Last post on Jun 06, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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Toyota Corolla, Sedan
#159 of 168 Re: My 2002 Corolla at 280,000k or 175,000 miles [terceltom]
Dec 24, 2009 (11:51 am)
That may have gotten rid of the sauna, but it wouldn't done anything for the oil consumption.
#160 of 168 Re: My 2002 Corolla at 280,000k or 175,000 miles [bottgers]
Dec 24, 2009 (2:21 pm)
LOL . . . Yea your right there, a new heater core won't take care of a worn engine.
#161 of 168 1998 Corolla at 201,000 miles.
Jan 02, 2010 (2:16 pm)
I have a high mileage 1998 corolla that burns about 1/4 to 1/2 quart of oil every 1000 miles. I consider that acceptable usage for the amount of miles.
What I do have a question about is: If it rains real hard or I'm driving in snow, the exhaust note will become very LOUD. Like a hole has opened up in the header, pipe, cat. or muffler. When it dries out the exhaust sounds normal. I wonder if anyone has heard of this. I'll have to go underneath and perform an inspection of all the joints and welds.
Jan 03, 2010 (9:15 am)
I have a 2002 Corolla. It just turned 300,000km in close to 7 years. No major repairs at all. Used synthetic oil. Then I had a fender bender just before the holidays. Only body damage. Insurance would rather write it off than fix it because they're not sure of any extra cost once body shop opens it up. I had planned to drive the 2002 Corolla up to 450,000km in another 3 years. Things happen.
At that mileage, 300,000km, what potential repairs would I have been looking at to maintain it until 450,000km?
#163 of 168 Re: 300,000km [canuckrolla123]
Jan 03, 2010 (11:23 am)
Potential repairs to go that many km.
Alternator. I replaced the brushes on mine with 186,000 miles, and the brushes seem to have had another 50-75,000 miles left on them.
Rear bearings. I had to replace the rear passenger hub at 190,000 miles.
I would suspect that being up north that the front drive shaft, CV joints and boots might be the biggest issue. The Canadian cold ages cars twice the speed as warmer climes.
This is assuming that you perform regular maintenance on this car, and the engine/trans-axle doesn't crap out gears and such.
I hope your 'rolla lasts you many kilometers.
#164 of 168 1998 Corolla with 195,000 miles
Jan 18, 2010 (9:32 am)
When do I stop putting money into this car? It has been stalling in the rain and is at the mechanic. It has a hole in the catalytic converter, brackets broken. He thinks I hit something but I do not remember doing that. It needs plugs and wires and dist. cap. Estimate is around $800; Have been looking at new cars but nothing has hit my fancy yet. I drive 60 miles a day.
#165 of 168 1998 Corolla with 195,000
Jan 18, 2010 (9:46 am)
It also needs a valve cover because it is leaking oil. I have decided to do the plugs ane wires and valve so that I can drive it until I can get a new car. The mechanic agrees that it is time to let go of the car.
#166 of 168 How much city driving?
Jun 05, 2011 (7:18 pm)
I have an '04 Corolla that I've had since new, and it currently has 65k miles on it. For those of you reaching the 200k plus mark, how many of those miles are highway driving versus city driving? I have mostly in-town driving, which obviously puts more wear and tear on a vehicle. I'd love to have some idea of how long I can keep my car going. He gets his oil changed about every 5000 miles and gets every 15k service at the dealership.
#167 of 168 Re: How much city driving? [astphard]
Jun 06, 2011 (2:33 am)
I do half/ half I do live in a warm climate, good roads and I don't abuse mine. I have logged more than 320k miles but have replaced engine, and many components. The car still hold up pretty well, mine is a 98
#168 of 168 Re: How much city driving? [astphard]
Jun 06, 2011 (1:16 pm)
A '98 corolla named "smoking joe jack flash blitz-in" with 224,000 miles.
30%city / 70%highway miles. I replace the oil and filter every 4-6 months or 5,000 miles. I drain and refresh the automatic transmission fluid each 30-50,000 miles. I don't pull the pan or filter, just drain and measure the amount that comes out and add the same amount. I'll never use the power flush route for the ATF. I perform the 30,000 mile or 2-year service myself.
When I do the anti-freeze/coolant replacement, I just drain the system as much as possible then add the 50/50 premixed red fluid. I don't do a full flush as I've never seen any sediment build-up. Plus it saves me the hassle of trying to figure out how much flush water is left in the system and how much undiluted coolant I'd need to add to get the 50/50 ratio.
Just my .50 cents.