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End of 2018, running totals since first start after the rebuild ---

13,269 miles

453.5 hours. 

total mileage on 110 is 495,146. might just crack the 500,000 in 2019.

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Wow, at that mileage I predict that you'll hit 500,000 by the time summer is here. Do you have any big projects planned for your 110 in 2019? Surely the gearbox is due a rebuild soon (I know mine is overdue - I'm looking for inspiration to do something about it rather than waiting to be forced to do something!)

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The main & transfer boxes are fine & only need oil changes, the GKN overdrive I bought from V8Freak will be getting fitted along with the bigger sump purchased from USA recently, [more of that in my overdrive strip thread] I have a new 2nd row upstand & a rear floor cross member to replace, but need warmer weather for that job, 5 new doors to fit [3 need paining first], the rear side window seals to replace with the garrision outfitters anti rattle kit, a new set of headlamp bowls to be fitted soon as they are delivered after new year, my current plastic bowls the adjuster screws have striped the threads out of the plastic tubes, so can't get a decent dip beam adjustment, & a new set of Mudstuff heater door mirror elements to fit again once they are delivered after the new year starts. so quite a bit to keep me occupied as well as normal routine servicing & quite possibly a cylinder head gasket on a friends 300tdi Discovery to sort out. I won't be sitting about to much in 2019 :i-m_so_happy::rolleyes:

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I have the same problem on one of the adjuster screws on my 109's headlights, also using plastic bowls.  I was contemplating bonding in metal threaded inserts to stop the same happening again, rather than fitting another plastic bowl.  It'd be useful to know the thread size of the screws.

I'll be interested to see the Garrison Outfitters kit writeup.  They look ideal except for the eye watering price.  I just used regular felt lined rubber U-channel from Woolies Trim along the top rail, which really helped.  Initially, I had installed it as full replacement for the felt, but it stops the windows from closing again, so I refitted the felt in the corners and front edge and kept the U channel for the top.  Now the plastic channels along the bottom are rattling a bit and I want to replace them with more of the rubber channel.  I think it'll work, but I have small reservations about cutting drainage slots in it to line up with the frame slots as it might allow the channel to crumple and drag with the pane.

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On 12/31/2018 at 8:19 PM, western said:

End of 2018, running totals since first start after the rebuild ---

13,269 miles

453.5 hours. 

total mileage on 110 is 495,146. might just crack the 500,000 in 2019.

How is the engine running now Ralph since the rebuild?

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Very well, 19,339 miles & 665.2 running hours today, no problems with running, no oil usage or coolant loss. In all its all in good order. 

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Next oil & filter change this weekend, it'll more Fuchs oil & Mahle filters, getting close to 700 running hours now, 2 long trips done this weekend, all OK.

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5th Oil change complete, no nasties on the magnetic sump plug, fuel & airfilter changed as well.

current running hours 711 & miles 20723  since first start after the rebuild. 

well over the 500,000 mile mark now total is 502600. 

 

 

 

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Hour meter is useful !

 

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2 hours ago, Yostumpy said:

Have you fitted that overdrive yet?

It's still in bits, will get around to getting new gaskets & seals this week, then I can get it rebuilt & refitted, 

on another note I adjusted the throttle cable yesterday so with accel pedal held fully down, the stop & lever on FIP actually touch, they were nearly 15mm apart, went for test drive & acceleration is much better & it will bust 70mph on dual carraigeway, but I'm not saying by how much.

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Not uncommon on Tdi's , I usually put a cable tie behind the "nut" to stop it unwinding .

Half a million miles is a big number , and good to see it achieved with normal levels of maintenance mechanically .

cheers

Steve b 

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I held the nut in place with some sealant, it hasn't moved just poor fitting by me when I tha cable broke a while ago.

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