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what should be done at @ 204,000 miles

This is a discussion on what should be done at @ 204,000 miles within the Internal Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; My car is my daily driver and i dont plan on purchasing any other vehicle until i finish school in ...

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    Thumbs up what should be done at @ 204,000 miles

    My car is my daily driver and i dont plan on purchasing any other vehicle until i finish school in 2 years. (i'll keep this one when i do) But unfortunately its been my daily driver since 2003, and i've racked up 204,000 miles. She has been running like a champ with the normal tlc (oil changes/tranny fluid changes/ regular tune ups) But is there anything that i could do/should be doing to prevent any future problems with this many miles? or just stick to what i already doing and wait till she bites the bullet?

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    Other wear items with higher mileage: Shocks, suspension bushings, balljoints, tie rods, u-joints and idler pullies. All of these should give some sign of failing though before a real problem develops. Congrats on a true high miler.

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    thanks man im actually plan on doing those upgrades, any recommended places to parts such as bushings/shocks?

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    I just try to go with American Made when I parts shop. Getting damn difficult to do though. If your just looking to keep the car on the road - stock replacement for most items would be fine. Investing a few more dollars in the shocks is probably worthwhile though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    Replace the engine
    Of course, with this statement also comes rebuild or replace the tranny, replace rear end, stiffen up the chassis to hold the wheels down and the car straight, etc. etc. I think this stuff would have to wait until school is done and a good career is obtained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KArcticSS View Post
    Of course, with this statement also comes rebuild or replace the tranny, replace rear end, stiffen up the chassis to hold the wheels down and the car straight, etc. etc. I think this stuff would have to wait until school is done and a good career is obtained.
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    Drive it till something shows signs of failure, then fix it.
    Im slowly replacing everything that has wear. 1 peice at a time.
    Im really scared of 200k. But I know its comming... really sooon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Drive it till something shows signs of failure, then fix it.
    Im slowly replacing everything that has wear. 1 peice at a time.
    Im really scared of 200k. But I know its comming... really sooon....

    I thought you were somewhere around 160,000?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pajeff02 View Post
    I thought you were somewhere around 160,000?
    Yep. within 2 years I will be there unless I can find a better DD

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    I'm there, hit 160k over the weekend.... I am doing basically the same as Joshie, replacing one piece at a time til she quits, for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 28Marcos View Post
    She has been running like a champ with the normal tlc (oil changes/tranny fluid changes/ regular tune ups) But is there anything that i could do/should be doing to prevent any future problems with this many miles? or just stick to what i already doing and wait till she bites the bullet?
    You are doing the right thing now. Yes, drive it till it dies. Not doing oil changes/tranny fluid changes/ regular tune ups is the reason most peoples stuff don't last.

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    You might want to try/look into the AutoRX stuff sarge has been talking about the last few weeks.

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    my car is just barely under 160,000 and i have a good sized to do list for her....EGR valve is shot(plan on deleteing it anyways so i just put a block off plate on it) passenger side front wheel bearing=$160...just did my outter tie-rod ends=$80 and i have a bad balljoint somewhere in the front end havent checked it yet tho....other then that tho the drivetrain is good enough for me to run a 13.5


    still scared tho that one of these days shes gunna die on me

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