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Hi

Tested mine today, all four are around 13.5 bar, no more than .5 bar difference, the rearmost took slightly longer than the others to get to pressure, but only a couple of turns.

W124 230TE 200500 miles.

Is this what people would expect?

Tony
 

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Hi

Tested mine today, all four are around 13.5 bar, no more than .5 bar difference, the rearmost took slightly longer than the others to get to pressure, but only a couple of turns.

W124 230TE 200500 miles.

Is this what people would expect?

Tony

Sounds correct to me
 

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That sounds excellent for an engine that has done 200k :)
 

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as above. excellent at that mileage. 14.6psi = 1bar if i remember correctly so thats almost 200psi. anything over 100 will run ok, most petrol engines ive worked with struggle to manage 150psi with under half that mileage on them!
 

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as above. excellent at that mileage. 14.6psi = 1bar if i remember correctly so thats almost 200psi. anything over 100 will run ok, most petrol engines ive worked with struggle to manage 150psi with under half that mileage on them!

How things have changed,,I used to struggle to get up to 165 on some BMC cars
 
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as above. excellent at that mileage. 14.6psi = 1bar if i remember correctly so thats almost 200psi. anything over 100 will run ok, most petrol engines ive worked with struggle to manage 150psi with under half that mileage on them!

Properly built, and its had new oil every 6000 miles or less.

Proper servicing = longevity.

Whether its better to scrimp on servicing and scrap them sooner is a moot financial point.

Its not a moot environmental one given the cost of scrapping then remaking.
 

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and its had new oil every 6000 miles or less

A few years back when i worked for a nissan fork lift dealer we changed the engine oil and filters very regular probably approx to 4k miles thats due to the enviroment and heat etc, but these engines did approx 300,000mls with no problems at all down to the oil change, gas/diesel.

Yes i agree proper servicing they will last for ages neglect well you know that asnswer.!
 

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How things have changed,,I used to struggle to get up to 165 on some BMC cars

very true Malcolm. my experiences of bmc stuff when i started in the trade says they were pretty poor at best. mind you, at my age it was mainly sherpa vans, maestro's, metro's and montego's. we did get an occasional ambassador, marina and a maxi arrived once or twice. even an allegro appeared a couple of times! compared to their contemporary counterparts like cortina's and escorts, i never worked out why anyone ever bought them!
 
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Hey steady, I had two Allegros, one was cheap, the other a company car - an estate.

Both were dog sh*t
 

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