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Old 23 Sep 2008, 12:16 am
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Default How many miles are Honda CRX models expected to last?

I want to buy a used 1989 Honda CRX which already has 232k miles on it and i want to know if I can expect much more out of it?Much Thanks!
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 12:31 am
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it all depends on how the past owner had taken good care of.............
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 12:46 am
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it all depends on how it is taken care of a friend of my dads owns on old old winnebego with over 2 million yes million miles, of course he has had the engines and everything replaced but its the same old rv
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 01:01 am
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I'd not expect much out of a car with 232K on it though right now there are 2 CRXs out of 18 on ebay running with more than 232K and a third one which is 4K short. You might have a major engine failure tomorrow or you may get more than 70K miles out of the engine. Either way there are still engine swaps that can be done if the engine goes.
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 01:16 am
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Forever.Depending on how it was taken care of and driven.I would say at least another 50,000 miles.
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Old 23 Sep 2008, 01:31 am
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It will most likely go to about 300K. If the oil has been changed and it has never overheated the motor will last. You will have problems with the distributor. They always fail and yours most likely has already been replaced by now. The radiator must always have heavy coolant, about 70%, and flow without any restrictions. Heavy coolant keeps the aluminum head from reacting with the iron block. I've seen coolant passages completely eaten away by low coolant concentrations. Under the cap look for any signs of scale or rust in the radiator. If there is any change the radiator and thermostat and flush out all residual coolant from the block. The radiator and thermostat will cost you about 140 dollars.The goal is to keep the engine from ever overheating because it dries out the valve stem seals and removes tension from the oil ring on the pistons. Then it smokes and uses excessive oil.If you like to wrench on it you can buy a used engine imported from Japan for about 200 dollars. The engine is popular in Japan so there is plenty of them to be sent to the USA. Only buy an engine imported from Japan. Do not buy a wrecking yard engine. It will have the same age and wear your engine already has. Used engines imported from japan are available from many importers in the Los Angeles area. They can ship anywhere.
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Almost 300,000 they go forever
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