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This is a discussion on 100,000 mile to-do's within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Well..just made some more costly repairs, deciding to keep the car as i originally planned to do. I'll be at ...

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    100,000 mile to-do's

    Well..just made some more costly repairs, deciding to keep the car as i originally planned to do. I'll be at 100,000 in several months and need to start saving/planning. probably a question that's been posted many times, so maybe it'll be an easy one Need suggestions of all-inclusive 100,000 mile maintenence replace/inspect items. This is my only car, and i drive it on 2000 mile round trip vaca. once a year and lots of other little excursions--and want/need it to be reliable. Thanks for taking time...please mention anything not here; regardless of how obvious...this is the first car i've cared to take care of with this many miles--would usually be looking forward to something 'better'...

    1) spark plugs/wires
    2) PCV valve
    3) hoses/belts
    4) fluids/filters
    5) my damn leaky *barely...just annoying to hear from anyone who works on it* power stearing hose (anyone else??) since 40,000 mi. *added fluid once--now at 89000.
    5) engine/trans mounts, suspension bushings.
    6) thermostat maybe?

    what else? wheel/hub Bearings an issue at this point? what else can be/should be checked??? Just replaced fuel pump, trans front seal, and torque convertor. trans rebuilt year/half ago.
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    how are your belt tensioners, they making noise yet ?

    why did you replace the fuel pump ?
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    Just replaced fuel pump, trans front seal, and torque convertor. trans rebuilt year/half ago.
    These are the 'costly repairs'. I replaced it because it quit pumping Tensioners are good--one about 30,000 mil. old--thanks!

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    no one else? or have just answered this question one too many times before?... Wondering what other components should definately be on the replace/inspect list... suspension/steering parts? bearings? Sorry...don't want to walk into a shop or parts store and ask this and be sold everything currently in stock

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    I am assuming when you mentioned fluids you should include flushing the brake system. It sounds like you have taken pretty good care of the car. I have 147K on my 2001 and it is pretty much trouble free. My daughter drives it from Dallas to Huntsville A couple times A month.

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    I would do all fluids, rear, tranny, brake, etc... Other then that it seems to me that you have everything else covered. I haven't hit the big 100,000 yet and shouldn't hit it anytime in the next 2 years. Last year I only put on 4,000 miles Hope that helps.
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    brake fluid huh? I've heard varying opinions on this--some say it is useless to flush it--everyone here agreed that it is worth while?? And yes--i've tried to keep it maintained--my plan since purchasing this car in 05 was to keep it for a long while--always loved these cars. I've spent more time and money maintaining this car than any other; but ironically have had many more random expensive failures too. Person before me (first 43000 miles) just drove; poorly, with no thought of maintance

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02WS6dream View Post
    Person before me (first 43000 miles) just drove; poorly, with no thought of maintance
    That's a shame. I have a 98 with 141,000 on the body and 128,000 on the motor and aside from what I did to her the other day, she runs like clockwork. If you take good care of these cars they will reward you like no honda ever could :-D. But then, that's the point of a honda.....little to no maintenance...but where's the fun in that?!

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    121k on my 98 shes still running strong.
    my boyfriend has replaced everything... tranny fluid and filter, plugs/wires, PCV, fuel filter, tranny mount. rear seal..hes basically redoin the whole car. my shocks/strust/mounts were all replaced by my dad. i completely agree that if u take care of these cars they will run for u.

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    You forgot O2s, change every 40K miles or 2 years at least; they are responsible for almost all of your fuel control and unfortunately as they go bad, they drift away froma ccurate rather than (usually) failing outright. They suck away your fuel economy like no other also.

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    I feel like a broken record talking about O2s on this site, but they seem to be an item that no one wants to even acknowledge.

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    158K with nothing more than the small stuff plugs, wires, o2's, shocks (probably as a result of the lowering though), brakes often (backroads), Tranny started having minor issues (ball comming through the plate) but al in all mine was pretty solid. Me personally I wouldn't touch an auto trans with high miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    I feel like a broken record talking about O2s on this site, but they seem to be an item that no one wants to even acknowledge.
    it's ok!...glad you did, 'cause i never thought of these as a maintanance issue--only a replace when broken. Glad to hear all you guys are getting plenty of trouble-free miles. hopefully i'll have a good streak of those myself as far as the auto trans; if this rebuilt one gives any more trouble i will not fix it but replace it with something that will be durable.
    Thanks for all the responses guys!

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    damn the O2s, i never thought of them.
    ill get the boyfriend on that this weekend!

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    Question not trying to take thread but...

    i have a 2000 a4 ws6 with 104k

    done:
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    fuel filter
    oil.filter every 3k
    plug/wires
    brakes/cut rotors

    Do I need to....
    have a leaky rear main...how long til i need to replace, not leaking much
    when shock/strut/spring
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    any thing else???

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    Quote Originally Posted by GNICTRY View Post
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    any thing else???

    cam and stall

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02WS6dream View Post
    Well..just made some more costly repairs, deciding to keep the car as i originally planned to do. I'll be at 100,000 in several months and need to start saving/planning. probably a question that's been posted many times, so maybe it'll be an easy one Need suggestions of all-inclusive 100,000 mile maintenence replace/inspect items. This is my only car, and i drive it on 2000 mile round trip vaca. once a year and lots of other little excursions--and want/need it to be reliable. Thanks for taking time...please mention anything not here; regardless of how obvious...this is the first car i've cared to take care of with this many miles--would usually be looking forward to something 'better'...

    1) spark plugs/wires
    2) PCV valve
    3) hoses/belts
    4) fluids/filters
    5) my damn leaky *barely...just annoying to hear from anyone who works on it* power stearing hose (anyone else??) since 40,000 mi. *added fluid once--now at 89000.
    5) engine/trans mounts, suspension bushings.
    6) thermostat maybe?

    what else? wheel/hub Bearings an issue at this point? what else can be/should be checked??? Just replaced fuel pump, trans front seal, and torque convertor. trans rebuilt year/half ago.
    one thing i've noticed a lot of guys don't worry about is greasing their ball joints. I make sure mine are good every time i change the oil. It would be a good idea to take a look and matinence them if they haven't been looked at for a while. I had a leaky power steering hose too at about 70xxx miles. Flushed the system when I changed it.

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    I would SeaFoam the motor before you change the plugs. And don't waste money on any BS style plug like +2,+4's,SplitFire.

    I would also flush the brake system. I'm willing to beat money your fluid is dark which is due to it absorbing moisture. You can bleed it out and use a turkey baster to suck out the master. Than you can fill it with alcohol to flush. Let it sit with bleeders open for an hour or two and it will evaporate then refill and bleed.

    I would also change the diff fluid to a nice synthetic such as AMSOIL.

    The power steering return would get changed and filled with a synthetic also.
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