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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 11:59 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I'm creeping up on the 300,000-miles mark on my 2010 Equinox 4-cyl, but I see there are at least a few others here with even more mileage than that on their 2010-2012's! Impressive. Well, I'm looking forward to learning as I peruse the forums, and I hope I can contribute occasionally as well.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 09:17 AM
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Are you the same guy on the Camping Forum who said he ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades?

And as far as I know, there’s only one other person (on this forum, at least) who claims to have 300,000+ miles on a 2010 2.4L Equinox - but at least he detailed the laundry list of repairs he’d made to it (that read like a list of damages from a Demolition Derby, BTW). LOL!!

But *you* decide to pop in and say, “I just ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades ...see ya ‘round...”. LOL!!

Sooo... give us some details:

- Cloyes is backordered on the timing chain sets. Did you do that?

- how many engine replacements?

- And did you (finally) do the “mod” where you put the V6’s 21-gallon gas tank in the lift gate area, fill it with oil, and pump it to your 2.4L engine to make sure it doesn’t run dry?

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2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /222.5k miles [13-JUN-2019]
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Are you the same guy on the Camping Forum who said he ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades?

And as far as I know, there’s only one other person (on this forum, at least) who claims to have 300,000+ miles on a 2010 2.4L Equinox - but at least he detailed the laundry list of repairs he’d made to it (that read like a list of damages from a Demolition Derby, BTW). LOL!!

But *you* decide to pop in and say, “I just ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades ...see ya ‘round...”. LOL!!

Sooo... give us some details:

- Cloyes is backordered on the timing chain sets. Did you do that?

- how many engine replacements?

- And did you (finally) do the “mod” where you put the V6’s 21-gallon gas tank in the lift gate area, fill it with oil, and pump it to your 2.4L engine to make sure it doesn’t run dry?

You not going to request a notarized photo of the odometer at every 100 miles ? Sheesh, you're getting easy in your old age.

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2010 Equinox LTZ 2.4 L 4 cyl, FWD, S/R Cardinal Red/Black
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Are you the same guy on the Camping Forum who said he ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades?

And as far as I know, there’s only one other person (on this forum, at least) who claims to have 300,000+ miles on a 2010 2.4L Equinox - but at least he detailed the laundry list of repairs he’d made to it (that read like a list of damages from a Demolition Derby, BTW). LOL!!

But *you* decide to pop in and say, “I just ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades ...see ya ‘round...”. LOL!!

Sooo... give us some details:

- Cloyes is backordered on the timing chain sets. Did you do that?

- how many engine replacements?

- And did you (finally) do the “mod” where you put the V6’s 21-gallon gas tank in the lift gate area, fill it with oil, and pump it to your 2.4L engine to make sure it doesn’t run dry?

You not going to request a notarized photo of the odometer at every 100 miles ? Sheesh, you're getting easy in your old age.
No. I prefer a video showing the odometer changing at least 3 times.

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Forgot, videos are harder to fake news.
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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Are you the same guy on the Camping Forum who said he ate lunch with Bigfoot in the Cascades?
LOL!

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And as far as I know, there’s only one other person (on this forum, at least) who claims to have 300,000+ miles on a 2010 2.4L Equinox - but at least he detailed the laundry list of repairs he’d made to it (that read like a list of damages from a Demolition Derby, BTW). LOL!!
When I first started digging around the other day, I thought there was one person with a 2012 Equinox over 300, and someone with a 2010 Terrain closer to 400? I'll have to search again. But yeah, I saw the 2012 guy listed his work. I'll pull together the list I've kept and add it here. I also saw some questioning of whether his 300000 "counts" since it was mostly highway. Mine has not been all highway, as I can show from my speed history, so I'll be curious what people think.

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Sooo... give us some details:

- Cloyes is backordered on the timing chain sets. Did you do that?
No bueno, I didn't know about the backorder. Replaced mine at 98777 and 184055, so I was planning to do it again now that I'm close to 300000.

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- how many engine replacements?
None.

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- And did you (finally) do the “mod” where you put the V6’s 21-gallon gas tank in the lift gate area, fill it with oil, and pump it to your 2.4L engine to make sure it doesn’t run dry?
I don't know what this means, so I guess the answer is no.

Like I said above, I'll pull together my service history and add it here later. I've only run into real oil consumption issues since I hit 250000 last year, but I've had those dang P0324 and 326 codes regularly since 170000.

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No. I prefer a video showing the odometer changing at least 3 times.
LOL! I saw the forum gave that guy grief about his photos, so he posted video. Made me paranoid and now I'm planning to take video. But I don't plan to rev my engine to 4000 rpm!

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LOL! I saw the forum gave that guy grief about his photos, so he posted video. Made me paranoid and now I'm planning to take video. But I don't plan to rev my engine to 4000 rpm!
I'm mostly kidding here. The Cloyes 'backorder' was a joke - implying that maybe you went through that many timing chains to get to 300k!

And the thing about the "mod" with the gas tank full of oil was like saying, "that's about the only way you could reliably keep this engine from running dry". LOL!

So you're gonna do the video? Great! I'll get my microwave popcorn ready ...
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2002 Impala 1LT (new Jun 2002): Summit White / 3.4 L V6 / FWD / Cassette-CD Combo /222.5k miles [13-JUN-2019]
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Ok, I did a quick search. @mgmsequinox broke 333k with his 2012 Equinox 4-cyl in June, and @alaric23 broke 400k with his 2010 Terrain V6 in December. It looks like @mgmsequinox does a lot of his own work...I can't claim the same. But here are my records nonetheless.

Driver's seat lumbar support bolt
ECM/PCM: Updated calibration for CEL P0324; updated oil life monitor; emissions recall
Spark plugs: 4x
Transmission fluid: 2x
Cleaned mass airflow sensor and throttle plate: 2x
High pressure fuel pump: 3x
Water pump
Timing chain: 2x
Cam shaft actuator VVT solenoid valves: 3x
Battery: 2x
Ignition coil
Spot weld between muffler and heat plate: 2x
Engine coolant flush
Throttle body replace
Broken shifter cable (transmission side)
Rear brakes: 2x
Oil pan gasket
Front struts
Rear shocks
Front axle shaft
Rear lower control arm
Alternator drive belt
One TPMS sensor
Ox sensor (bank 1 sensor 1)
Front brakes
Knock sensor
Front lowbeam lamps: I stopped counting
Rear lamps: 2x
Tires: 3x (70k tires lasted longer than that each time)

The first fuel pump and timing chain were done under warranty. I tried to get GM to cover the second timing chain under the 2013 letter given that it had been less than 90k since the previous replacement, but I didn't have any luck.

Oil change and tire rotation religiously every 5k. Regular oil, never made the switch to synthetic. After the oil consumption issue arose at 250k, I tried the Lucas Oil additive for the seals; seemed to help for the first 10k, but not after that.

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-24-2019, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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I almost forgot, I promised some words on my city vs. highway driving. Here's a plot of hand-calculated MPG (actual miles divided by gallons added, as opposed to the onboard computer-calculated MPG) against the onboard computer calculated average speed -- all numbers reset and/or calculated at each gas tank fill-up. Using just the speed info, you can see I probably have an equal number of data points for stop-and-go roads <= 45 mph as I do for highways >= 45 mph. Lifetime average per tank of gas is 47.6 mph. Definitely leaning on the highway side, but also a lot of city miles included.
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