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.
Last edited by wildirish317; 01-22-2013 at 04:12 PM.
Reason: Changed bear to camshaft bearing