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How many Miles On Your Riviera?
<25,000
1%
 1% [ 3 ]
25,000-50,000
3%
 3% [ 9 ]
50,000-75,000
8%
 8% [ 26 ]
75,000-100,000
13%
 13% [ 44 ]
100,000-125,000
19%
 19% [ 64 ]
125,000-150,000
22%
 22% [ 75 ]
150,000-175,000
13%
 13% [ 44 ]
175,000-200,000
11%
 11% [ 37 ]
200,000-225,000
6%
 6% [ 20 ]
225,000-250,000
2%
 2% [ 7 ]
250,000-275,000
2%
 2% [ 9 ]
275,000-300,000
0%
 0% [ 1 ]
>300,000
0%
 0% [ 1 ]
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:10 am

Haven't even hit 85 yet.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Feb 17, 2008 11:27 am

Update:

153k miles, purchased at 24.5k, still original engine. Repair, not including normal maintenance and mods:

-alternator out at 35k, replaced under warranty
-SC/acces belts 45k & 135k
-HVAC blower module 85k
-idler/tensioner pulleys at 85k
-head unit at 100k
-driver side hub/bearing at 105k
-transmission rebuild at 151k

Runs perfect, better than new.

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'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 116k miles 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica 152k miles 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Feb 17, 2008 1:22 pm

I guess I need to throw in an update also.

95 Riviera Smokey Amethyst Metallic/Graphite / Retired
1. 201,600
2. Unknown
3. Yes/NO...Replaced at 195,000 miles
4. Unknown... Will use the Graphite interior in my 65.
Just adding the picture of this one.



99 Riviera Sterling Silver Metallic/Light Gray - Silver Arrow #10 of 200
1. 180,000
2. Unknown
3. Yes/No...Replaced at 120,000 miles
4. Unknown... Still working on killing the SES light!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:54 pm

Update:

Just hit 100K in my '95 Riv the other night. As of now there are some issues that need to be taken care of. The transmission needs a rebuild or some serious work, as overdrive is pretty much gone and it slips. My boost solenoid needs to be replaced and my supercharger rattles at idle in gear. I also need to replace my shocks and struts, two rear tires, an oil change, some Seafoam for the motor (will do before oil change, and various little odds and ends.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Feb 17, 2008 7:15 pm

1. 84,927mi.
2. No service needed
3. Original engine and transmission, no rebuild.
4. Lots of parts replaced before I bought it, like the alternator, battery, window and mirror motors. Fully loaded '95, will be daily driver. Ran only on 93 octane.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sun Feb 17, 2008 9:46 pm

137k mi. Lots of work done already but needs a rear seal with my setup I am running 2x boost than stock so I have a little blow out after getting on it. It had slight amount before. Transmission.. installing IC, cam, and 2.8 pulley trying to get to 400whp soon. My stock is working fine now but wont hold up too much longer. Paint and Int could use refurb but it's still better than 80% of 10yr+ older cars.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:18 pm

EWOLFE - WHAT REAR SEAL DO YOU NEED?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Feb 18, 2008 1:56 pm

Rear main seal... but the tranny has to come off for that. No blowby during normal driving but under continuous hard driving, I can smell a little oil. No leaks and the engine is clean. Uses less than a 1/2qt of oil between oil changes every 3000-4000mi which I think is ok.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:24 pm

1) 168,211
2) we thing it need s fuel pump
3) original engine and trans, aftermarket SC
4) lower intake gaskets, fuel filter,full exhaust,IAC,MAF, TP sensors, full msd ignition,among other things
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:42 am

1) 114 000 miles
2) no major repairs
3)all orig
4)just had ignition coil probs that needed fixin
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:37 pm

1) 94k mi when bought a year ago, 105 mi now
2) was in accident from previous owner, previous owner owned a body shot and re did everything as well as repaint. All panels line up perfect.
3) orig engine and tranmission

4)
-The 15.3 time in my sig was done bone stock as soon as i got it, with 94 gas, -25c out, and on snow tires
-Daily driver, went halfway across Canada with it on my honeymoon

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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:15 pm

1) 104,000 and counting. Had 62,000 when I bought it in 2006. I commute 144 miles/day for work. Its the perfect car for it clap

2) No major repairs. Minor repairs include new cam and crank pos sensors, coolant temp sensor, tranny cooler lines (due to road debris), slight valve cover oil leak yet to be fixed.

3) Original trans and engine

4) Oil is changed every 6,000 miles, which is every other month for me. I use Delco filters and Exxon 10W40 oil. I drain and replace 4qts tranny fluid twice/year since changing AT filter and installing drain plug.
I plan to drive it until the repair cost exceeds its value. The paint sucks since the clearcoat is gone in several places. It may get a cheap paint job this summer.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:01 pm

Now I'm up to 85,225.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:27 pm

205,000 and counting. Purchased with 32,000 miles in 2002. Only 1 previous owner.

Normal maintenance/wear--These are almost exclusively highway miles so I change oil (Mobil 1), filter and rotate tires every 6,000 miles.
Third set of Michelin tires 2 sets of ENERGY MXV4+ and current set is PRIMACY MXV4. All were plus 0 (235/60-16)
Installed shocks all around at 180,000. This was way past due.
Two set of brakes in front and rear.
Supercharger coupling at 190,000,
Major tune at 160,000
Radiator flush and Tranny maint. at 100k and 200k.
Blew door speakers and had eventually had to repace entire stereo (LOL)
Wax from every manufacturer over the past 5 years.
Replaced pinstripe that was polished off.

Non normal.
175,000---Thew S/C belt and replaced it and one idler. Six months later threw both belts and replaced all idlers.



Mods
K&N air filter
Major stereo upgrades
Chrome wheels (optional 7 spoke design)


Future Mods
Wood Dash
Upgrade stereo some more! Really.
New paint eventually. Still looks good but has many parking lot dings.


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:05 am

sburch23 wrote:
Non normal.
175,000---Thew S/C belt and replaced it and one idler. Six months later threw both belts and replaced all idlers.

That's actually pretty normal. Nice summary! Impressive Milage too! Never needed a tranny rebuild?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:55 pm

No but I am starting to feel funny shifts at about 45 mph like it is hunting for the right gear at that speed. It doesn't happen much or very severe but after driving this baby for 170,000 miles it is different.

I rarely accelerate hard from a standing start. What happens every week is a hard acceleration from cruise at 75 to about 85+ on the interstate. This takes place in two situations. The first is when a truck has pulled out to pass another truck but is only going half a mph faster so it takes 10 minutes to go by. If there is a space, I accelerate and shoot the gap between them. If there isn't, I will go by on the right at the next on ramp. The second is when someone pulls up even or in my blind spot and does not go by. When we come up on a slow car in the right lane, i accelerate rather than slow down. Twice I have had a Mustang try to keep me from getting in front. They were surprised when it wasn't even close.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:47 pm

I know a guy in the town where I live that had a '99 S/C Riv and when he traded it off it had 309,000 miles on. He's a salesman so the car was driven all over and well maintained and he told me he never had to get any major repairs done to the car. He tells me how much he misses his everytime he see's mine.
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PostSubject: Engine Mileage question   Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:49 pm

The Riv' has 221000km's on it, and I know that American vehicles as a whole don't have a very high mileage life expectancy, but I'm wondering where these cars generally start to really fall apart. In continuing proper maintenance, how many km's would one expect to get out of a Riviera?

Theoretically, of course.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Jun 16, 2008 8:10 pm

I've seen well maintained 3800s hit north of 300k miles before , so as long as you keep up with maintenance you should be good for at least another 100k kilometers. Some of our members drive their cars very aggressively and have gotten over 150k , even 200k relatively trouble free miles from the engine , and are still going strong.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:24 pm

Mine's at 140K Miles and I drive it hard for sure. Rotating engine internals are still original.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:41 pm

Hmm, interesting lack of info in the "author" box??
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:43 pm

Click on Profile, and it says "This User Doesn't Exist".
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:19 am

Thanks for the responses!

Yeah, I dunno why my account was lost, I just re-registered and its all good now.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:30 pm

I've owned my Riviera since 24.5k miles (39k km). At 151k miles (243k km), I needed a transmission rebuild, and a few sets of brakes, but not much else has failed. Most of those miles were on a modified engine making close to 300 hp, about twenty 1/4 mile passes under the belt.

Now I have 161k miles, the car still feels very strong. I don't hit WOT quite as much any more, but mostly that's because of gas prices, and I really don't need full throttle to outrun most vehicles on the road anyway.

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'98 SC Riviera 281k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO 85k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe 116k miles 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica 152k miles 0-60: yes
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Tue Jun 17, 2008 8:26 pm

Hmm, not really high miles, but in half a year with a few 50 mile trips, I put nearly 1,000 miles on the car. It seems like so much, those miles just pile on! Started with 84,909 miles, on December 27th, 2007, and didn't get it insured/registered/drove it until mid-February.

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