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post #1 of 3 Old 12-07-2006, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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250000 miles reached on my little VW diesel !

Yesterday was a great day ! My '86 VW Golf diesel turned over 250k miles ! No major repairs other than normal maintenance items and I get an average of 45 mpg. Hmm, whats the list so far,
2 sets of shocks and struts
1 alternator
vacuum pump rebuilt
4 timing belts {every 60k miles}
3 sets of tires
2 headlights

yep, thats about it.



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post #2 of 3 Old 12-07-2006, 12:36 PM
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Thats great gunny. Get your moneys worth. I've got about 237000 miles on my 95 Toyota T-100 4X4. Haven't done all that much to it either. I'm going to drive it till its junk. A new truck is big $$$$$'s and I'm a cheapo when it comes to autos so I'll have the T-100 for a while longer. Wish I was getting the mpg you are though.

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post #3 of 3 Old 12-07-2006, 05:40 PM Thread Starter
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you might want to consider doing an engine swap when that engine finally goes south. I know a guy up here that put a 6.2 diesel in his . He gets around 30 mpg with it, not sure how he did the 4x4 part of it, but it still is 4x4. He hauls lots of stuff with it. He says the torque is out of this world, not as much zip as the stock engine, but he likes the mpg.

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