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Old 02-07-2015, 08:40 AM
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I had a conversation with my brother about the life span of golf cart gas engines, assuming they are maintained. I was of the opinion that 4000 hours was achievable/typical. This would translate into perhaps 50k+ miles depending on how the cart was used. Anyone have any experience with high mileage gas carts? Thanks.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:44 AM
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change the oil twice a year and with an annual maintenance service should last till your tired of looking at it Both my carts are 10 years old look and run like new
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Old 02-07-2015, 09:49 AM
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Do you have any idea how many hours and/or miles are on your carts after 10 years? Thanks so much.

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change the oil twice a year and with an annual maintenance service should last till your tired of looking at it Both my carts are 10 years old look and run like new
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:54 PM
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Do you have any idea how many hours and/or miles are on your carts after 10 years? Thanks so much.
Really have no Idea both carts were 5 years old when i bought them
I had villages golf cart install striker speedometers on both carts
being a part timer drive around 2000 mile per year per cart
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My Yamaha Gas Cart will be 20 yrs old next March (2016).

I bought it 5 years ago and have it serviced once a year. Last year I was told by the service guy that the carburetor would probably have to be replaced in 2015. Think he said about $250.

We are here about 8 months each year and probably drive about 2000 miles a year.
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Preventive maintenance $ are well spent
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13 years old, 50,000 + miles. Runs lik a top. Yamaha
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13 years old, 50,000 + miles. Runs lik a top. Yamaha
And I bet they have always been run on gas with ethanol
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Still the original gas engine? Any idea how many hours on the engine? Thanks so much.

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Is there some type of meter on the gas carts to show how many hours?
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Old 02-08-2015, 10:20 AM
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My Yamaha gas cart has an hour meter.

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My six year old Yamaha has twenty thousand miles and the only repair was having the drive belt replaced, about $50. It still has the original spark plug. The oil is changed every two thousand miles. It runs great!
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