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Old 05-16-2005, 01:21 PM   #1
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I just want to know everyone's opinion on which is the most reliable engine ever built?

I would have to say a 305 out of a chev half ton.
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:00 PM   #2
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Reliable wise...anything w/Toyota on the block or Honda

I wouldnt say the Americans are known for being reliable...since cheap is the way they tend to go...sure SOME go over 250k miles...but what needs to be replaced or bought to get it there...not too many that I hear of
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Old 05-16-2005, 03:46 PM   #3
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Reliable wise...anything w/Toyota on the block or Honda

I wouldnt say the Americans are known for being reliable...since cheap is the way they tend to go...sure SOME go over 250k miles...but what needs to be replaced or bought to get it there...not too many that I hear of

400K miles out of a 250CID chevy 6-cyl. Biggest repair: Water pump. It didn't die, when the oil pressure dropped in half from 60PSI to 30PSI I knew the end was near so I junked it.
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Old 05-16-2005, 07:56 PM   #4
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Reliable wise...anything w/Toyota on the block or Honda

I wouldnt say the Americans are known for being reliable...since cheap is the way they tend to go...sure SOME go over 250k miles...but what needs to be replaced or bought to get it there...not too many that I hear of

Where are you from? Apparently you haven't actually seen how many older American engines still run. Engines from the '30s. 40's and '50s are still being used. many without even being rebuilt. usually the old cars rusted out around them, or got used for racing/hot rodding (where the stock engines were replaced with equally old performance engines). But the normal iron block pushrod V8s are some of the most reliable engines ever built, as they were overbuilt to be rugged and need very little mainainance in trucks and basic family cars. Yes, those engines are cheap, but they are cheap because they don't use overcomplicated valvetrains.
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Old 05-16-2005, 08:02 PM   #5
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the original 305 in my fathers 1980 chev half time has rolled over 100k an unnkown amount of times and still runs amazing, I know alot of people with early 80's 305 motors and still run strong 25 years later
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Old 05-16-2005, 09:29 PM   #6
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I just want to know everyone's opinion on which is the most reliable engine ever built?

I would have to say a 305 out of a chev half ton.

Honda/Toyota engines seem to last the longest from what I've seen. It's very common to see these engines go past 250-300k miles with never a glitch. My F22A1 Accord has 215k racked up, never a mechanical engine problem.
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:28 PM   #7
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My mom's GMC Suburban from 1994 ran ten years, 250,000 miles with no problems with the engine. That engine ten years later still pulled strong and I wouldn't be surprised if we got another 200,000 miles out of it. My whole family misses that truck...
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Old 05-16-2005, 10:43 PM   #8
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I would say pretty much all the Ford engines, except the 2.3L 4Cyl.
The Slant Six 6Cyl. from Dodge
The 3800 V6 from GM
Almost all German engines
And Japanese engines (except Mitsubishi)
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Old 05-17-2005, 01:40 AM   #9
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I would say pretty much all the Ford engines, except the 2.3L 4Cyl.
The Slant Six 6Cyl. from Dodge
The 3800 V6 from GM
Almost all German engines
And Japanese engines (except Mitsubishi)

i'm putting in my vote for the chrysler slant 6 and the ford 300 6cyl...
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i'm putting in my vote for the chrysler slant 6 and the ford 300 6cyl...

Those slant sixs run forever. My uncle bought his 1972 Dodge Dart brand new with a slant six and it has just turned over 370,000 miles. Still runs strong, the only things he has had to replace was the carb. and fuel pump and of course regular matinance. I would actually like to have it, I know without a doubt in my mind that it will probably go to 500,000 miles . He always uses full synthetic oil (Mobile 1) and changes it once every month. The car looks like, and drives like brand new.
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Before my grandfather died he had a 1985 Ford F-150 with the 300 V6. My cousin now has the car and it has 250,000 miles on her. Still runs strong!!! Built Ford TOUGH!!!
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Before my grandfather died he had a 1985 Ford F-150 with the 300 V6. My cousin now has the car and it has 250,000 miles on her. Still runs strong!!! Built Ford TOUGH!!!

300's are good motors (but you don't know the pain it causes for me to say it... )
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[quote=dodger65]300's are good motors (but you don't know the pain it causes for me to say it... )[/QUOTE

Do you have readjusting the carb. on your Dodge and fixing its oil leaks all the time Maybe you get a kick out of rebuilding those old 305s in that Trans AM you have
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300's are good motors (but you don't know the pain it causes for me to say it... )[/QUOTE

Do you have readjusting the carb. on your Dodge and fixing its oil leaks all the time Maybe you get a kick out of rebuilding those old 305s in that Trans AM you have

uhhhh, the holley on the dodge and the carter on the truck haven't needed adjustment in years, and the bird is actually a 2.8 (3.1 within a couple of weeks) gotta get gas mileage somewhere!
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Old 05-17-2005, 05:46 AM   #15
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Where are you from?

Where am I from? South Florida...lots of Toyota's and Camry's around here....and from where I am from in Nicaragua...we dont have alot of American V8's...so what I know from my personal experience is Toyota and Honda make super-reliable engines...

And all I hear from about GM and Ford is both of them bad mouthing each other about how unreliable they both are and how they both suck...so I dont know which side to believe...

You never hear Honda bad mouth Toyota about them being unreliable
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