How many miles?

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by Boston Mangler, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    I know its an open question, but how many miles can these motor go for if properly cared for?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    Thanks, tried searching (usually do that first), came up with s***

    trying to get some personalized feedback
     
  4. bjowett

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    Having one in pieces, due to another with a rod knock, it looks like a nice 300k mile motor, very beefy inside.... of course the knocking engine only has 140k.
     
  5. Boston Mangler

    Boston Mangler

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    Cool Thanks

    Others?
     
  6. erics_bruisers

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    i have a 3fe with over 200K on it --

    -- i know, not the same motor, but a variant --

    -- my FZJ has only 80K on it -- doesn't help much --

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  7. NorCalDoug

    NorCalDoug problems solved daily...

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    What concrete said...:D :flipoff2: :D

    Here's another thread.

    Your 1FZFE will love you long time.
     
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    Boston Mangler

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    cool

    thanks for the link, all i neeed

    moderator can delete this
     
  9. TX_TLC

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    Nah....just leave it..;)
     
  10. ultimauk

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    My 93 has almost 300k on her, and 30k ago I did a compression test; I averaged ~170 psi, FWIW.

    My 96 has 140k and it's a powered rocket comparatively speaking. I threw that in there just to confirm that the 93 while compression wise seems strong, the 93 probably needs the head rebuilt and the injectors addressed.

    My overall opinions of these engines are, they seem to die rather slowly and consistently.

    It's the rubber hoses that you need to watch out for.

    You know, a smart man would build a rubber to silicon hose kit.
     
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  11. CreeperSleeper

    CreeperSleeper Cascade Cruisers SILVER Star

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    You can get silicon hoses custom made thru a few shops. I've looked into it for my Jetta. I'll see if I can dig up the info for you.
     
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    MY '97 has over 195K showing on it. (Actually a lot more because I've been running 315's on it since about 50K.) So far, all I've done is replace the AC compressor and just recently, the EGR valve and modulator. I'm the original owner and have done frequent oil changes since new. Engine stil has a lot of life left in her.
     
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    Clicked over 248k on the way home from CMCC.

    Its a 1FZ
     
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