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Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Monday, April 30, 2012 5:45 AM
i had am 87' sunbird gt (manual) with 232,450 on it before i lost a rod bearing - only thing done to motor was a headgasket

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Saturday, May 19, 2012 9:29 PM
133K on the orginal motor with a tranny that only goes forward
9I'll fix that when I get back over there ................Doug in Az


92 Pontiac Sunbird LE, 2.0, AT, Red / Black with Grey 143 K miles.Slowly getting back to a halfway decent car............in Salinas, Puerto Rico!




Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, May 20, 2012 5:43 PM
Our 1994 Sunbird LE Sedan currently has 267,128 miles on it. It was purchased brand new by my parents on January 1, 1994. The transmission was rebuilt at 217,200 miles. Besides that, we haven't had any major issues with it.



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Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, June 01, 2012 6:54 AM
My 92 Coupe has 180K runs smooth and good. I expect to get another 100k out of it before one or the other of us die.
If the tranny goes, I will get it fixed. Cheaper than replacing the car.
dave
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, June 08, 2012 6:40 PM
My 1988 VL Coupe has 218,000 miles. Uses no oil. and still gets 35 MPG. it's only had tires brakes shocks plugs wires and muffler replaced. untill now I replaced the right front motor mount. it was clunking. I did install the seats and wheels from a Z24 on it along with a CD/ radio.are the only mods done to it. Still even has the original clutch.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, November 09, 2012 12:38 PM
93 Bird 285,000 and climbing fast. I drive it over 100 miles a day in all weather and at all speeds. Funny, you never see these things anymore but another one appeared in my work parking lot a couple of weeks ago.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:58 PM
My 89 z24 hit I believe 275,000 before I swapped to a digital cluster. Trans, engine, and suspension have <50 miles on them. I never had any issues with the car in the 6 years I owned it other then the trans bracket, the heavy metal one broke and snapped one of the bolts off in the trans and also took out both my cv axles in the process while I was cruising down the highway at 60mph. Made a big mess of some things.




On the inside my car looks like a fighter jet.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, December 28, 2012 7:36 PM
1991 Cavalier 408,000 kms(255,00mi) replaced head gasket @ 300,000kms
body dissapearing but mechanically sound
daily driver
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Thursday, March 28, 2013 2:57 PM
90 with a 2.2 auto. 240,000 on the motor. cracked a head around 100,000, trans went around 130,000 due to torque converter being stuck other wise ok. sine then nothings been done except normal main. no smoke or burning oil. gets better mpg then my gf's 08 focus.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, May 26, 2013 5:24 AM
My 1988 z24 has 330,000
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Thursday, May 30, 2013 11:51 PM
good god!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this thread is still going. lol that funny i havent been here for years.... yes i still have that 91 VL. the odomter broke at 174K miles that was 3 years ago. car still runs still doesnt use a whole lot of oil. going to hang on to it for a winter car!! i would guess the mileage is over 200 K now. has been an extermely reliable car. i did have the trans rebuilt 3 years ago but thats to be expected... thats allot of miles.

i have a new "baby". another 1991 cavalier but this car is a RS 3.1 convertable from florida. white leather interior, loaded. 112K on the odomter. it had allot of problems early on. had to deal with someone else crap. the O2 sensor was plugged into the temp sending unit... good grief. took me a long time to figure that one out.. it's not something i would do to car, so i wasnt expecting it. but its fixed and it runs perfectly.

big thing with the convertable is that it needs a new top. does anyone here know anything about these tops? how difficult are they to replace? i got a price from someone locally that does tops, they want $900 installed, which i am willing to pay that but if i could do it myself i would prefer to save the money.... dont know how difficult they are to do..

anyways i really did not expect this thread to still be going

Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, May 31, 2013 4:58 AM
andrew donohue wrote:


big thing with the convertable is that it needs a new top. does anyone here know anything about these tops? how difficult are they to replace? i got a price from someone locally that does tops, they want $900 installed, which i am willing to pay that but if i could do it myself i would prefer to save the money.... dont know how difficult they are to do..

anyways i really did not expect this thread to still be going

One of the 1st gen guys replaced their top http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=28&i=15158&t=14014#15158








Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:11 AM
June 27, 2103 - filled up and noted km's to check fuel economy. 248976.8 km and averaged 35.6 mpg and three runs from Victoria to Nanaimo and back.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Wednesday, January 01, 2014 12:37 PM
1994 sunbird with the 3.1 auto 398,000 kms and no major repairs. original motor and trans. still running strong.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, January 03, 2014 4:47 AM
tim schlosser wrote:

1994 sunbird with the 3.1 auto 398,000 kms and no major repairs. original motor and trans. still running strong.

wow that goes to show what staying on a routine maintenance schedule can do for a car for anybody too lazy to convert that to miles that's over 247,000 miles.








Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Saturday, January 18, 2014 7:31 AM
It's not the highest, but my 1993 Z24 has 187,491 miles on it.

But, I just rebuilt the 3.1 and the TH125C even though it was still running when I did!
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Saturday, April 26, 2014 9:29 AM
We sold our 1994 Sunbird LE Sedan (2.0L OHC 3-speed auto) to a junkyard in January of 2013 because it was so badly rusted. It still ran great though. When they towed it away, it had 268,010 miles on the odometer.



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Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Sunday, November 02, 2014 5:29 PM
My 90 has 700 thousand on it original engine and transmission. Still starts up every time and runs great
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 4:23 PM
Matthew Edgington wrote:

My 90 has 700 thousand on it original engine and transmission. Still starts up every time and runs great

Thats freaking awesome man. I'm seeing all these other people that have had to get thier engines rebuilt and yada, yada at around 150,000 give or take. And damn it's disappointing. I'm unsure of the mileage on my cavi. The odo says 87,000 but I'm not sure if it's actually 87,000, 187,000, 287,000, etc. I'm thinking 187,000 because the valves and valve pan are in very good shape. Keep on racking up those miles man.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 5:29 PM
284,000 on my 90 4cyl 2.2. I had the origunal timing chain break at 282,00. When I replaced it, I found that GM made a change in the oil gallery plug above the cam gear. They added a small hole about .030 to the center of the plug. It not only sparys oil on the chain, but it also bleeds air out of the lifters after start up. After I installed it I found that it worked in reducing the amount of time that the lifters were noisy, when first starting the car.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, July 24, 2015 12:35 PM
293,000 on my Sunbird, unfortunately a timing chain break doomed the first engine at 265,000.

Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:02 PM
I had an 89' GT with the 2.8MPFI and 5-speed... got it to 357,000 before taking it off the road... Paint peeling, dash peeling door panels falling apart, exhaust rotted out, and driver seatback broke... but I rebuilt the motor (STILL HAD HONING MARKS ON CYLINDER WALLS!!) and putting it and the 5-speed in my '81 X-11.



87 RS Convertible - 2.8V6 - 3-Speed Auto, Digital Dash - Complete LED / HID Conversion - Alarm/Keyless Entry
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Saturday, July 25, 2015 7:06 PM
SWEEEEEEET!!!! just bought an '87 Cav RS Conv. with 103,000 almost mint... IF i were to buy another, it would be yours!



87 RS Convertible - 2.8V6 - 3-Speed Auto, Digital Dash - Complete LED / HID Conversion - Alarm/Keyless Entry
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Friday, March 31, 2017 4:06 PM
my 92 wagon sporting a 3.1 went 335,000 before expiring.

my current ride is a 2012 equinox with 236,000 on it.

I just bought a 1994 z24 convertible with 8000 miles on it from some lady.
Re: highest mileage 88-94s post up
Saturday, April 15, 2017 5:29 AM
My 90 four door just turned over from 299,999 to 300,000.



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