Thread: Mileage vs Hours...
12-14-2011, 08:40 PM #1
Mileage vs Hours...
Ok, so the general automobile standard that defines a seasoned (getting old) vehicle is 100,000 miles. How many "hours" on a pwc is the equivalent to that?
12-14-2011, 08:44 PM #2
for me seems every 10 hrs my motor is out of the hull. i would say on a stock ski....maby 4-500 hrs
12-14-2011, 08:50 PM #3
12-14-2011, 08:51 PM #4
12-14-2011, 10:03 PM #5
I'm sure it has to do with the abuse and maintenance on the motor. I have friends that have close to 1,000 hours on their turbo Hondas and one runs close to 70. The fuel mpg is outstanding on these skis compared to ours with the exception of my wife's conversion. Also there has been a lot more eth introduced into our pump gas as of recent which will also contribute to poor mileage.
After putting 250k miles on my work truck 1500 Z71 the mileage is about the same from new to now. Oil is changed every 3 to 4k and only run BP premium. Its my belief the contaminants in the fuel is what adds to the degradation on the motor. It still runs the same and gets about 1mpg less then it did new. Most people are on their second motor by that time. I also believe in warming a motor up to OT before raising rpm above 2k.
Just my 2 cents.
12-14-2011, 10:12 PM #6
Hmmm...sounds good. Im new 2 the sport & just trying 2 get my legs underneath me bout everything. I pamper my 2 ski's so hopefully I'll hav a 1,000 + hour story 2 tell.
12-14-2011, 10:37 PM #7
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- May 2011
- West Texas
Treat 'em right with correct maintenance and you'll wear out the seat before the engine.
12-14-2011, 11:51 PM #8
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- Sep 2009
Hmm, I've beat the piss out of every Toyota pickup I have ever owned, 4 of them, change the oil when I feel like bothering, like every 15-20K miles, plugs every 200K or so. My first one was still running great with 375K miles on the clock when I sold it. I had to put the second down due to rusty frame at 325K. Third one, 225K when I sold it to buy a new one. My current one only has 250K on it. Might see if I can get 500K out of it. I've never had to replace a clutch on any of them. Same with the Audi quattro that I sold with 350K on it. Original clutch.
My Chevy blazer was the last US made vehicle I owned. Blew tranny at 50K, cam at 65K, whole bunch of stuff around 75K, engine woofed at 90K.
12-15-2011, 12:01 AM #9
12-15-2011, 09:58 AM #10
When I met my wife she had a V6 4door Blazer that she and her dad had taken very good care of. She sold it for way more then it was worth with most everything original and working perfect at 240k miles. If you take care of it, it will take care of you.
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