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Old 3rd January 2007, 13:34   #61
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What I've heard is 200,000 Kms is what you can expect on an average from a Honda or a Toyota for Indian conditions; so on an average if some one drives his/her car for 20,000 Kms per year then it's around 10 years It's like buying an opportunity to get another car 10 years down. Off course depends on how the engine is maintained, like oil change every 5000 Kms, Oil and Fuel filter change, cleaning the piston rings every 50,000 Kms etc…

This is what i'm trying to say......
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Old 3rd January 2007, 15:08   #62
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I would say Tata's engine life is not more than 70k after which it starts throwing tantrums...
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Old 3rd January 2007, 15:14   #63
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Have owned multiple Tata's all which crossed 70K and did not throw any tantrums on the engine front, electricals are however a different story altogether.
Tata's trucks run well over 500,000kms before requiring an engine rebuild(cousin owns a transport company).
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Old 27th March 2008, 08:54   #64
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Hello All,

I am new to forum.

Got a query regarding my 97 Maruti Zen ( model MH410). Engine has done around 98,000 KMs as of today. How many more kilometers the engine can go without alterations (porting, re boring etc). I tried searching for the relevant thread but was not able to locate one.

The Zen is stock and driven mostly in city. Overall FE around 13.

Please advise.

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Old 27th March 2008, 12:51   #65
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Hi recshenoy,

The life of your Zens engine really depends on how you have maintained it. If you have adhered to Marutis recommended service schedule (regular oil changes etc.), then the engine should easily see over 1.5 lac kilometers without an overhaul. My Esteems 1.3 carb engine saw near 2.0 lac kilometers with no engine work (regular changes on Mobil 1).

The best way to know its current health is to run a compression test on it.
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Old 27th March 2008, 13:05   #66
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I think most of the engines can go above 2 lacs before overhauling.I had done the following kms
1.peugot 309 petrol-1.75k and was perfect
2.Ford escort diesel--1.5k,but had to crank long to get it started.
2.opel astra diesel--1.6k--okay, but with lot of smoke
3.MM540--1.8k and still going strong
4.skoda 1.9 td--1k and is perfect
5.tata Lpt1613 truck--2.75 kms and is perfect
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Old 27th March 2008, 14:30   #67
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cleaning the piston rings every 50,000 Kms etc…
Can you elaborate on this ?

Have driven cars for a lac plus kms and never realised this is a recommended practice !
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Hi,
Interesting topic. I have Maruti Zen (1996) which has done about 198000 kms without any overhaul and is still going strong. I had bought this car in 1997 with 11000 on odo. Many would be surprised that despite about 2 lac on the odo, its clutch is the same. Though its body bears many scars but its heart and other vital organs are perfect. Yes, the regular maintenance was done and is being done religiously though I have gone ahead and bought a VDI ABS in Nov'07.
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Old 12th April 2009, 20:42   #69
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Default Life of the car - without any major problem.

If we mainitain a car in a good manner, how much KM we can drive without any problem. what will be the spares and service avalibility?

My case is
I have a Cedia sports and drive about 8000KM per annum and I maintain the car well like giving service regularly, cleaning etc.,
I love my car very much How long this will run without any major problem.
In the past, I used to change my car after 45K KM (Esteem, Lancer and Scorpio ) but now I do not want to do it. I want to keep for 8-10 years even more if it is possible.
Heard Mitsu's parts are long life compare to others, Is it true for Cedia also.
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if well maintained some cars last for almost 1.5 to 2 lac kms.
my qualis did,Still dint have any problem but we sold it off.
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Thanks. How about Mitsu cars?
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If maintained and taken care off properly a car can outlast a human being
we have so many vintage cars running,but do we have as many old people

Well that was on a lighter note.

All modern day cars can at least do 1.5L without any major repairs if taken care of properly,and a lot depends on how and where they are driven.
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Ive seen Lancer diesels with some serious mileage, 2-2.5L km & owners still happy & smiling!
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Yesterday I sold my Uno which was registered in March 1999. Run 1.2L kms and engine, gearbox, PS still in very good condition and never repaired so far.
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Yesterday I sold my Uno which was registered in March 1999. Run 1.2L kms and engine, gearbox, PS still in very good condition and never repaired so far.
Wow, you kept the car for 10 years! Thats excellent. Normally people get bored in 2 to 4 years with so many cars coming into the market but then selling in such a short time pinches the pocket really hard.

Could you please let me know at what price you bought it and at what price you sold it just to get an idea of how an investment in a car for 10 years would be?

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If we mainitain a car in a good manner, how much KM we can drive without any problem. what will be the spares and service avalibility?

My case is
I have a Cedia sports and drive about 8000KM per annum and I maintain the car well like giving service regularly, cleaning etc.,
I love my car very much How long this will run without any major problem.
In the past, I used to change my car after 45K KM (Esteem, Lancer and Scorpio ) but now I do not want to do it. I want to keep for 8-10 years even more if it is possible.
Heard Mitsu's parts are long life compare to others, Is it true for Cedia also.
Cars can last forever. The only thing is the spares need to be changed. For some cars the spares need to be changed much sooner like in case of Ford Escort, Icon etc where the cost of spares after 40k kms is so high that it becomes unviable to keep the car for too long.
The exact opposite is Honda cars that need very little spare parts change and hence you can keep running it on and on for I think 4 lac kms.

In case of Lancer Cedia, it really depends on how Mitsubishi fares in the Indian market. If sinks like Daewoo then spare cost would be extremely high and it wouldn't be viable to keep it either.

Cheers,
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