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#1 Tpasub

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 06:29 PM

also have 438367.5 miles on your Forester, bought here in Tampa in 11/99.
Thats 87 oil filters/ 91.35+ Gals of oil (Whats on sale?) and same oil plug ring. Does not burn oil but since 400K have added half qt. before changes do to seal leaks. Do all my own maintenance and use a independent Mech. for those jobs beyond me. Were does all the milage come from, I deliver Medicine around the State and when not working you'll see me with a Kayak strapped to the Top of my Red Forester headed for Tampa Bay. There after how many years and I finally posted a msg. (I've been driving).
Oh Yea I love those B-stone Dueller H/L Tires if I don"t get 100K out of them I feel cheated (do you own a tire gage?). I don't yak like this much you caught me at a weak moment. I'll up date you at 500K.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 06:37 PM

Dude, that's awesome! Which engine is in the Forester? Phase II 2.5?

#3 phillbert

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 06:38 PM

wow, i think my car has a new idol.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 08:10 PM

That mileage is great! Seriously though, what kind of work have you had to do to keep it going? Has it ever left you on the side of the road?

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 09:19 PM

AWESOME :headbang:
is it a MT or AT?
and ditto on Snowman's Q on engine gen.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 09:55 PM

also have 438367.5 miles on your Forester, bought here in Tampa in 11/99.
Thats 87 oil filters/ 91.35+ Gals of oil (Whats on sale?) and same oil plug ring. Does not burn oil but since 400K have added half qt. before changes do to seal leaks. Do all my own maintenance and use a independent Mech. for those jobs beyond me. Were does all the milage come from, I deliver Medicine around the State and when not working you'll see me with a Kayak strapped to the Top of my Red Forester headed for Tampa Bay. There after how many years and I finally posted a msg. (I've been driving).
Oh Yea I love those B-stone Dueller H/L Tires if I don"t get 100K out of them I feel cheated (do you own a tire gage?). I don't yak like this much you caught me at a weak moment. I'll up date you at 500K.


That is a lot of miles for that vintage! IIRC, that came with a Pnase II EJ25. Have you ever had the head gasket problem (on yours I believe it is an external leak)? Any other major work needed during this time?

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 10:10 PM

You should post it on www.subaruhighmileageclub.com. At last look they still needed and entry for 400K+. Way to go. I can only hope my 98 makes it half that far.

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Posted 30 January 2005 - 11:18 PM

I'm a member of the subaru high milage club with 243K on my 90 legacy.

Maybe you could bring your forester to Melbourne on the 19th of Feb for the car show.

Would love to get all the FL roos in one pic.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:17 AM

The '99 Forester has the EJ25 SOHC engine.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:20 AM

If I changed my oil every 5K I would be carless. MY oil is shot after about 2000-2500 miles.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 02:04 AM

Please forgive my skepticism, but doing some calculations, if he bought the car on November 1st, 1999, 1553 days will have passed up to this very moment.

438,367.5 miles, divided by 1553 is roughly 282 miles a day.

If it's all highway mileage, that's driving 4.7 hours a day at an average speed of 60 mph.

That's by no means impossible, but this would have to be done EVERY SINGLE DAY in that time period, weekends and holidays included...

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 03:01 AM

Sounds easy to me honestly... I deliver pizza and can rack up over 100 miles a day easy. And thats between 20 and 35 miles per hour... put me on a highway and over a longer distance... I could rack that up easy!

Going from town to town can really build up miles.

But man... a tank of gas a day! And I thought it was bad filling the car every other day.

#13 kevinsUBARU

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 07:14 AM

It is very possible. I know that as of last year, the Atomic Ski rep was driving 10,000 miles a month!!! His van was 2 years old and had just a little over 200,000 on it (Had just put in a new drivers seat).

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:52 AM


438,367.5 miles, divided by 1553 is roughly 282 miles a day.

If it's all highway mileage, that's driving 4.7 hours a day at an average speed of 60 mph.


Well he said that thats his job, so we can assume he probably works more then 4.7 hours on an avrage day, if he works 8-9 hours most days there would be pleanty of time for days off.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:04 AM

If you figure that there have been, basically, 5 years and 2 months since Nov. 1, 1999, and that would be about 262 weeks, working 8 days a week, we've got 1310 days to account for. That would be 335 miles a day, give or take, which, given an eight hour day would only be an average speed of 41 mph. That's not unreasonable at all if you're buzzing "all over the state" on a daily basis. Granted, you have to take holidays out of that equation, but when you consider that weekends are completely unaccounted for, I think it becomes quite reasonable!

My wife's stepdad is a truck driver, and it never ceases to amaze me how anyone who drives as a profession can rack up an unbeleivable amount of miles. What would be really nice, though, would be to get his miliage checks! Figure the IRS has said about 32.5 cents per mile for the last few years, so if he ran every single mile for work, we're talking about $142k in tax-free reimbursement!

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 09:29 AM

This kind of longevity in an engine driven under these conditions isn't remarkable at all. Ford taxis regularly go 500k miles, and Fords aren't widely known for their longevity. This engine doesn't ever see a true cold-start being in Florida. I am convinced at this point that average oil temperature (when running) is one of the biggest contributors to engine longevity. This engine sees a very high percentage of ideal oil temperature (~100°C).

Changing even cheap dino every 5k under these conditions is very conservative.

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:12 AM

Tell ya what. I will go to Tampa and ride alonf with this guy for an entire week to see where he goes and how many miles he racks up. I will put cameras in the car and we can call it the Roo world part 1.

Ybor city here I come!!!!

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Posted 31 January 2005 - 12:03 PM

Ford taxis regularly go 500k miles, This engine doesn't ever see a true cold-start being in Florida. I am convinced at this point that average oil temperature (when running) is one of the biggest contributors to engine longevity. This engine sees a very high percentage of ideal oil temperature (~100°C).

Changing even cheap dino every 5k under these conditions is very conservative.



True. When engines run almost continuously (taxi cab / police car duty) the engine internals develop a sort of "case hardening" from the constant, even heat. The engines' rate of wear slows to almost zero. And remember, even the cheapest dino oil sold today is better than any premium oil sold 5 or 10 years ago.
That .88 cent per quart "Super Tech" stuff sold at Walmart is all you need in an engine that's run continuously. I wouldn't be surprised if this Forester sees at least 600k.
Subie engines have a very short stroke which equals a relatively slow piston-to-cylinder-wall speed compared to other longer stroke engines. This explains why the Forester has little or no cylinder or piston ring wear and thus little to no oil consumption.

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