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post #1 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-10-2016, 05:32 PM Thread Starter
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Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

my equinox is a 2012 and turned 200,000 miles or 321,000 km today.

it is 4 years and 5 months old

it a 2.4 fwd that gets mobil 1 every 5k with a filter

I WANT AT LEAST ANOTHER 100K ....

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post #2 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 12:37 AM
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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

Very nice pics.... love seeing these pics. youre really racking up the miles!



Coincidentally, a friend of mine sent me a picture today... his S-10 turned 400,000 miles today. I believe its a 95.

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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

Sure it will go 300K. If something breaks, fix it. Love those pics. At the rate you've been going you should have 300K on your Equinox around August 25 2018.

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post #4 of 76 (permalink) Old 06-12-2016, 11:27 AM
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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

Just routine maintenance ? I love it .
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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

I hope to get 150,000 miles out of my 2015 2.4 awd.

I have 33,000 on it now, Got to last 30 more months.

I drive about 3500 a month.
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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

It should go 150K. Just do regular oil changes with a good brand Dexos certified oil, good filters, every 4 to 5,000 miles or so.

Also, keep an eye on oil levels and any changes in engine sound in or out the vehicle.


the fact there are a few here now reporting well over 100,000 to 150,000 miles with the 2.4L even on 2012 models shows that not ALL 2.4L engines have issues.

This Forum tends to get so many posts from folks who come here only AFTER they have a problem and complain. So things are tilted and do not represent the norm. I see a LOT of 2.4L Equinox and Terrain on the road from 2010 to 2013 so they can't be all that problematic.

We are enjoying our 2015 Equinox LTZ with the Custom Chrome Lower Body Side Molding and Dual 8-Way Power seats . . . . .

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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

I going to say, it will go as long as you are willing to take it. What do I mean by that? Let me explain:
I know both Honda guys and diesel guys (mostly Ford and Dodge). Both of these groups make the claim that their vehicles last forever. The diesel guys like to say that at 100K miles, the engine is just getting broke in. The Honda guys like to say "Man, this thing will last you forever!". Here is the kicker. Across both these groups of adamant supporters that their vehicle will last a life time, many of them are on their 2nd or 3rd engine, 3rd-ish set of heads and pistons from timing belt breaks, 2nd set of transmissions, ... the list really goes on.

So really, the car could last you a very long time, the question is really how far are you willing to take it or what are your limits? Personally, I'm aiming for about 150K miles where I'll trade it in.

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Did 120K+ on my 2010 2.4 Terrain. Was getting a little uncomfortable as I do frequent trips of 400 miles or more, each way. I never abused the vehicle, did oil changes at 3k mile intervals, had timing chain repair done, but just didn't want to be on the side of the road waiting for AAA.

OTOH, had a 78 Mercedes diesel that saw 210K miles while I had it. Never had any engine work done and ran as good when I sold it as when I bought it 90K miles earlier. Kept service up to date on it too and always ran a fuel filter/water separator to sort out occasional bad fuel. I still see them on the road and am told they used that platform in Germany as taxis with easy 500K miles before any engine work.

I agree with Buggsy that virtually any vehicle can run 300K miles these days. The question is how much $ you have to put in it to get there. Major engine repair/replacement, transmission repair/replacements, major A/C jobs, electronics, can quickly add up to more than the cars value. That's when I draw the line and start the "quest" for something else in the driveway. But yep---you can get there if you want.

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Re: Will an Equinox go 300 thousand miles ???

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It should go 150K. Just do regular oil changes with a good brand Dexos certified oil, good filters, every 4 to 5,000 miles or so.

Also, keep an eye on oil levels and any changes in engine sound in or out the vehicle.


the fact there are a few here now reporting well over 100,000 to 150,000 miles with the 2.4L even on 2012 models shows that not ALL 2.4L engines have issues.

This Forum tends to get so many posts from folks who come here only AFTER they have a problem and complain. So things are tilted and do not represent the norm. I see a LOT of 2.4L Equinox and Terrain on the road from 2010 to 2013 so they can't be all that problematic.

We are enjoying our 2015 Equinox LTZ with the Custom Chrome Lower Body Side Molding and Dual 8-Way Power seats . . . . .
Just curious, what do you mean by "even on 2012 models"? My research revealed 2010-11's were the most problematic and the 2012 LEA I4 had some improvements done with the fuel pump and timing chain, but the pistons and rods were not upgraded until 2013. It is pretty obvious that the majority of the 2.4's engine problems after 2011 are from not changing the oil frequently and going by the OLM...which I know is bogus. I have 3000mi on this oil change, not a drop of oil consumption(49,000mi), and the OLM still show 84%, which is crazy. At this rate I will have 12-13,000mi before the OLM says to change the oil. Lol

If this engine won't go 200k with regular maintenance and service, then GM is doing something very wrong.

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update.......

211,000 miles now
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