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My engine 156 has covered over 123000 miles on a 2.0 litr JTS engine,there is an idle tappet that takes time to charge and an occasional sticking pressure relief valve in the oil pump,other than that it pulls like a train,uses some oil but not excessive amounts.
So how long will it keep going? And how does it compare with other high mileage JTS's?

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Glad to hear it,so how many has yours covered??
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I don't have a JTS but my old v6 (which is a tractor by comparison to that new whizz-banger) has fairly minor wear on the cams .. just a bit of low compression.. but still excellent on 210,000.


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Was the rest of the car still together Ralf?
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I personally work on a 155 2.0 16v that at the last service had done 497,000 miles. Its only ever had
1 head gasket (to my knowledge) and 2 clutches, oh and cambelts every 36,000
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i don't think mileage is that much of an issue on cars anymore, thanks to both improved metallurgy and lubricants.
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Was the rest of the car still together Ralf?
The radiator no1 was shot through at 125k
The gearbox synchro' on 5th gear went walkies at 130k.
Clutch was swapped at the same time but still good.
Brake discs were KIA at 130k
A head gasket died at 135k.
Silencer no.2 died at 136k.
Cam belt 144k
Fella didn't change the tensioner
The TDC sensor failed at 150k
Rear calipers toooo feeble at 160k
Brake hoses (metal fronts - rusty)
Swapped the flexy rubber ones too.
Radiator no2 (re-core) was shot through at 160k.
Fitted a mesh grille to protect the new, ally #3
A rubber fuel hose to the injector rail split circa 162k.
OE Front damper started leaking a bit at 180k
The other head gasket died at 191k..
Cam belt and new tensioner at the same time.
Belt still good.. tensioner had hung on OK for the second tour..
Swapped the OE water pump. A bit "racy" but still good.
Fuel pump internal delivery hose split at 195k (pump still good)
Rear brake compensator shagged at 210k
Rear metal pipes need replacing..

At the moment the beast in SORN'd. Those rear metal pipes need to be changed and are no longer available from AR so I need to make them. Also the rear subframe is corroded and I'm going to change it for a newer one at the same time along with the rear dampers might have to be pensioned off - they're the original BoGE units and still good.

Basically your metal bits will keep going till they wear out. Apart from service items, I haven't had to change anything that I've replaced from OE, except tyres, radiator, brakes and exhausts.

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Was the rest of the car still together Ralf?
The radiator no1 was shot through at 125k
The gearbox synchro' on 5th gear went walkies at 130k.
Clutch was swapped at the same time but still good.
Brake discs were KIA at 130k
A head gasket died at 135k.
Silencer no.2 died at 136k.
Cam belt 144k
Fella didn't change the tensioner
The TDC sensor failed at 150k
Wishbones...
Rear calipers toooo feeble at 160k
Brake hoses (metal fronts - rusty)
Swapped the flexy rubber ones too.
Radiator no2 (re-core) was shot through at 160k.
Fitted a mesh grille to protect the new, ally #3
A rubber fuel hose to the injector rail split circa 162k.
A rear wheel bearing somewhere around 170k..
OE Front damper started leaking a bit at 180k
The other head gasket died at 191k..
Cam belt and new tensioner at the same time.
Belt still good.. tensioner had hung on OK for the second tour..
Swapped the OE water pump. A bit "racy" but still good.
Fuel pump internal delivery hose split at 195k (pump still good)
Rear brake compensator shagged at 210k
Rear metal pipes need replacing..

At the moment the beast in SORN'd. Those rear metal pipes need to be changed and are no longer available from AR so I need to make them. Also the rear subframe is corroded and I'm going to change it for a newer one at the same time along with the rear dampers might have to be pensioned off - they're the original BoGE units and still good.

Basically your metal bits will keep going till they wear out. Apart from service items, I haven't had to change anything that I've replaced from OE, except tyres, radiator, brakes and exhausts.

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