highest mileage 88-94s post up - Second Generation Forum

Forum Post / Reply
You must log in before you can post or reply to messages.
highest mileage 88-94s post up
Monday, July 14, 2008 9:28 PM
my 91 has 137K on the original 2.2 tbi and it runs like a baby. no oil leaks or burning and showing no signs of getting tired.

Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 3:19 AM
The blue 88 Coupe is sitting somewhere around 285k, It smoked a few head gaskets along the way and the top end of the motor was rebuilt due to that. Died because of water in the oil.

Atleast it is chillin in a garage these days..... Saved from a junkyard for the time being with a garage full of spare parts.



95 Cobra
Check out my site
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:09 AM
90 cavalier, 2.2 137K on the body and 18K on a new crate motor thats boosted.


**changes are here**

Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:12 AM
My '89 Lil Red sedan made it to 186,774.4 miles before I had to park her because of the transmission. She probably would have made it to 200,000+ if the previous owner would have taken better care of her. When I got it the oil hadn't been changed for 12,000+ miles and was nice and sludgy, the antifreeze was a greenish brown partly due to all the dirt in the overflow tank and god knows when the last time the transmission fluid had been changed and the tires were literally down to the inner cords.








Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 8:19 AM
Spike J wrote:

My '89 Lil Red sedan made it to 186,774.4 miles before I had to park her because of the transmission. She probably would have made it to 200,000+ if the previous owner would have taken better care of her. When I got it the oil hadn't been changed for 12,000+ miles and was nice and sludgy, the antifreeze was a greenish brown partly due to all the dirt in the overflow tank and god knows when the last time the transmission fluid had been changed and the tires were literally down to the inner cords.


thats the typical way people treat older cavaliers . and the wonder why imports "last longer". somethings only as good as the way it was treated.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 10:38 AM
when I drove my '91 wagon last, it had 352,000 KM on the clock. Still runs like a champ.


2010 Honda Fit LX
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Thursday, July 17, 2008 1:32 PM
Hi,
My '89 turbo 'Bird SE coupe has 233,000mi on it. The engine's never been touched - but most else has been replaced. It's my daily driver (as I don't want to get my '07 Solstice GXP scratched...). Everything still works great - except the trip odo.
Take care,
Moe
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Thursday, August 07, 2008 12:36 AM
Currently circle track racing a 1992? I think. 2.2 auto 4 door. Has 206,000 miles and I bounce it off the rev limiter every week. This car won't die we have been racing it for 3 years now front end all messed up still runs strong. Ran a 100 lap enduro at the begging of the year finished 85 out of 100 laps. Ate a sparkplug at 65 laps then threw the passenger front tread off the tire with 10 laps to go. Ended up 5th out of 19 cars with about 9 cars actually finishing the race.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Monday, August 11, 2008 9:47 AM
my 94 2.2 has 196,304 on it, and its the original clutch LOL



Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, October 10, 2008 7:17 PM
damn, my 94 3.1 has 195,000 Miles on the OD. My old 90 2.2 had 220,000 on it before I sold it 5 yrs ago. (I wanted a Z24 with the V6 and a 5 spd)



Everything Louder than Everything else
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Thursday, October 23, 2008 2:58 PM
my 91 z auto, motor was all original aside from tune ups, and lower intake gaskets, and had 330,000 Miles, when i rolled it.

Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Thursday, October 23, 2008 5:40 PM
my 89 cavi 2.0 5 speed had over 300,000 on her befor she was totaled for me ( dumb bitch ran a stop sign)




Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, October 29, 2008 4:29 PM
im at 137,000 miles and all i've had to replace was a starter and timing belt... Won't start now though every time i jump it it catches fire... stupid rodents!



Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, November 02, 2008 8:31 AM
93 2.2

500 Miles on the motor (93 Bottom End rebuilt, 92 Head (larger valve guides))
167k on the body (where its been since the originial motor blew a head gasket and then spun a rod bearing)

Had this car remained my daily driver, add about 52000 to it (since thats what ive put on my Z24), 219k



Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 12:28 AM
My 91 Z24 5 speed has got well over 180k miles on it, not sure of correct mileage as I reset odometer a few yrs ago. I rebuilt it from a front end total and discovered it had been wrecked once before that. Ive had it since 2001 and have tried to kill it several times and it wont die. All thats been done as far as keeping it running is one starter, replaced ac compressor and misc ac parts with it, tune ups, 1 set of rear wheel bearings( added stereo weight) and 2 clutchs ( first one was a kevlar race that didnt live long on street). I have held it at the rev limit for almost 10 mins to try and kill it so I would have a reason to build a new engine but it just keeps ticking. It has ran hot a few times an even shut down due to being overheated, put some water in it and keep going. It has never even had the upper intake off of it or anything. Im gonna keep driving till it dies. Oh and it still gets 28mpg at 80mph with the air on and all my crap in it.



Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Monday, November 17, 2008 7:21 PM
I Have an '88 SkyHawk coupe (2.0 VIN code K/ TH125 auto trans) with 197,866 miles on it, all original except wheels and left door. I lost those after a custom van, driven by my friend's wife, in a hurry to get hockey tickets and not looking backing up shoved it against a curb and dragged it almost 10 feet). This car is "ugly enough to be a modern art masterpiece." It's gray with a white door from an '89 Sunbird. It was my daily driver until a I bought an '03 Accord new. It's lost some bottom end oil pressure (light comes on periodically) and a little oil gets by the valve guide seals. I just pull and clean the plugs every 3 months and go on with my day. It doesn't burn oil (except the occasional puff of valve leak burnoff from a cold crank). I found a supplier of long block assemblies for 1.8 1nd 2.0 OHC motors and grabbed one for $485.00 shipped. I also have a local body shop in my pocket (College Paint & Body, Raleigh, NC) that does very nice work. Coming up is a paint job with all glass out, front and rear clips off, replacing all seals and trim. I figured this car took such good care of me I ought to return the favor. My Accord and '94 Firebird Formula aren't jealous of the attention... and like 91z24audio said these cars can get hellacious mileage. I once got 443 miles on 11.5 gallons on an all-highway-miles trip in Eastern NC.

If anyone's interested (no offense taken if not) I'll do a post on the engine swap and another on the before and after body work.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Monday, November 17, 2008 7:28 PM
my 92 beretta gt had 392,000 on it when it finally died. 3.1 auto.

does that count?



If I can't be my own... I'd feel better dead.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, December 07, 2008 4:44 PM
I have a 1993 sunbird gt with a 3.1 5-speed I got for free. It currently has 347,747kms on it and works like a dream other than I think the slave cylinder has finally bit the dust.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 1:57 PM
Lookin at you other members im hoping i can get up there but i got a long way to go. My 88 cimarron has 106k on it.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:17 AM
my 91 has 153,xxx miles but 53k on the engine
my 89 115,xxx miles and 10k on the engine




Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 4:33 PM
My 91 cavy has somewhere around 220 000km on it (to cold outside to go check) .... 2nd tranny in it, third eng in it (2rebuilds - i had to do only one after only 10 000Km of owning the car pre owner put the wrong crank bearings in it ) 3 or 4 alts (had a problem grounding out end up a small about of water was coming in when it was raining and corroded a connetor on the inside firewall) Still org starter tho *Knock on wood* there is not much org equipment left on that car either removed or replaced


<BR>
<IMG src="http://www.j-body.org/registry/91pimpcavy/cavysigback.jpg">
I'm a shady character

Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, January 25, 2009 10:35 AM
Our bird has 230,000 miles on it now, it had the original 2.0 engine & trans until 220,000 - then swapped to 80k mile junkyard 2.0. Someday it will probably get the rebuilt original back .
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 6:33 PM
I just bought a 1994 coupe with 223,994 miles on it this weekend. Its purple and i call it Barney. I needs a fuel pump though.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, March 08, 2009 2:08 PM
My 90 Z24 3.1l just passed the 275,000 km mark, its numbers matching and religiously maintained and gets put through its paces daily. Both the engine and the tranny are the original, never blown or burnt, but I sure would like to drop a 5 speed in it.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, March 18, 2009 10:28 PM
goddamn. I have 60000mi on my 86.



Forum Post / Reply
You must log in before you can post or reply to messages.

 

Start New Topic Advanced Search