New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

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brewerb258
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New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by brewerb258 » Thu May 18, 2017 6:19 pm

Hey guys! I have been wanting a Caprice since I saw in 2015. I ended up buying a 2012 Caprice 9C3 off of public surplus, it had 201,000 miles. Yeah I probably have the most miles of all. The car was worth it. It handles and response amazing. My old car was a Crown Vic. The car is from Arizona and had zero rust. I bought it for 3,200 plus tax and shipping.

I'll take pictures and post them later.

2012 Carpice 9C3
White
201,000 miles
2012 PC3 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 w/ over 200k miles *SOLD* @250,000 Miles.

2013 9C1 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 with 80k miles

"Dispatch, show me on a traffic stop."
"Uh you can disregard, I pulled the guy that pays my salary, got to let him go."

s/c'd cav
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by s/c'd cav » Thu May 18, 2017 6:28 pm

howd you snag a 9c3 outta my backyard with out me knowing about it ? lol

welcome !

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elc32955
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by elc32955 » Thu May 18, 2017 8:23 pm

Wow, someone drove the heck out of that car but very good score! Congrats & welcome! Where at in Florida btw?

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brewerb258
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by brewerb258 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:01 pm

To s/c'd cav

I found public surplus. ADOT had it on there at the end of April. Here's link to the auction.
https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1813194

elc32955

I live in Tampa area
2012 PC3 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 w/ over 200k miles *SOLD* @250,000 Miles.

2013 9C1 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 with 80k miles

"Dispatch, show me on a traffic stop."
"Uh you can disregard, I pulled the guy that pays my salary, got to let him go."

s/c'd cav
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by s/c'd cav » Thu May 18, 2017 9:14 pm

brewerb258 wrote:To s/c'd cav

I found public surplus. ADOT had it on there at the end of April. Here's link to the auction.
https://publicsurplus.com/sms/auction/view?auc=1813194

elc32955

I live in Tampa area
nice score ! surprised the V6 lasted that long , they usually have timing chain issues , so do some research on it

brewerb258
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by brewerb258 » Thu May 18, 2017 9:34 pm

Yeah I saw that before I won the auction, hoping it wont happen but you never know.
2012 PC3 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 w/ over 200k miles *SOLD* @250,000 Miles.

2013 9C1 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 with 80k miles

"Dispatch, show me on a traffic stop."
"Uh you can disregard, I pulled the guy that pays my salary, got to let him go."

s/c'd cav
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by s/c'd cav » Thu May 18, 2017 10:14 pm

i saw a aussie video say something about the timing chain issue being cause from a pcv issue , i just know the issue can be spendy

though the L77 6.0 had DOD lifter issues , some look at it as a good excuse to put a nice cam in it and make alot more power

brewerb258
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by brewerb258 » Thu May 18, 2017 10:48 pm

If memory serves me, the 3.6 engine is the same as the one in the Camaro. The 3.6 LFX. I think...and I am push my mind back through weeks of reports, that the timing chains wore out due to a sensor. However don't quote me on this. I have to double check.
2012 PC3 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 w/ over 200k miles *SOLD* @250,000 Miles.

2013 9C1 Caprice
3.6 LFX V6 with 80k miles

"Dispatch, show me on a traffic stop."
"Uh you can disregard, I pulled the guy that pays my salary, got to let him go."

s/c'd cav
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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by s/c'd cav » Thu May 18, 2017 11:36 pm

yeah same in the camaro , G8 , cts , and caprice , there is usually a code that sets , and it leads to the chain

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Re: New guy from FL with the highest mileage 9C3

Post by elc32955 » Sat May 20, 2017 10:45 pm

First I've heard of this issue, someone needs to do a write-up on it in the V6 section so any future owners can evaluate....
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