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#1 JimmyJam

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:05 PM

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I just reached that milestone yesterday. That is 16 times around the Earth. I don't even service it that much. Fuel pump gave up the other day. Other than that, no major repairs needed. How long do you think it has? I'm thinking 600k. If it does give out, I'm getting the same exact car.

#2 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:21 PM

Good job!That is sweet!

#3 crazy D

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:27 PM

damn dude thats quite a bit o travelin....how many miles are yours?

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:27 PM

Go register @ the Subaru High Mileage Club, he has yet to put one in the 400k section! I can't remember the addy but google it.

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:29 PM

are you the original owner? is that the original motor? thats impressive, you should sell it to Subaru of America when you are done with it!:grin:

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 10:58 PM

2nd owner. More than half of the miles are mine. I'm a courier. Original motor with no major work. Found the website. Thanks. http://www.subaruhighmileageclub.com/ I wonder if there is a badge or something out there.

#7 dmanaenk

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:01 PM

Let's hope mine lasts half as long :)

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:45 PM

400,000 is impressive, no doubt! 16 times around the earth, that's impressive too! But just for fun (or not) think about how much gas $$$$ that is?!?! If you assume $2.00/gallon average, 27 miles/gallon....well, that's darn near $30,000!!!

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Posted 15 February 2007 - 11:59 PM

Damn its only 25,000 miles around? To think last summer i drove 10,000 miles in 6 weeks.


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Posted 16 February 2007 - 06:34 AM

Awesome. Congrats!

My 96 only has about 150,000 miles on it....hardly even broken in yet :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 09:05 AM

another 50k and it will be to the moon and back. you and apollo 13, too bad subaru doesn't build spaceships.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:59 AM

if the motor goes why not just get a low milage motor and keep it going:banana:

i guess if the body goes then thats it.

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:45 PM

if the motor goes why not just get a low milage motor and keep it going:banana:

i guess if the body goes then thats it.


they body will be fine.. bust out a welder and it'll be good as new ;)

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:47 PM

Awesome. Congrats!

My 96 only has about 150,000 miles on it....hardly even broken in yet :lol:


my 96 has 123k and it's a tired tired engine. i'd be suprised if it got to 170k

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:49 PM

if the motor goes why not just get a low milage motor and keep it going:banana:

i guess if the body goes then thats it.



could you imagine a 6 digit ODO rolling over?? i think that may cause a rift between time and space and whatever Twinkie analogy was used in Ghostbusters

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 01:55 PM

That is AWESOME!

Try like heck for a million!:headbang:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 02:07 PM

Thats a beautiful sight to behold!

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 10:05 PM

Good stuff! Long live the EJ22... literally :lol:

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Posted 16 February 2007 - 11:59 PM

could you imagine a 6 digit ODO rolling over?? i think that may cause a rift between time and space and whatever Twinkie analogy was used in Ghostbusters


Seen it... I drive trucks... we had a 99 or so Freightliner FLD daycab with 1,097,000 miles :eek:

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 07:48 PM

My 93' Leg wagon (H2)is just about at 249K should be next wk....
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Posted 17 February 2007 - 08:23 PM

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I just reached that milestone yesterday. That is 16 times around the Earth. I don't even service it that much. Fuel pump gave up the other day. Other than that, no major repairs needed. How long do you think it has? I'm thinking 600k. If it does give out, I'm getting the same exact car.


OK, let's review: '96 Subaru EJ-22.
Arguably the best engine that Subaru has ever made.
Considered one of the best balanced engines anyone has ever made.
Non-Interference engine makes for even more reliability.
The chasis of the car is designed to keep up with the reliability of the engine.

You state that no major repairs are needed. Does that mean it is in top condition? or that only minor repairs are needed?

Myself, I would reward the engine with new idlers, waterpump, thermostat, and seals when you replace the timing belt. do not forget the oil pump either (tightening the backing plate screws). I suspect that perhaps a letter to SOA might be in order: "Gentlemen, if you continue making cars like this, you may want to consider adding a digit to the odometer. . "

Great job. Great car. Enjoy it for many many years.

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:07 PM

400,000 is impressive, no doubt! 16 times around the earth, that's impressive too! But just for fun (or not) think about how much gas $$$$ that is?!?! If you assume $2.00/gallon average, 27 miles/gallon....well, that's darn near $30,000!!!

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What would be impressive is if he even got 27mpg with a 400k Subaru.;)

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 09:10 PM

WOW, putting me to shame....91 legacy is almost to 275Kmiles, my wifes DD, told her it needs to hit 300K as a matter of principle before we think about getting her something to get her back and forth to her clients. I agree the 2.2L is one of the best engines i've ever dealt with.

#24 AlpineRaven

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 04:43 AM

wow.... that is longest ever heard for EJ22.. Keep it up!

What was the secret?
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Posted 19 February 2007 - 07:45 AM

Nice! My 90 Legacy wagon AWD is at like 284K. Motor has been replaced though...So it's not that impressive anymore lol. I don't know when it got replaced or how many miles were on it or the new one. That history is lost with the previous owners...whoever they were.




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