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#1 tossy

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Posted 10 January 2008 - 06:57 PM

Just doing a little homewrok on these,who has the highest mileage V6 4motion golf or bora on here? what kind of mileage are these engines good for?


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 02:53 AM

Mine is still going strong on 95k but I'm sure there will be others with more.

Only thing its needed other than normal service items has been a steering rack, arb bushes and a new brake caliper.

The arb bushes need doing again and I've been told I need to change the arbs too as there is surface corrosion under the bush. Hope that's not overkill, I though the corrosion could have been sanded off and the bar waxoyled.



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:16 AM

I test drove a 4Mo for a bubble when I had my V5 just out of interest. It had 111k on the clock and ran like a bag of nails, creaks, rattles, knocks, misfire. I'm fairly sure it was a dog anyway as it was covered in parking dings, marks on the seats, oil leaks etc. My 77k V5 felt much better.  

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:25 AM

Mine clicked over to 100k last night! Still in great shape - havent had it long so still getting the little niggles from the previous owner sorted out but in the 3 weeks ive had it I have been really pleased. Feel free to ask questions if you thinking of buying one and I'll help where i can.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:50 AM

Well mine hardly qualifies at just 35000 miles, but i have heard, on more than one occasion with the proper care , i.e. servicing etc they will top 500,000 miles without a  problem, this of course doesn't include the ancillaries that are bolted onto the motor.  Mind you I would think that that sort of mileage would apply to most if not all of the range, unless one is unlucky.!!!


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:54 AM

I'd like to meet someone daft enough to fuel a 4Mo for 500k!


 



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:02 AM

I'd like to meet someone daft enough to fuel a 4Mo for 500k!

 

Agreed it would sup a fair bit, but the fact that the motor could easily do that mileage is nice to know.!!! 



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:14 AM

110k on mine full VW Service history no engine mods (YET) and pulls like a 204 horses haha!!! wicked motors and definetly worth the expense in petrol... nothing but smiles when you blow of tweenies in chav-mobiles in a standard looking golf. they sure dont like it


 


 



#9 DJUPLIFT

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 06:57 AM

Lol... whichever mod changed my tw*t to tweenies... nice change lol... whats a tweenie anyways lol?

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:17 AM

It's a swear word filter - which replaces swear words with other daft words, to make you look a like numpty for using swear words in the first place.

Surprisingly, we don't allow swearing on the site [;)]

Oh and these are the tweenies:

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:22 AM

I saw a 2001 Golf V6 in Auction last week with 140k on the clock, i think it sold for around ú3800


Those engines are bomb proof!



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

Oooooops my bad Tabs, sorry bout that one... i guess it has made me look like a twazzok... ooops theres the tweenies again lol... hehe...


as for going back on topic. if you thinking of a v6 and can spare the extra expense on petrol and all the rest go for one. ive had lots of debates on it before i got mine back in november (51 plate  90k on the clock) and i dont regret it at all... its just the stupid fuel prices spoiling things as usual... but i defo recomend getting one



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 09:06 AM

Twazzok? lol... nice!

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:43 AM

115000 does this mean i win

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:49 AM

122K and will be 130K in about 4-5 weeks time [:DD]

As for paying for the fuel for 500K i will as it is NEVER going to be sold and as long as it lasts the stretch/or i do then it WILL have 500K on it LOL

 

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 11:55 AM

Nice job lads and good to know,i am indeed toying with the idea of picking up a V6 bora-i'll keep you posted.


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:00 PM

The miles will be going up quicker for you more than most Andy!


I bet nobody on here lives further from work than you!



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:02 PM

The miles will be going up quicker for you more than most Andy!

I bet nobody on here lives further from work than you!

he he he he lol

I have found something as well  

PM to you

 

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:41 PM

On a side note, i wonder how many people know this engine is not really a v6 at all and actually a staggered 6, or Vee Reihenmotor ( inline vee) in German. They wanted a 6 cyl motor for more power but an inline 6 was too long to be mounted transversely in the Mk3/corrado and a v6 with 60 or 90 degree banks would eat into crumple zone space and require vehicle lenthening.


The v6 uses today are still actually VR6s, but have even narrower 10.5 degree angles between the staggered 'banks'. The cylinders altnerate left -right either side of the crankshaft with no cylinders being opposite to another like in a normal Vee. This design allows much more compatness, and also means less moving parts and increases simplicity- this halves the number of camshafts required for example. It also means the engine is almost as smooth as an inherently better design for smoothness then a 60 degree v6.


By sticking two VR4s two, VR6s or  VR8s together you get the W8, W12 and W16 engines, all very compact for their size. Very Clever from VW that.



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Posted 11 January 2008 - 12:50 PM

On a side note, i wonder how many people know this engine is not really a v6 at all and actually a staggered 6, or Vee Reihenmotor ( inline vee) in German. They wanted a 6 cyl motor for more power but an inline 6 was too long to be mounted transversely in the Mk3/corrado and a v6 with 60 or 90 degree banks would eat into crumple zone space and require vehicle lenthening.

The v6 uses today are still actually VR6s, but have even narrower 10.5 degree angles between the staggered 'banks'. The cylinders altnerate left -right either side of the crankshaft with no cylinders being opposite to another like in a normal Vee. This design allows much more compatness, and also means less moving parts and increases simplicity- this halves the number of camshafts required for example. It also means the engine is almost as smooth as an inherently better design for smoothness then a 60 degree v6.

By sticking two VR4s two, VR6s or  VR8s together you get the W8, W12 and W16 engines, all very compact for their size. Very Clever from VW that.

I think it's pretty much common knowledge. I remember being amazed when it first came out, I might be fantasising here but wasn't there an ad with a Japanese guy saying something like "Very clever, these Germans"?



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Posted 30 May 2015 - 02:20 PM

Resurrecting a very old topic, but mines on 182k miles, have got some haldex related issues ­čś×

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#22 hogwarden

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:59 PM

200,000 miles!

02 plate with BDE engine.
It's like Trigger's broom... Recon gearbox, clutch, exhaust, two power steering pumps, Aircon compressor, every suspension part imaginable, 6 coil packs, one wheel and umpteen other fixes along the way.
Still love this car! Sounds like a bag of spanners at idle, though... Noisy chains. That's a biggy.

Looks like I'm the only person in the UK driving one of these now?
Am I mad or a genius?

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#23 jamesm86

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 12:52 PM

Haha im barely just over 67000.

There still a few knocking around.

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Posted 11 August 2017 - 05:02 PM

171K 4Mo here with R32 engine, brakes, running gear etc.  Triggers Broom here as well!  Still going strong although most consumables have been replaced at least once.

 

Thinking about a respray to tidy her up a little...  Sometimes hate it but mostly love it and likely never part with it:

 

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#25 willy0329

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:15 AM

I have just bought a 2000 x reg low tax band v6 4mo on 73k with fsh  sweet as a nut fingers crossed , 



#26 Smudger_130/4MO

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Posted 13 August 2017 - 08:25 PM

Breaker ran nice with 184k on it
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#27 hogwarden

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:14 PM

Still going... 210k.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:18 PM

I was past 140k before it got written off by someone attempting to park in a supermarket.

 

140k was pretty much faultless baring broken abs, even the AC fans still worked.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 03:47 PM

New to the forum, my 4MO has 149k on it. Its a 2002 BDE, had it almost 2 years now and its running sweet. 



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 04:25 PM

My Bora has 91k on it, runs sweet as a nut. Has anyone on here ever changed the chains on their V6 or sold the car because the chains needed doing? It looks like a massive job but I can't find out what mileage to expect. I plan on keeping mine for some time...





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