This is a discussion on Mileage within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; How much do you think having a bunch of miles on our car affects our hp output or does it ...
03-24-2009, 11:29 AM #1
How much do you think having a bunch of miles on our car affects our hp output or does it at all? just curious, kind of a dumb question.
03-24-2009, 01:11 PM #2
There are a lot variables that go into the question i suppose. For instance, my car is stock with a 135K on the clock and it runs like a mother fucker, but then again I have never driven in one with less. I suppose as long as it well kept it shouldn't be affected much but it inevitably will. Most likely due to ring seal issues and compression leaks, but that just has to due with the nature of the moving parts. You can upkeep the best you can but the fact is metal rings going up and down a cylinder millions of time will start to wear. I would think that that would be the only factor assuming the car was kept up very well. Anything else that would rob power, like a dirty tb, could be reversed easily. Am I missing anything?
03-24-2009, 10:46 PM #3
Pretty much what he said. Leaks, clogs, holes, tears, etc. On a side note, the LS1 engine is one of the best ever built. It can take a beating...
03-25-2009, 05:39 PM #4
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i say if it has alot of miles but its been takin care of, it wont matter too too much, BUT every car is different, but obviously if the cars been beat on and has alot of miles, then it will affect it alot1999 mbm Z m6/ forged 346, lt's, wires, ls6 intake, sts rear turbo.
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03-25-2009, 05:52 PM #5
alright good, i was just wondering about it. it may have affected my driving a little bit.
03-25-2009, 07:05 PM #6
if you want to know for sure do a compression test on your cylinder and make sure they maintain a good pressure and that they are with in tolerance, really the only way to know
03-25-2009, 09:54 PM #7
Nice run, thats a great time even with a brand new car. It really shows how well built these motors are and how they withstand the test of time.
03-25-2009, 09:55 PM #8
03-26-2009, 04:18 PM #9
03-31-2009, 07:41 AM #10
Well my car has 172,000 miles.
03-31-2009, 08:00 AM #11
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