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    Default Highest Km on a Douvrin?

    As just posted on another thread, I came across a 2.2l douvrin motor that had done 600,000km today. It seemed genuine - the bloke had had the car forever. Anyone know of Douvrin motors with higher (possibly documented) mileage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomevans View Post
    ... I came across a 2.2l douvrin motor that had done 600,000km today. It seemed genuine -
    Wow, and how many Km did he do the day before????


    Mine get to about 300k before I give up on them, thats about when every seal goes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by thomevans View Post
    As just posted on another thread, I came across a 2.2l douvrin motor that had done 600,000km today. It seemed genuine - the bloke had had the car forever. Anyone know of Douvrin motors with higher (possibly documented) mileage?
    I believe in the UK & Europe these engines are known as the mega-miles engines.

    Personally, we had an '84 505 Exec that did 500,000km & only required a headgasket change due to the common oil leak that occurs at the rear back corner of the head/block interface. It continued to use no oil or water & power seemed to not have changed over many years.

    Other comments I have reliably heard include some engines that have seen over 750,000km with original bearings, rings, pistons etc. I have the utmost faith in the Douvrin engine range.
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    546,000 before the clutch fork broke. Engine is still as strong as an ox though!
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    Mine's meant to have around 600'000 on it (speedo cable broke at 440'000, the previous owner reckoned it had done about 150'000 since then). Never had the head off.

    I consider a low km one to be less than 300'000kms.
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    Yeah, my local Pug mechanic Bill told me that he has never had to rebuild a Douvrin motor. The bottom ends are very long lasting (apart from oil seals). I rebuilt the one in my STI at 311,000kms as the previous owner had cooked it and left it sitting for a fair while. There was water damage throughout. My GTI wagon has 350,000kms+ so it is still young!

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    My dad had a Renault Fuego with a 2.2 Douvrin and it died at about 220,000 km, literally every oil seal in the car was pissing oil and replacing them would have cost far more than the car was worth, so it was scrapped.
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    I once had a fuego with over 650,000 kms. It still went fine and felt like new! It was owned by an old couple original and they drove it forever!

    Dad wrecked a late 505 GTI. That had a 915,000 kms when we got it. It had a second engine fitted not to long before we got it, but its still a decent effort!
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    THey fitted that motor to CX's too. There known as being a lot less reliable than the old Citroen lump .............. The CX sure would have to handle better with that motor in there as opposed the the cast iron block dinasaur they usually have fitted.

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    Mine has only done about 115,000 (miles) so all this is music to my ears.
    Uses no oil or water, it'll probably outlive me.



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