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Old 27th August 2004, 01:12   #16
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As we are talking abt the engine life...
Can any one tell me abt the engine life of a ikon1.6????

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Old 28th August 2004, 13:31   #17
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depends on tuning of the engine a engine mildly tuned will always outrun the heavily tuned engine for example take qualis's engine it has more life than a scorpio's engine.
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Old 30th November 2006, 11:53   #18
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Question Max life of Car engines in India

Hi All,

Inspired by a thread on this forum, I was thinking about what would be the maximum life (in KM) of the engines used in the indian cars. The maximum that I had seen was 1L km in an Indicab and it was still going strong.

Let us assume that car would be serviced regularly and not abused too much. In any case every engine should have a life and should be re-bored after that.

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Old 30th November 2006, 12:05   #19
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our indigo did 80,000 kms and still it feels good, sold it for 3.35lks.

it used to do around 150 kms a day on average. regularly maintained.

drove my cousins zen-d which did 1,22,000 km. man it was sounding like a 20 year old truck. heavily abused car
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My Maruthi 1000 did 1.5L & still drove like a breeze. it was averagely maintained, meaning sometimes totally abused & other times overly cared for. my friend's esteem has done 2.2L without any major hassles.
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Old 30th November 2006, 13:01   #21
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to an extent, how long an engine lasts has to do with the break in process.
regular maintenance should keep a car running strong. our previous tata estate is still running with the second owner. it had 116K kilometers when it was sold.
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Old 30th November 2006, 13:08   #22
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I have seen a qualis with 250000 KM on the odo. it belonged to my neighbour and I have never seen that car going to the workshop for anything other than routine servicing. also, it covered thsi mileage in a little over 4 years since he has a factory on teh Delhi Jaipur highway and the car used to do at least two trips everyday to and fro (on extremely well laid roads- NH8 mostly, I must add)

and to top is all, he sold the car to a taxi operator !!- so obviously the buyer felt that car was good for some more serious mileage.

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Well I guess it depends on driving & maintenance style first of all. My cars have never had engine troubles ever since I started maintaining them personally instead of letting the driver deal with them. Good, modern engines can last a long mileage provided they are run-in properly & serviced regularly.

My OHC VTEC has already done 121k & is running as good as ever!!

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Have been driven around in a 2.5 lakh kilometer run qualis and it did not show any signs of old age[if I may call it so],inspite of the qualis being ripped on the bangalore-mysore highway.

I have seen a qualis in the second market around 1.5 lakh kilometers in a little less than two years.

Ps: Dealers claim qualis can run for 7 lakh kilometers easily.

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Even my OHC VTEC has 127K on Odo and engine doesn't show it's age anywhere.
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How long a well maintainted car can run without a engine problem? It runs as long as the car is well maintainted (if there is a break in, its not maintained properly )

Here is a relative thread

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...-odometer.html (Highest reading in the odometer!)
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Guys,

I would like to know maximum distance an Indian car can travel before an engine overhaul. Guess it was not obvious from my post.

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I would like to know maximum distance an Indian car can travel before an engine overhaul. Guess it was not obvious from my post.

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That's exactly the point....there is no simple answer to that.... It depends on how it has been driven. During the run in period and after too....

And if it has been serviced regularly.
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A Sumo taxi we'd once gone nature hopping in told us that every 2 lakh kms he got his engine rebuilt. And it would again work like new for another 2 lakh kms.
The engine was silky smooth when we'd toured in the Sumo
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That's exactly the point....there is no simple answer to that.... It depends on how it has been driven. During the run in period and after too....

And if it has been serviced regularly.
I know that overhaul period differs depending on the car. Assuming that car is maintained well (as good as most of the car owners do) and little bit of abuse, what would be the figures like. I am not looking at exact figures. For Ex - A cab wala told me that Indica would be require an overhaul 1-1.5 L. Is it same for all cars or does it differ?
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