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Old 11-24-2014, 11:24 AM
Location: Chicago
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Originally Posted by HappyRider View Post
For a motor that is supposed to run “forever”, 59,000 miles is pretty short. The engine is barely broken in .
Even the most basic concepts soar right over your head, don't they?
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:03 PM
Location: Ft. Myers
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Just like you wouldn't think of driving on 11 year old tires even if the car had a few thousand miles on it. Parts start aging as soon as they are installed, and rubber parts, especially, have a certain life. Mileage has very little to do with it.

Some years ago I bought an 84 Crown Vic from the proverbial little old lady. It had less than 50,000 miles on it and she took it down, put brand new Michelin tires on it, then parked it in her garage for the next 4 years without moving it. The car was mint, but I had to replace tons of parts just to get it running. The fuel tank had handfuls of rust inside, the fuel lines, hoses, belts, and a lot of gaskets were crumbling from age. The car was only 15 years old at the time, but the parts looked like they were 100 years old.

So, while a car can have very few miles on it, many of the parts can be deteriorated just from time.

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Old 11-25-2014, 04:42 PM
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Our BL classic Mini was parked, running, about 7 years ago, in a covered storage unit. It now needs the brake system completely redone as the hydraulics are all frozen. And tires, belts, CV boots, etc. Low or no mileage does a car no good at all.
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