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No, not $200K, but 200K miles

Milo rolled over the 200,000 mark on the way home from work on Monday. I usually don't have the opportunity to capture this kind of event, but this time I was thinking ahead and threw the camera in the car.

Pictures gloss over a lot of little issues, but it is generally decent (with plenty of weekend projects to keep me busy)

Pulls strong. Engine uses a quart a week, second gear crunch and a little whine from the transmission. I'm perfectly happy.
 

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Definitely a looker. Have you redone the interior or just a lot of TLC over the years? Looks great in there.
 

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Drivers seat inserts and the bottom of the passenger seat have obviously been redone by a PO. I do like to keep my cars clean though.

Headliner is sagging and held up with thumbtacks. I'll need to address this at some point. Plus reshaping the driver's bolster. But I need to keep this from becoming a project car. :)

I can't take too much credit for the condition, except for keeping it clean. I've only had it since November. 7000 miles though. Wendell in Iowa resuscitated it last year. Prior to that it was dormant in NY.
 

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Congrats. Our 89 has only 95k miles on it, still pristine, so planning on a long life as demonstrated by the one you have.
 

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What's really impressive is that your odometer / speedometer keep working for 200,000 miles.

I'm pretty sure my Milano has over 200K miles but it's on it's second engine and third(???) speedometer.

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What's really impressive is that your odometer / speedometer keep working for 200,000 miles.

I'm pretty sure my Milano has over 200K miles but it's on it's second engine and third(???) speedometer.

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One of mine is showing 349K miles, same engine, but rebuilt at around 200K. So yes, the odometer/speedometer continues to work!
 

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Graham - the answer is D - all of the above.

Actually - I replaced the rock hard valve cover gaskets with some used ones I had around the garage and the leaking has slowed considerably. Need to replace the copper washer on the oil drain plug and I'll consider it "dry"

Doesn't puff severely at start up - so valve seals are at least marginal. Biggest puff of oil smoke is when it is warm, after a long decell and low RPM then stomp the throttle. Suspect rings.

Nizam - now I have a goal - 350K !
 

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One week = about 420 miles, so it is a little below my normal lower limit of 1 per 500. I'll probably do a leak down evaluation and try to determine if it is guide seals or rings once I get a free weekend or two, but $5 a week is not a big deal.
 

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Being from Iowa and owning a black Verde myself- I'm curious.

Who is Wendall? Prior to now I didn't know of any other Alfa wrenches around.
 

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