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 Stelvio with 275,000 km!

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PostSubject: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:40 pm

A Stelvio driver from the German guzzienduro.org forum is disassembling his engine for a complete revision after 275,000 km.
The Stelvio was rollerized at 83,000 km.
The engine got noisy, the culprit was the timing chain and its tensioner.

Allmost no wear at the roller tappets, camshaft sprockets, etc. and no play at the valve stems.
The whole engine is in a very good state, not much wear. The gearbox and universal joint are like new.
The connecting rod bearings have to be replaced.

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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:28 pm

Doesn't surprise me. I've had engines apart at 150,000 and they were generally pretty good. I've found the valve margins take a pounding so we've thrown new valves in on high mileage donks and cam chains you'd do just because.
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 19, 2020 4:14 pm

Shit, makes me wish I paid more attention in German classes in high school and college.  Rolling Eyes

Impressive mileage for sure. Nice to know the engineering holds up!
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:46 pm

I couldn't find the pics. What year is his Stelvio?
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:51 pm

Look for threads from "willibaer". The Stelvio is from April 2008.
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:09 am

Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:47 pm

Shit the pictures take an age to load!
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:49 am

275000km, credit to MG and the owner for build quality and proper maintenance. Nice to know (thanks for posting Jan) just because my clutch groans a little when cold, that she is not gong to disintegrate!!

Proof that Guzzi build well engineered tough engines,
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 26, 2020 6:09 pm

Hold on! Is that mileage on the original clutch as well?
If so, it's pretty impressive!
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:28 pm

No, second clutch now 125,000 km old
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:26 pm

OK. Then it's like average...
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PostSubject: Re: Stelvio with 275,000 km!   Stelvio with 275,000 km! Icon_minitime1Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:34 pm

Yikes, my original clutch is now approaching 140,000 km. Perhaps I should think about replacing it...
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