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How many miles on your running duke / tech 4 ? by 2.5
Started on: 12-23-2008 04:47 PM
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my duke had 101,777 on it when i bought it
lucky, right?
had 104,534 when i put her into storage for the winter.
nothing but regular maintenance done to her.
come spring she's gettin a fresh tuneup and oil change.
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Originally posted by 2.5:


Thats crazy, have any pictures to share?


Pics were posted here on a thread a few years back, I dont know how to post them but can email them to someone who can paste them up here. Ed
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Sure I just sent you a private message.
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110,865 on mine. It is an 86, when I bought it it had 97,000 on it and barely made the drive home. Now she gets me to work every day, like Pumpkin 35 mile commute round trip and no complaints. She is still a little rough around the edges but I still love her.
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Originally posted by ED77KATR:
Pics were posted here on a thread a few years back, I dont know how to post them but can email them to someone who can paste them up here. Ed


Here's the one Ed sent me. Had to shrink it a bit to post it. Is this a gold Fiero with a Grey interior? Odd combination from the factory.


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Looks like a white exterior to me!

That must be plastic on the floor?

So the front speaker grilles were blue from the factory....

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Originally posted by FieroBrad87:

I am not calling anyone a liar but I am seriously suspicious that any duke could go 100K, let alone 200K without needing a cylinder head. I suppose it's possible with a very conscientious owner. I'm not even going to talk about quad 4s. lol


I'm on my second timing set with 198K miles, still the same head.

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Originally posted by Frizlefrak:


Here's the one Ed sent me. Had to shrink it a bit to post it. Is this a gold Fiero with a Grey interior? Odd combination from the factory.

No its a white car with gray interior. car is just very dusty sitting in garage. i will try to send another pic to post. If you look close you can read odometer. The plastic on floor says "Dealer must remove" Thanks Ed

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Ahhh....white car. That makes more sense. Here's the next pic.

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Report this Post12-30-2008 09:14 AM Click Here to See the Profile for pacethisClick Here to Email pacethisSend a Private Message to pacethisDirect Link to This Post
My tech 4 is nearly at 5800 miles, and runs great! (84 Indy)
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Report this Post12-30-2008 09:53 AM Click Here to See the Profile for ED77KATRClick Here to Email ED77KATRSend a Private Message to ED77KATRDirect Link to This Post
Thanks to all for posting pics of my 79 actual mile 1987 Fiero. It was delivered new to a car dealer in St Paul Minnesota in 1987. Car was damaged in transit. Branded then by GM as a non sellable car. SAT 15 years in Wilmar, Minnesota before being sold as a abandoned auto. Thats where I got it. Im preserving it as-is. i have more pics on the way. Ed
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"Damaged" is that the dark spots by the headlights?
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A pic of ED77KATR's low mile engine bay, click the icon.

This images is larger than 153600 bytes. Click to view.

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Originally posted by Frizlefrak:

Ahhh....white car. That makes more sense. Here's the next pic.



how does one acquire a bumper like that one?
im torn between that or the GT bumper on my 84...

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What's wrong with the hood? I had a '88 GT with 34,000 miles and it was better taken care of than that car. Everything's dirty, the engine is a little rusty, there's something wrong with the hood, the sail panel is missing the Pontiac arrowhead, etc.

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What's wrong with the hood? I had a '88 GT with 34,000 miles and it was better taken care of than that car. Everything's dirty, the engine is a little rusty, there's something wrong with the hood, the sail panel is missing the Pontiac arrowhead, etc.

The car was parked in a outdoor parking garage&SAT 15 years was very dirty when i got it. The damage to the car new was the Hood &rear deck was cracked. A brand new car cannot be sold if its damaged before delivery.Even minor damage is a NO NO!!! Most cars are scrapped or sold as salvage. Depends on what manufacturer wants done with them. Most cant be titled. This car was damaged at dealership before sale. GM cast it off back then. rest is history LOL 22 years later it still is a new car. I believe its the lowest mileage 1987 Fiero on Earth. I know a bunch of 88s are low mileage also. im just preserving it as new[with few flaws] Still has window sticker on it&factory chalk marks on tires. [i try to get more pics] Thanks Ed

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Some damaged new cars are scrapped....early in 2008 Mazda crushed 4703 brand new never driven 2007 cars because they sat on a ship on the high seas for 6 months, factory said salt air "may??" have damaged them. insurance paid millions then with a car crusher working overtime it took a month to crush all of them. I guess thats one way to sell cars in a bad market?? At least my Fiero survived! Mazda refused to donate any of them. I can email story&video if someone can post it. Those cheaply made Mazdas actually were rusting after 6 months.
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Mazda refused to donate any of them. I can email story&video if someone can post it. Those cheaply made Mazdas actually were rusting after 6 months.


The story is true, but I have to challenge the comment about cheaply made Mazda's.

In my garage, next to my Fiero, is our 2001 Miata and our 2008 CX-7. Before this Fiero, I had a 1990 Miata with 156000 that was as trouble-free as they come.

I love my Fiero, and as this post proves, they can be very long running. But Mazda's are also awesome cars.

That Mazda sent those cars to the crusher attests to their integrity. They feared (rightfully so) that cars that were sitting on a freighter, practically on it's side, exposed to 6 months of salt water, would compromise the integrity of the cars, and therefore, the parts. If they allowed any of the cars to go to the public, either through donation to a school or otherwise, they risked having some unscrupulous individual selling the parts as new. This could jeopardize Mazda's reputation.

I cringed at the thought of all those new Mazda's going to the crusher. But I also understand why they did it. Regardless, Mazda's are quality vehicles.

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170,000 it burns a little oil through blow by, but I lose most of my oil through seals. The crank and cam seal is where I am losing the most. About a quart every 3000 miles. Not too bad. I am not complaining. iI will drive it until it stops. I have another Duke in the man cave that I will start rebuilding and hopfully it will be done before the one in the car craps out.

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You would be suprised how many cars are damaged and repaired.
I use to deliver parts to the ports all the time.
I once asked about the new cars with damage and how they could
be repaired and still sold as new. they said because they were not sold
yet so the federal law allowed them to repair them and sell as new.
they did not have to report it to anyone.
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My fiero still has only 79 actual miles on it[000079.9] but today I saw a Gold 86 fiero rotting away in a feild with 346,000 miles on it. Dont know if it was a duke.
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You all have it good.......Damn 2.8's
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104k and runs great.
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Originally posted by ED77KATR:

My 1987 Duke only has 79 actual miles on it....YES 000079.9 odometer reads. Still has factory oil filter on it...Ive owned it for 6 years never heard it run. Im preserving it as factory delivered,,[still has window sticker on it and plastic on interior. I know cars are meant to be driven,but at least one Fiero will always be NEW!!! Ed


Post some pics!!! Oh wait...guess i should have scrolled a little further down!

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My 86 had 101K when it developed a rod knock. My son was driving it and ran it low on oil.
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My 88 Duke had 203,000+ on it when the oil pump/balnce shaft assembly finally gave up. Still had good compression, though. Replaced it with a Grooms remanufactured engine. Hope I can get another 200k out of it.

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Rick Mahoney's coupe..500,000+
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Originally posted by ED77KATR:

Some damaged new cars are scrapped....early in 2008 Mazda crushed 4703 brand new never driven 2007 cars because they sat on a ship on the high seas for 6 months, factory said salt air "may??" have damaged them. insurance paid millions then with a car crusher working overtime it took a month to crush all of them. I guess thats one way to sell cars in a bad market?? At least my Fiero survived! Mazda refused to donate any of them. I can email story&video if someone can post it. Those cheaply made Mazdas actually were rusting after 6 months.


Here is a great story about the rescue of the ship carrying those 4,703 Mazdas that were eventually crushed and shredded:

http://www.wired.com/scienc...boys?currentPage=all

Skip to the bottom to read about the crushing part, but the actual story is riveting. One guy died during the salvage mission. BTW, I had a Mazda3 and currently own a Mazda5 microvan and I will never say anything bad about Mazda...they are great cars!
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Originally posted by FieroBrad87:

I am seriously suspicious that any duke could go 100K,



HUH? I bought my '88 duke w/auto trans new 189K ago in Dec 1987. It has NEVER had the engine opened for any reason and runs like a new car still. BTW - It will go at least 100 mph if it is given time to wind the rubber band a few extra turns. Somewhere around here I have a pix of the speedo with the needle starting upward while trying to catch up with the Ruckus crowd in east Texas couple of years ago. One of our pseudo mathematicians calculated it was going just under 105 mph.

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Does anyone else here have a no or very low mile Fiero?
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Granted Ive only had mine 2 weeks, but it has 134K and it runs great, uses a bit of oil, but oh well, I keep it full.
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Recently spotted a 1988 white fiero with 900 original miles..was auctioned by RM
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Originally posted by 85GT3.4Track4spdCar:

How about our ''84 with 13,000 ?


Gotcha beat, 10,210.
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Thanks ED for bumping this for me. You sure have an interesting car there. How did you come about buy it? Is it a salvage tite?


BTW- Good luck on your new DeLorean project, it looks as if you have good taste in cars.

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Originally posted by Old Lar:



Rick Mahoney's coupe..500,000+


Is this car still on the Road?? if so how about a latest mileage count?
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171k.

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246K +. Running strong n
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about to hit 180k. Can't wait to get rid of the engine lol.
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56k on the 86 coupe (The Special)
152k on the Indy

My old 86 SE had 156,000 on it.. car rotted but the motor was running great, the engine is now in another pff member's car.
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