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Old 06-16-2008, 07:11 AM   #1
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200k

On the way to work this morning she rolled over 200,000 miles. Damn sun was reflecting from the passenger side and to my back a bit.. best I could get.


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Old 06-16-2008, 07:19 AM   #2
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Awesome...except for that service engine soon light...
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:52 AM   #3
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Old 06-16-2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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How many LIM gaskets, wheel bearings, etc. have you been through? And any other major problems?
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Old 06-16-2008, 08:32 AM   #6
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Congratz! That SES light comes on at high mileage. Don't worry about it until the engine doesn't run anymore.
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How many LIM gaskets, wheel bearings, etc. have you been through? And any other major problems?

LOL I have 80,000 almost and its on 2 LIM rebuild 2 water pump 2 thermostats 2 return and send lines for the coolant. Front Left and Right Hub assemblies.
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Old 06-16-2008, 09:45 AM   #8
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nice you are one of the few to reach that with a 3.4L
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Old 06-16-2008, 10:36 AM   #9
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Awesome...except for that service engine soon light...
My ses light has been on for 2 yrs
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Old 06-16-2008, 11:51 AM   #11
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SES light is because of an EVAP code, and misfires in cyl 3 and 6.. The injectors I think are shot..

in 200k miles.
-LIM (did a green coolant convert at 90k and the LIM has held ever since)
-both front bearings at 75k and 160k so they'll be due again soon
-upper O2 sensor around 100k
-waterpump replaced around 100k (figure its about due again)
-Eibach kit and replaced struts at 60-80k.. replaced rears again at 190k. fronts are due
-replaced right rear strunt mount
-serp belt done at 50k still running same gatorback (those belts are awesome!)
-tensioner pulley replaced at 195k (I'll have to post pics on this one haha)
-OEM tires @ 50k, GAP 02 and 03 and brackets roasted the 2nd set at 75k, another set 140k (down to the steel belt), replaced last set of rears @ 190k, fronts will be due real soon
-alternator replaced somewhere around 100k
-starter replaced around 190k
-brakes and rotors replaced every 12-20k miles (seems like every week) I think I'm just going to start stocking pads and rotors
-front calipers replaced at 140k (left) and 160k (right) This is another fun story. Just imagine rotor worn thru to the vent veins. scary stuff
-exhaust downpipe has been ghetto tack welded around 150k and the welds are still holding the pipe on so I haven't done anything more with it.
-wires at 40k again at 100k and again 140k to fix a ignition misfire problem
-plugs at 40k again at 100k then 125k then again at 140k to address ignition misfire problem
-coil packs at 140k to address ignition misfire problem (convinced there was nothing wrong with OEM coils)
-ignition module at 140k to address ignition misfire problem (none of the above did anything and thus SES and why I think its the injectors)
-around 50 or so new oil filter and Valvoline durablend 10w-30 oil changes (changed every 2500 during the track years and changed about every 4000 now that I'm 90% highway commute)

Problems:
-Tranny slippage
-fuel pump starting to whine at idle
-passenger ball joint shot
-passenger tie rod end ?? (one mechanic says its loose another says its fine, I've been driving it that way for almost 80k miles.. you tell me)
-trunk lid rusting out
-needs new stabilizer bushings
-needs passenger front strut mount
-needs front struts and alignment
-headlights are hazey (but don't have moisture)
-front splash guard and wheel well plastics are rashed up bad and/or gone
-turn signal switch sticks, get flasher clicking even though I don't have my signals on
-horn only has upper tone
-power steering is about 90% gone (has been since around 120k.. I like tight steering.)
-fuel level sensor hasn't work since around 100k (live and die by the trip counter)
-driver seat is broken. springs thru the back fabric, lumbar doesn't work, screwdriver hole thru the seat cushion.. Power adjustments are all good but whole seat needs replaced. Its killing my back.
-coolant hose from thermostat has slow leak onto exhaust manifold cover.
-oh and the formentioned EVAP problem.. Tried the gas cap replacement but that didn't fix it so the canister is probably shot or a vacuum hose probably rotted out.
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Old 10-07-2008, 07:45 PM   #12
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Congrats on 200,000 miles. I hit that in my 01 GT. I knew about where it was going to happen on my way to work but I forgot and missed it. That ticked me off.

What I have had to do in 200,000 miles:

LIM's twice. Need to do them again
Head Gaskets
Replaced tranny (Got a used one)
Front Struts and Springs
Water Pump
Front Hubs 3 times each
Catalytic Converter
Both half shafts
Drivers side window regulator a couple times

Luckily I was able to do everything myself so it wasn't to bad. Needed my Dad's help with the tranny though. That is a 2 person job. However the engine runs just fine. I do need to replace the LCA bushings and ball joints.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:41 PM   #13
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wow, nice job....I REALLY, REALLY, hope mine can make it to 150k. I just want it to get me though school. 108 and counting.
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:42 PM   #14
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wow, thats quite a list armith. even with track use, these things seem to hold up fine.

heh im in teh same boat^, 101k and counting :P
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Old 10-18-2008, 11:30 AM   #15
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Old 11-14-2008, 08:42 PM   #16
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149k...

Some abuse! ... 50 passes at the track? TOO MANY at other venues.

Replaced LIM Gasket X1 - needs again
Replaced Tranny - X1 @70k (now running trickshift w/DEX, and since 100k)
Replaced Water pump
Replaced Power steering pump X2
Replaced Power steering hoses

SES Light on since 2003. "Cat/02 ineffeciency" BS Code. Idles very poorly, in regular loop it likes to rev, no need for CC! Infinite amount of rattles, creaks and groans. Hoping for many more miles, dd.

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Old 11-27-2009, 11:30 PM   #17
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this was pretty interesting so i brought it back from the dead...

mines a 99 gt1

i just hit 147k

replaced lim gaskets once at 130k
right front wheel bearing
replaced belt 3x
6th set of brakes
tranny flush, filter change at 118k
ignition replaced at 120ish

problems currently:
needs outer tie rods
power steering pump reservoir (small crack up top)
trunk latch rusting away, needs welded. (not latch on trunk lid, but the striker on car)

no ses or svs, still running strong

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Old 11-28-2009, 08:04 AM   #18
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:26 PM   #19
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sweet.. the thread lives again!!!

here's my update..

almost at 218k

-replaced calipers and pads all the away around..again
-replaced driver seat
-replaced power steering pump.. power steering for the first time in many a years..whoohoo
-replaced driver side ball joint which ended up being a whole control arm replacement
-replaced gas rubber line between the filler tube and gas tank
-replaced broken fuel line
-replacing back driver side power window regulator
-threw in some lucas oil transmission to stretch another few miles out of the slush box.
-got a new trunk lid.. just need painted red.

problems
-passenger side balljoint shot
-fuel level sensor still shot
-dash board peeling up
-most of the above stuff from previous post.

Great stuff.. Keep em on the road!!
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Old 11-29-2009, 03:52 PM   #20
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Wow. You're like 105K ahead of me. I hope mine lives that long. My GA's been wonderful to me in my +2 years of ownership. Who knows, I might be making a thread like this eventually!
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