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  • 2 weeks later...

A couple of updates for the Zafira, this happened Friday.

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Then good news earlier today.

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Well pleased with that - but its been a shit year, I've only done 89k miles...... It was 105k between the last MOT's. If I can do 11k miles in 3 weeks then I'll hit the 100k a year again!

 

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Nearly there! Thinking about it, I should have reset the trip counter when I took this. Oh well, too late now. 

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Works out as 19k a year from new. Was a lot higher than that originally but slowed down when we had it from my parents a few years back now. 

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On 11/13/2020 at 9:07 PM, Macscrooge said:

Highest miler I’ve run was a Merc E200 wagon (W124) sold on with about 225k. My last Volvo (945) had nearly 200k. My current Lexus is a mere stripling of 125k. 

There’s a guy on PH - lovely fella - with an E300d with over 400k on the wheels. He uses it properly and looks after it even better. 

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Further to the above 220022, managed to get the trip set at just the right point to achieve:

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which was a couple of thousand ago now.  Next one will hopefully be 234567, which at the rate I'm putting miles on this will be in a couple* of days time.

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8 minutes ago, mat_the_cat said:

Points deducted for not timing the moment for 22 minutes past 10 in the evening :-( Or holding an ice cube on the temperature sensor until it read 2.2°C.

I did consider both of these options.  However, the temperature sensor only jumps in blocks of 0.5°c, so it would have had to be 2.0°c or 2.5°c, neither of which would have worked properly.

I also thought about getting 232323 and 232.3 at 23:23, but completely missed that while doing a 480 mile jaunt up north.  By the time I realised, I was about 150 miles over.

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1 hour ago, Talbot said:

I did consider both of these options.  However, the temperature sensor only jumps in blocks of 0.5°c, so it would have had to be 2.0°c or 2.5°c, neither of which would have worked properly.

I also thought about getting 232323 and 232.3 at 23:23, but completely missed that while doing a 480 mile jaunt up north.  By the time I realised, I was about 150 miles over.

Yea I always miss a few that I'd like to get or end up driving round Northampton Services carpark 6 times to get the significant ones.😄

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2 hours ago, Talbot said:

Further to the above 220022, managed to get the trip set at just the right point to achieve:

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which was a couple of thousand ago now.  Next one will hopefully be 234567, which at the rate I'm putting miles on this will be in a couple* of days time.

Quick and shit.

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On 2/21/2017 at 8:20 PM, BorniteIdentity said:

Seeing as my trusty Avensis ticked over 200,000 miles today - let's see some current and past 'High Milers'.

 

We could get a limited run of badges/stickers done too if there's any interest? Bronze for 200k, Silver for 300k and Gold for the big Five Oh Oh.

I knew the A4 was getting close to the magic number, so I asked Mrs SiC the other day what the mileage was. NFI and why was the response. Because we're close to rolling over 200k! I'm sad apparently...

Hadn't checked it until earlier and it said this:

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Oof! And she's going to work tomorrow in it too. 

I'm sure you'll agreed that this is an essential journey. Also the battery needed a charge from sitting 😉

Plotted my journey carefully to not under or overshoot the target. Just under a mile from home:

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I reset the trip counter when the mileage rolled over to ensure I didn't mess this up. So after a quick detour to roll the mileage up a tad more...

🥁

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🎉

I made so sure I got the shot properly, I took a few photos... 😁

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So there we have it. Just over 10 and half year old VAG diesel that's been in the family for 10 years and around 195k miles. It's had to have a both front wheel bearings, a gearbox bearing, clutch+flywheel, thermostat and fuel pressure regulator valve changed. Plus countless tyres, pads+discs, filters and about a hundred litres of engine oil. Everything else is original and untouched.

Still looks modern and smart. Obligatory blinding VAG follow me home lights.

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If anyone manages to get a car to show 5318008 then they will be an absolute hero.  I don't think even silly-mile trucks get that high do they?  Has any vehicle ever done five million miles?

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