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Im about to get a 81 280ZX with Turbo
its in really good cond but I was told by a friend he has been working on engines and trans for his life that the turbo engines are really bad they don't last is that right? from what I have read on this board it sounds like his wrong
the engine has 103,000 miles on it how high will it go oil changed every 25,000 miles and all they other things that need to be done

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Re: 280ZX with Turbo please help how good are the

> Im about to get a 81 280ZX with Turbo
> its in really good cond but I was told by a
> friend he has been working on engines
> and trans for his life that the turbo
> engines are really bad they don't last is
> that right? from what I have read on this
> board it sounds like his wrong
> the engine has 103,000 miles on it how high
> will it go oil changed every 25,000
> miles and all they other things that
> need to be done

I would change the oil every 3000 miles at least.
My 83 Turbo has around 197,000 miles on it and has been practically trouble free. I've had it for about 7 years now and the only thing I have had to replace was the flywheel. Plus the head gasket after I boosted the sh*t out of it. (My fault). Keep hoping my turbo will go out so I will have a reasonable excuse to upgrade it.
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Re: 280ZX with Turbo please help how good are the

oups I ment 2500 miles
I have a dirt bike and I change the oil every 2 weeks so I take care of stuff

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> oups I ment 2500 miles
> I have a dirt bike and I change the oil
> every 2 weeks so I take care of stuff

> Jeff

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My motor had 170,000 miles on it when I boosted the [email protected] out of it and blew the head gasket. Then I decide to rebuild the motor. The good thing about the turbo motors is that they run such low compression it's hard to blow them up! Treat the motor good and it will last you another 100,000 miles.
 
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