OP, by the time I got married in 1984, I had overhauled (or helped my dad overhaul) the following: 1963 Volkswagen engine, 1968 VW engine, 1963 Chevy six, 1974 Chevy Vega four (twice), 1978 Chevette four, and a 1968 Corvette 327 engine. Since that time, I had a camshaft bearing spin on an '82 Datsun pickup, and had to pull the head and get it machined.
I guess what I'm saying is that they use better lubricants and better wear materials than they used to. The most mileage I've put on a vehicle was a 2000 Sienna which had 197k miles when I traded it in. The only engine issue it had was a leaking valve cover gasket.
“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it's right. If it disturbs you it's wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”
Originally Posted by Mike Miller
I just don't know what I'd do with 560 hp that doesn't involve getting arrested.
Last edited by wildirish317; 01-22-2013 at 05:12 PM.
Reason: Changed bear to camshaft bearing