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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   Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:22 pm

i have owned my car since october since then i have done a motor swap, tranny swap pcm swap, full harness swap, fuel pump swap. still need to do a windshield swap to many swaps LOL
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:34 am

I should also add, we got the Riviera with 170k km's on it so the bulk of it's initial repairs were likely already done. I know we've replaced the water pump and an air spring. Oh, and since it was nailed on the passenger side when we got it, we also put a door and quarter panel on it.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:35 pm

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we got the Riviera with 170k km's on it so the bulk of it's initial repairs were likely already done.

I don't know. The only thing I'd needed to replace by 105k miles was belts, ignition wires, shocks/struts, and cat converter. It seems these cars run fine until at least 150k miles (240k km).

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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

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'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
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:53 pm

AA wrote:
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we got the Riviera with 170k km's on it so the bulk of it's initial repairs were likely already done.

I don't know. The only thing I'd needed to replace by 105k miles was belts, ignition wires, shocks/struts, and cat converter. It seems these cars run fine until at least 150k miles (240k km).

That is true, I suppose I was misreading a lot of things as km's.

At the present mileage, 221km, what things should I be looking at getting serviced right away - not fully knowing if things that needed to be done to it have been or not.?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jun 18, 2008 2:28 pm

Jamie, please check in your profile that "always display signature" is checked "yes". Thanks!

If you have a Series II SC engine, I'd check the serp belts and have the trans fluid changed (not flushed) as a starting point. Ignition wires are probably also on their last leg. Changing plugs would be next as good insurance.

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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   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:28 am

If you are having the belts changed, inspect all idlers carefully. If in doubt (and your mileage qualifies you)---replace. I had one for the SC fail. Then 6 months later another failed. This time it caused both belts to be lost. Luckily I was only 1/4 mile from home and did not get stranded.

The idlers are relatively cheap but if they go and you have to replace belts it is time consuming or expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:32 am

Now up to 214,000 miles.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Fri Jun 20, 2008 11:37 am

sburch23 wrote:
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.

My car does this too. The thing is, with my Riviera, it likes to go into overdrive as soon as it can, which is at just over 45 mph, since I'm very easy with the gas pedal. The steering wheel will vibrate a little since it's such a low speed, but other than that there's no serious problems.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:37 pm

252,643.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:25 pm

Mileage 113885

"Major" repairs needed (outside of wear items) no

Original engine/transmission?no/yes

Any other relevant information no
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jul 30, 2008 6:30 pm

181k

Not sure what has or hasnt been done.

Needs valve cover gasket, sending unit, and a new hub I believe. Otherwise car is PERFECT. Runs and shifts like a dream.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:30 pm

Mileage - 144k

"Major" repairs needed (outside of wear items) - None

Original engine/transmission? - Yes/Yes

Still shifts perfectly. Coupler might be due for replacing but too much of a PITA to do so I'll live with the chatter.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:22 pm

Im At 151000, and running strong as the day I got it which wasnt that long ago lol but an old lady had it before me so I know she didnt beat it up
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:52 pm

Seems like Rivieras have had alot of miles put on them. I've talked to lots of people who buy them for travel. Thats sorta why I bought mine. Goes to show they are a complete package.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Thu Jul 31, 2008 1:37 pm

253k Miles
Nothing too major needs repaired, SC Coupler, a couple of gaskets, (this is new) either a battery or alternator
Original engine and transmission

I think I'm winning so far....I'm so .....HAPPY!!!
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Aug 11, 2008 9:43 pm

OK just turned 200,000 a couple of weeks ago and interior pieces are starting to go.

a) The fake woodgrain on the center console has cracked and I pulled the pieces up. I want to put a Sherwood Dash kit in.

b) The underdash piece that fits under the steering wheel is loose on the right side.

c) The drivers side door interior piece is loose. Anybody know how to fix this.

d) Not sure if it is the 95degree plus weather is messing with me but it seems that the AC is not blowing as hard.

Still runs great.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:38 pm

1. 168k-170k I cant recall....

2. Idler pulley and belt by me

3. Original Engine, Rebuilt Transmission proffesionally

4. Bought the car from my brother for 750$, he bought it 1.5 years prior for like 4-5k$ and had nothing but problems...

New fuel pump and new Transmission.... and other stuff.... but he put alot of money into it,

I drove it for 4-5 months last year (only winter driven) and it was perfect except that idler issue, changed that at -5degrees in the windy snow (no garage when it happened)
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Sep 27, 2008 5:51 pm

The poll has been modified. If you voted previously but moved into a higher mileage bracket, you may cancel your vote and resubmit.

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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


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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:24 pm

253k, I think I'm still winning...
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Sep 29, 2008 8:06 pm

I am second. 226,000+
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:08 pm

1. 153k miles

2. had very light accident before i bought (according to carfax). I think driver's side as paint is faded and side mirror glass isn't original. I also think cruise stalk was replaced (it's grey, interior is tan, and leaving cruise on causes security system to kick in when trying to start)

3. Original engine and transmission. Runs like a top (very quiet and shifts smoothly)

4. Just replaced the oem radiator, bearings and fuel lines a couple weeks ago after buying the car, and I need to d oa little work on the sunroof as it opens smooth but skips when closing.
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:35 pm

My '96 has 192,500 on it.

Original engine and tranny.
Runs smooth and quiet without even the slightest tick.

I am still having a hard time getting used to the fact that a car these days can have this kind of mileage and still have lots of life left in it.
It was unheard of with a few exceptions even 20 years ago.
Maybe Volvos. pimp



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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:19 pm

at 124Kmi looks like I am in the middle of the pack. I bought the car w/full documentation:
Tranny at 81,000
Water pump at 113,000
thats it....
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:26 am

191,764 miles. Bought the car earlier this month and up to this point I know the front tires were replaced recently, newer supercharger, original paint and interior. Motor may have been rebuilt because it runs like new. Needs new motor mounts and mabe alternator?
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PostSubject: Re: FAQ: High Mile Club - Wear/Repair Reports   Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:19 pm

racinfan wrote:
So who are the high mileage owners we have here? It would be nice to get an idea of the longevity that our cars are capable of and what kind of repairs were necessary throughout the lifetime of the vehicle.

So basically:

  1. Mileage
  2. "Major" repairs needed (outside of wear items)
  3. Original engine/transmission?
  4. Any other relevant information

I've seen a couple of cars around here near 200k but has anyone actually eclipsed that number yet?ride

If you voted previously but moved into a higher mileage bracket, you may cancel your vote and resubmit.

I have 194,685 miles
I just got my Riv in April so, I do believe the transmission has been replaced.
I do know that it does have the original engine.
Other than the normal wear items, My Riv runs like it was brand new.

I had 2 cars that peaked 200,000 plus miles. One of them was a 1992 Oldsmobile 88 that I purchased for 400 bucks. When I sold the car it had over 270,000 on the original engine. The other car was a 1994 Corsica 3.1L that had 250,000 miles.


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