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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-17-2017, 08:09 AM Thread Starter
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Elise with the highest miles ?

Just curious - what is the highest miles anyone has seen on an Elise ? I know there are many, many 2ZZ engines in Celicas, Vibes, and Matrix that have gone well over 200k. I recall seeing an Elise on Autotrader a while back with around 100K miles.
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I should top 200,000 km on my 2009 Elise by year end.
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Some of the S1 Elises have done starship mileage (Rover K Series)

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Not sure why you wouldn't think this has come up before. IIRC, it has.


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Thank goodness the forum police showed up. I almost started a lighthearted and possibly informative thread. For the record, I did search- the old threads don't have many actual examples of high mileage- more discussion on low mileage examples.... but hey- glb- if that's what you do to feel important- have at it. ?
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We had a customer with over 200K on his Elise. That was a few years ago. I think he wins.
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Not sure why you wouldn't think this has come up before. IIRC, it has.


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Calm down over there. No one needs you to tell them to search. Don't click on the link if you have already seen a thread about the topic. This forum is brutal with the search natzi's. I have been actively involved in many different forums over the years and I have never seen so many people like yourself, on all the threads.
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We disagree. First, I am almost always calm.

2nd, clearly it's better to have all the info/data in one place than 4 or 5. Makes it a better site, which is a worth goal.

3rd, you've been here less than a month and wouldn't be quite as tired/bored as many of us after seeing the same crap so many times.

4th, Sorry, but common sense would dictate that a whole lot of topics have been covered in 12 yrs.

5th, the word "Nazi" is very specific where it applies. Don't use it frivolously or weaken that meaning.

6th, I could say "no one need you to tell them to calm down", but am much too nice for that. (j/k)

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Thank goodness the forum police showed up. I almost started a lighthearted and possibly informative thread. For the record, I did search- the old threads don't have many actual examples of high mileage- more discussion on low mileage examples.... but hey- glb- if that's what you do to feel important- have at it. ?
There is no need to be insulting...or defensive.

I just found about a dozen threads about "high mileage" using what I showed you. These were germane.

I help a bunch of people on LT and don't need gratuitous (and trite) crap from you.

If you wanted this to be informative, wouldn't it be better with all those other entries?

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@glb

The two users that don't like your post (because they don't know how to search properly) have been here for days, not for over a decade. I wouldn't expend too much energy on them.

I personally feel when you join a forum you need to ease into it. Learn who to listen to and who to ignore. This forum is no different than some others, but generally the members here have a vast amount of knowledge and are well-mannered. Some of us took some time to learn some manners, but most get along. Just my $0.02. This is coming from oldmansan, not a forum moderator.

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It's OK; I type fast.

It just seems ppl are so defensive. This stems from insecurity. I am a good home mechanic, but have friend who are pros.

When they say there's a better way or I did something wrong, I never argue. "Tell me more."

Defensiveness keeps us from learning.

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No problem. Have a good evening.

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We had a customer with over 200K on his Elise. That was a few years ago. I think he wins.
Thanks for the on-topic reply with new information not covered in any previous posts.
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Thanks for the on-topic reply with new information not covered in any previous posts.
Exactly! It can be worth posting about an old topic again as there may be new info.

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Perhaps I misunderstand. Or, this is a failure of logic.

Say there was a new fix, which wasn't likely. Wouldn't that have been best placed where one could find the other remedies???

Geez.

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Perhaps I misunderstand. Or, this is a failure of logic.

Say there was a new fix, which wasn't likely. Wouldn't that have been best placed where one could find the other remedies???

Geez.
As far as I am aware, there is no policy on this forum which requires members to revive old threads when they want to ask a question which has already been discussed (though some of us do).

I agree that in some cases (on important problems like cam wiping) it's better to have all the info in one thread. But that hardly applies to the 'vital' question of high mileage Elises. And even in the case of cam wiping, there are numerous separate threads on its causes and consequences.

If the existence of multiple threads irks you, try and get the policy changed. Or just don't read the offending thread. In either case, stop being a busybody.
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Nobody on this forum can tell another what to do, unless it is an administrator or moderator, and only then because the person is violating forum rules/policy.

The whole "if you don't like it, don't click on it" or "shut your pie hole" attitude is ignorant. Please play nicely. Enough said.

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As far as I am aware, there is no policy on this forum which requires members to revive old threads when they want to ask a question which has already been discussed (though some of us do).

I agree that in some cases (on important problems like cam wiping) it's better to have all the info in one thread. But that hardly applies to the 'vital' question of high mileage Elises. And even in the case of cam wiping, there are numerous separate threads on its causes and consequences.

If the existence of multiple threads irks you, try and get the policy changed. Or just don't read the offending thread. In either case, stop being a busybody.
[sigh...]

Makes no sense that it's better to have all the info in one spot for one topic but not another.

"Policy" was/is not the issue; straw man thing you got there. Logic and convenience are, however.

If you add a question or comment to an existing thread, it shows up in "New Posts" and will garner attention. I seem to remember telling you this already.

Your gratuitous insult....hmmm. Combining that with a lack of common sense, I bet I can guess your political party....

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As this thread is producing almost no actual data, I'll be inclined to close it if no progress is made.

Again, let's all play nicely. Thanks.

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Am having fun, San.

Guys, maybe it's just me (it often is), but I'd rather read one thread vs. 5.

Quirky, huh??

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