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Hello Everyone,<p>My 99 S70 GLT has 182k miles on it. I have pampered this car from day one, no expense has been spared when it comes to maintaining this car. The car runs as well as it ever has and is just as responsive and fun to drive as ever. Anyway like most people cash is tight right now, and my question is this - What are some of the more expensive maintenance items that I could or should expect to replace as I roll 200k miles?<p>Many Thanks!
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (PiperguyUMD)

Great to hear as I am in sight of 120k. The answer to your question really depends on what has been done or changed so far. The only real maintenance item I can think of would be the timing belt- everything else is just replacing what has been broken. Would be great to hear of what you have had to replace so far.
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (Wayne T5)

I recently drove my mechanic's loaner car, a '98 S70 GLT with 218K, and you'd swear it had 18K. Beautiful car. It had been maintained like yours by a previous owner, and has had no major problems, and I wouldn't expect any. If anything, I tend to think that ANY automatic transmission is getting a little long in the tooth by that mileage, and any steering/front suspension parts you haven't done already will probably need attention. But with diligent maintenance, I wouldn't expect anything in particular to go wrong. Keep doing just what you're doing and enjoy it!
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (PiperguyUMD)

If you have been current on your maintenance as your suggested than there shouldn't be anything out of the ordinary to expect. I might consider replacing the waterpump at your next timing belt if you are still on the original. <p>I was on my original waterpump at 210,000 miles and it still worked fine. But I figured the belt is being replaced so I might as well replace the water pump and flush the cooling system at the same time. <p>Outside of standard stuff there isn't anything unusual to expect. <br>
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (PiperguyUMD)

Congrats on the mileage!<p>As for repairs - here's what I've had to do (other than routine maintenance) since 200K (I'm almost at 406K as I write this)... headlight wiper motors, ABS module, rear brake calipers, radiator, heater core, exhaust manifold (flexpipe leaked), the steering rack was replaced last week, and I've had the occasional check engine light from a leaky hose/pipe in the fuel vapor recovery system.<p>And I've gone through a few throttles and MAF sensors, as well. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> But that's the one weak spot of the car, so I live with it (and will seriously consider the non-contact throttle rebuild when needed).<p>I keep after the interior and have replaced things that began to look ratty - window switches, cup holder - no failure, just didn't like the way things looked.<p>One could argue, too, that the calipers, radiator and heater core are very long-term maintenance items, and not "unscheduled repairs."<p>I'm on the originaly tranny - change the fluid every 60K. And the engine has never been touched, or flushed. I'm also on all of the original accessories except the a/c compressor (replacement has more mileage on it than the original lasted).<p>If your car has been cared for, and you continue to do your maintenance, there's no reason to expect anything major, though, of course, anything can happen.<p>Hope this helps and encourages you to keep your car!
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (Wayne T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Wayne T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Great to hear as I am in sight of 120k. The answer to your question really depends on what has been done or changed so far. The only real maintenance item I can think of would be the timing belt- everything else is just replacing what has been broken. Would be great to hear of what you have had to replace so far. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are only two major items that I have had to repair. The first was a new A/C compressor- not that I needed it, but when I lived in NC I got tired of driving home after work with the windows open in 90+ degree weather. The other thing was a serious coolant leak that somehow managed to work its way into the cabin!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't think the actual leak was that serious, or that difficult to repair, but the mechanic had to pull the dash and some of the upholstery to clean up the coolant. Since I've gone back to school, I've become a serious do-it-yourselfer. Usually I try to keep up both mechanical and cosmetic aspects of the car, but right now I have to make sure it keeps running.
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (PM)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PM</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <p>I was on my original waterpump at 210,000 miles and it still worked fine. But I figured the belt is being replaced so I might as well replace the water pump and flush the cooling system at the same time. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Exactly what I did last weekend. But I had 220 kmiles on my pump. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 200K miles on the horizon (PiperguyUMD)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PiperguyUMD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> The other thing was a serious coolant leak that somehow managed to work its way into the cabin!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> I don't think the actual leak was that serious, or that difficult to repair, but the mechanic had to pull the dash and some of the upholstery to clean up the coolant. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You have leaking heater's radiator. It's in the cabin, behind the radio. Common problem on these cars.
 
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