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That's a very very big number

Post by Charles » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:03 pm

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Post by JohnW » Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:08 pm

Wow, that’s one reliable engine and thought mine was highish now at 93k. Have you ever thought of having the car dynoed to see if the power has been retained?

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Post by Charles » Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:21 pm

JohnW wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:08 pm
Wow, that’s one reliable engine and thought mine was highish now at 93k. Have you ever thought of having the car dynoed to see if the power has been retained?
Not quite, John - it is very much a "Trigger's Broom"!!!

The original engine was rebuilt at 180k miles, a new cylinder head was installed at 250k miles (courtesy of too many skims as a result of HG failures every 80k miles) and then I had to replace the block last year at 347k miles due to excessive wear in the cylinders. I've now pretty much run-in the "new" engine and I am sure she is putting out at least 300bhp and 285lbft :D
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Post by Rav » Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:16 pm

A fantastic achievement Charles and a real indication of just how passionate you are about your car. Is that 350k miles, you have driven as I recall you bought new from BMW Canary Warf?

Oh and I can confirm that its putting out 300bhp as when you kindly drove me in it, it was fast!!

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Post by CaesarBob » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:17 pm

Epic achievement Charles!

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Post by ScooBeeFive » Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 pm

Just incredible Charles - fair play! What a journey!

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Post by Charles » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:56 am

Rav wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:16 pm
Is that 350k miles, you have driven as I recall you bought new from BMW Canary Warf?
Had it from new with 3 miles on the clock from Sytner City in Stratford in March 2003 😄
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Post by Charles » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:56 am

CaesarBob wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:17 pm
Epic achievement Charles!
Thank you 😄
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Post by Charles » Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:58 am

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:31 pm
Just incredible Charles - fair play! What a journey!
Thanks - it's been fun so far, despite the occasional roadside despair, and gearing up for the next milestones along the way 😄
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Re: That's a very very big number

Post by ScooBeeFive » Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:38 pm

Could you ever consider changing it now? Engine aside, how's the rest of it holding up?

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Re: That's a very very big number

Post by Charles » Fri Apr 16, 2021 11:15 pm

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Fri Apr 16, 2021 9:38 pm
Could you ever consider changing it now?
No!
Engine aside, how's the rest of it holding up?
Fine until the next bit fails 😄
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