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250k miles...In Minnesota...where there is snow and salt for like 9 months of the year?? I'm even more impressed now
This is great news. I only have 45k miles hahah. Glad these were made to go the distance.
The trick for salt I do is detail and seal the car repeatedly before winter. Then I don't wash it all winter unless I can't see or ice is impeding movement. Then clean the hell out of it every spring. Every spring I have a small section of my front passenger fender near the rear that always peels paint, only there and I repaint it annually. Had it professionally done too to no avail. Oh well, minor inconvenience.
Keep fixing issues when you find them, and don't skip maintenance, and you guys will get here eventually.
I'm at 179k miles. Am I the closest one to you on the forums? My end goal was 200k, but you blew waaay past me!!
My repair/major maintenance history in a nut shell:
- 2 failed intake manifolds
- 2 carbon cleanings
- 1 failed PCV plate
- 1 failed RMS
- Replaced chain tensioner (preventative maintenance)
Not many of them will do so without much complaining along the way. My car, at 157k miles, has eaten 1 intake manifold, 2 PCV plates, 1 rear main seal, 1 DMF, 2 passenger side axles, 2 rear brake calipers... preventative maintenance was tensioner and chains and associated hardware, 2 carbon cleanings, all the fluids.
If I could do it again, I would, but I'd get a catch can first thing to protect the PCV and RMS.