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How many miles does your gy have and what drivetrain is it? I'm currently sitting at 195000 miles with my 2005 and it has the 3.5 l A4 and I had my first drivetrain problem last week when my shift solenoid burnt up. I'm wondering if I should sell the car or not. I did regular maintaince and evendors flushed/changed trans fluid every 70 k but I'm not sure how long these transmissions and enines can hold up. ?. Any input
 

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I have 180k on my G6 base with the 2.4L Ecotech and the poop 4 speed auto. Honestly since it's a GM and the 3.5 is pretty reliable it's the transmission that I would worry about the most. The engine properly maintained I believe would easily hit 300k. But I would recommend doing your fluid changes at 50k vs 70k just to be safe.
 

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My 05 had 225k before I got rid or if still going pretty strong, but it did have a solenoid problem that was fixed at about 120k ish area maybe a little more like 140 can't remember but other then that it's been solid, I still see it around the area :p


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I have a 2009 Pontiac G6 GT V6 3.5 and just about to hit 156000. This baby has been involved in 2 accidents now (Both not my fault) With many parts replaced and brand new. Engine is still running like a clock to this day. Had a small oil leak coming from the crank case but nothing major. Have not had oil loss recently and hoping i can get up to 250000+ :p. Entire exhaust system has been replaced and I try to keep up with regular check ups and maintenance. I Live in Michigan so I Believe weather will take its toll in time. Make sure to spray your intake at least every 2500 miles, from what i have seen it helps a lot with my mileage to work and keep the engine running smooth.
Picture is before accident, front end is ruined now. Need some time to get it replaced. Maybe after winter :D
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I have a 2009 Pontiac G6 GT V6 3.5 and just about to hit 156000. This baby has been involved in 2 accidents now (Both not my fault) With many parts replaced and brand new. Engine is still running like a clock to this day. Had a small oil leak coming from the crank case but nothing major. Have not had oil loss recently and hoping i can get up to 250000+ :p. Entire exhaust system has been replaced and I try to keep up with regular check ups and maintenance. I Live in Michigan so I Believe weather will take its toll in time. Make sure to spray your intake at least every 2500 miles, from what i have seen it helps a lot with my mileage to work and keep the engine running smooth.
Picture is before accident, front end is ruined now. Need some time to get it replaced. Maybe after winter :D
What do you mean spray? (not trying to be rude im actually interested)
 

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What do you mean spray? (not trying to be rude im actually interested)
I'm sorry ! Yes I spray the MAF Sensor with cleaner every 2500 miles or so. A bottle lasts me a while and not too expensive. I do want to loo into intake manifold cleaning which may also benefit! I can send a picture of the one I use if you want
 

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I'm sorry ! Yes I spray the MAF Sensor with cleaner every 2500 miles or so. A bottle lasts me a while and not too expensive. I do want to loo into intake manifold cleaning which may also benefit! I can send a picture of the one I use if you want
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Rebuilt 2010 with 2.4 @ 327,000+ with original drivetrain. Motor does go through some oil now, not leaking, just burning. Had the transmission flushed twice along the way. Replaced timing chain at 260,000. Still runs strong.
 

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Rebuilt 2010 with 2.4 @ 327,000+ with original drivetrain. Motor does go through some oil now, not leaking, just burning. Had the transmission flushed twice along the way. Replaced timing chain at 260,000. Still runs strong.
Does this have the 4 speed or the 6 speed auto? And is it the LE9 or LE5? (LE9 can use E85)
 

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My GTP currently has 150k on the clock. Runs like brand new. I love it. These cars will run forever if taken care of. Assuming the body doesn't rot away. LoL
 

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4 Speed and LE9, and over 345000 now
and the engine hasn't been touched? Just the body was rebuilt? Because if that's the case, you gotta tell me your secrets, What oil do you use? What trans fluid do you use? How do you prevent rust? What gas station do you use? Do you use any additives in any fluids? (I use Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas and oil). What region of the country are you from? How often do you replace the air filter? Do you ever do any deep cleaning of the engine bay? Do you ever check any engine clearances?

I must know, so I can keep my car for that long! (Unless I get into an accident and total the car).
 

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and the engine hasn't been touched? Just the body was rebuilt? Because if that's the case, you gotta tell me your secrets, What oil do you use? What trans fluid do you use? How do you prevent rust? What gas station do you use? Do you use any additives in any fluids? (I use Marvel Mystery Oil in the gas and oil). What region of the country are you from? How often do you replace the air filter? Do you ever do any deep cleaning of the engine bay? Do you ever check any engine clearances?

I must know, so I can keep my car for that long! (Unless I get into an accident and total the car).
It's a lot of highway miles which are not as punishing as city driving for one. I only use synthetic oil, the trans has been flushed twice (only a dealer can and will do it as it's a sealed system) I did have to replace the timing chain, and a new cat, but I think the cat was a victim of a clogged fuel nozzle which I found when I took them off and cleaned them. One of them was definitely clogged. I live on the east coast, and am just now starting to see a little rust under the front doors. Other than general maint from normal wear and tear, nothing special, no special additives other than a fuel cleaner every now and then, check the air filter every 5,000 or so. Keep up on the maint, replace things as they wear out, don't dog the motor, don't cheap on the oil, replacement parts etc. For what I paid for it, and have put into it, I can't complain for what I have gotten out of it. It still gets anywhere from 28-32mpg, still has good power.
"Do you ever do any deep cleaning of the engine bay?" No
"Do you ever check any engine clearances?" No
"What gas station do you use?" No station in particular
 

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It's a lot of highway miles which are not as punishing as city driving for one. I only use synthetic oil, the trans has been flushed twice (only a dealer can and will do it as it's a sealed system) I did have to replace the timing chain, and a new cat, but I think the cat was a victim of a clogged fuel nozzle which I found when I took them off and cleaned them. One of them was definitely clogged. I live on the east coast, and am just now starting to see a little rust under the front doors. Other than general maint from normal wear and tear, nothing special, no special additives other than a fuel cleaner every now and then, check the air filter every 5,000 or so. Keep up on the maint, replace things as they wear out, don't dog the motor, don't cheap on the oil, replacement parts etc. For what I paid for it, and have put into it, I can't complain for what I have gotten out of it. It still gets anywhere from 28-32mpg, still has good power.
"Do you ever do any deep cleaning of the engine bay?" No
"Do you ever check any engine clearances?" No
"What gas station do you use?" No station in particular
damn, that's impressive
 
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