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Old 04-20-2015, 10:56 AM   #1
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Exclamation Viggen Engine Reliability? 195,000 miles

Have an opportunity to buy a year 2000 Viggen, with 195,000 miles.

JE Forged pistons, new head gasket, new clutch, etc.

Owned by a mechanic for the last little while.

I want a viggen really bad, but the mileage scares me.
Could I get some opinions?

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:10 AM   #2
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How many miles are on the rebuild? And what exactly did the rebuild include? Like new timing components, bearings, oil pump, etc? Or was it simply a quick hone while the head was off and drop in a set of forged pistons? People have different definitions of what an engine rebuild might include.

If the rebuild included all the wear items and the car isn't using oil I wouldn't be worried about mileage. Beyond that, if it were me I'd do a quick compression check and look at the extension on the timing chain tennsioner (don't mess with chain tennsioner unless you know what you're doing), those 2 things can give you a pretty good indication of how much life it has left.

Out of curiosity, what's he asking for it?
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:17 AM   #3
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How many miles are on the rebuild? And what exactly did the rebuild include? Like new timing components, bearings, oil pump, etc? Or was it simply a quick hone while the head was off and drop in a set of forged pistons? People have different definitions of what an engine rebuild might include.

If the rebuild included all the wear items I wouldn't be worried about mileage.
Thanks for the prompt response Drew, let me inquire.

Anything else I should be looking for?
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Old 04-20-2015, 11:19 AM   #4
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Beyond that, if it were me I'd do a quick compression check and look at the extension on the timing chain tennsioner (don't mess with chain tennsioner unless you know what you're doing), those 2 things can give you a pretty good indication of how much life it has left.

Out of curiosity, what's he asking for it?
Thanks I will check into that, appreciate the valuable feedback!

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Old 04-20-2015, 11:27 AM   #5
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Besides what Drew mentioned check to see if maf,cps,fp,tb and dic have been recently replaced. Those fixes can get pricey if you're not doing the work yourself
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see if maf,cps,fp,tb and dic have been recently replaced.

Thank you WSW, could you please spell those acronyms out for me?
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Rebuild was done 3 years ago:
-head gasket
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-new bearings/timing chain/guides
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Maf sensor, crankshaft position sensor, fuel pump, throttle body and direct ignition cassette
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Maf sensor, crankshaft position sensor, fuel pump, throttle body and direct ignition cassette
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At this mileage, the sensors/electronics that WSW mentioned would be hitting their second "hump." Meaning, the CPS/DI and TB were probably replaced at some point but they could be at the replacement mileage again. I use used DI and TB (because they're date coded) all the time, but new CPS and fuel pumps.
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