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How long is an extruder's/nozzle's life?

I've been using a printer for several years now and I've never replaced any of my extruder hardware (nozzles, steppers, gears etc.). I was wondering how long you should expect your extruder hardware ...
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Is there a lubricant that can be used for linear bearings, bronze sinter bushings and threaded rods alike?

My printer will feature LM8UU bearings/threaded rods for the z-axis and bronze sinter bushings on the x- and y-Axis. As also, but not only, written here http://reprap.org/wiki/Lubrication, I know ...
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What is the life expectancy of the Kossel?

I'm considering buying this package, the Kossel, as my first 3D printer. It's not the cheapest model, but apparently a high resolution and stable, which is what I'm after. The question is, what is ...