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      08-07-2017, 05:38 PM   #1
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*Updated 11/22/18*


I've finally reached 150k and been planning for this milestone for a few months.
Not much was done until at the 100K interval, where I replaced most of the suspension and major engine components.

These past few years, I drove A LOT. I went to the south twice for training and vacationing in Florida twice as well. Weekly back and forth from NY, commuting in NY-NJ…this car gets driven.

Since purchasing the car with 60k miles, OCI's were done every 7,500 miles, at least. Pictures below may not necessarily correlate with the OCIs.

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1. Original rod bearings?
Yes
2. Original actuators?
Yes

60,000
Purchased vehicle. Topped off oil

65,000
-Akebono front pads
-New tires, Michelin PSS 245/275

66,000
-Replaced both D1S bulbs

67,500
-Oil change, Pennzoil Ultra Platinum 0w-40

70,000
-Upgraded to Dinan CF intake
-Installed Dinan exhaust
-Installed RPI intake scoops

75,000
-Oil change, Shell Rotella T6
-Brake fluid and coolant flushed
-F/R control arms

80,000


-Oil change, Shell Rotella T6
-Driver side wheel bearing
-L/R sway bar links
-Inspection
-Autocraft H8 AGM 900cca battery

87,500
-Oil change, Shell Rotella T6
-New tires, Toyo Proxes 4 Plus 245/275

90,000


-Rear ended, causing front end damage too. New complete rear subframe, both headlights.
-Power steering flushed

95,000

-Other driver failed to yield right of way, making a right turn 25 ft from the intersection, WHILE PARALLEL PARKED on the left most lane. New driver side headlight, steering rack, fender, and rim.
-Oil Change, Shell Rotella T6

100,000


More info on the 100k maintenance I did last year: http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1262455
-Oil change, Shell Rotella T6
-F/R EDC Struts w/ new supporting components
-F/R and upper/lower control arms
-F/R and upper/lower control arms
-L/R Tie rod assemblies
-L/R tension struts
-DCT Fluid drain/fill
-DCT Filter changed
-Spark plugs
-Dinan air filter
-Cabin filter
-Engine mounts
-Drive belts
-Brake fluid flush
-Differential fluid

More info on DCT maintenance:
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1280752
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1264788

107,500
-Oil change, Shell Rotella T6

111,000


-Repaired some rock chips on passenger side


123,456


I just thought it was cool

130,000


-Replaced starter


135,000


-TPMS module had to be replaced due to people not cleaning off the roofs of their cars and a whole block of ice took out my underpanels

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150,000



A buddy of mine was free, so that cut down the time drastically as he worked on the engine and I did the suspension components
-Replicated 100,000 maintenance schedule
-New tires, Michelin AS3+ 245/265. Went down to stock in the rears
-Upgraded I-Level software, done two weeks prior.
-I do have a minor valve cover gasket leak, I'll have to address it at some point













Here's a video of the engine cold start after all was done


165k - 1 July 18

I did the brakes at 160k for safety reasons but I'll stick this under the 165k category. I used Bendix rotors and ceramics from Rock Auto. See here: $42 Rotors on RockAuto? https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1468984

I don't have the oil report yet from Blackstone but here's a vid of the engine sound

Have to clean the engine bay next week too.



Engine cleaned:
https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1517308


170,000



Things got a little interesting here, as documented in this thread
I addressed the DCT leak and almost 2k miles later, it's still dry.





As you can see in the pics, based on what I said in the thread referenced, the DCT filter is genuine OEM, made by getrag. It's a whole kit that can be purchased. So the reason for it not seating properly, is unknown. Could be error on my end, or could be a bad dct filter cap. Nonetheless, just check next time.

To save a hefty amount of cash, Rock Auto sells the gasket by itself, and a filter. Though I normally go with FCPEuro, the price for a new DCT pan and the suction pump thing was not worth it in the long run, especially if it's just the gasket that needs to be replaced.

172,500

Replaced:
-Spark Plugs
-Dinan engine air filter
-AC belt
-Drive belt
-Coolant vent hose (it broke)
-Upper radiator hose (broke too)
-Water pump (might as well if I'm dumping coolant)
-Coolant
-Diff fluid
-Cabin filters
-Oil changed

Broke one of my coils in the rear, so I moved it up front and will be swapping them all out at 200k, just in time for the next spark plug change. If my valve cover gasket can last that long, I'll be changing those too as well.















All done!


173,500

Replaced original alternator. New one is from Valeo, purchased from Rock Auto. Didn't see the price justification in going with FCP this time, especially if the original lasted this long. But I've been getting weird electrical issues once in a while, and had been occurring about 2x a week. ISTA showed over voltage at two ECU's. Voltage diagnostic at the terminals in the engine bay shows voltage dropping to low 12's, then spiking to 15V.

This smoked my USB drive and had to re-download all of my songs lol

178,000

Returned from vacation, added about 4k miles from road trip. Didn't need to top off oil, strange.

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still on original rod bearings and Throttle actuators?
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still on original rod bearings and Throttle actuators?
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makes me feel a lot better about mine
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Yep
have you done any blackstone test?
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have you done any blackstone test?
Just sent the first sample a few days ago
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Thank you WingZeroX5 this is awesome!
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Thank you WingZeroX5 this is awesome!
Nice write up and maintenance history. 150k miles and still going strong!
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Great write up.
Just out of curiosity, what made you use the T6? A lot of the sti guys use this oil.
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What scan tool were you using?
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Nice, motivating thread! She's good to go for many more miles i'd say !
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Great write up.
Just out of curiosity, what made you use the T6? A lot of the sti guys use this oil.
It's a great oil, I can get it in bulk for about $17/gal. Plus, with all the bearing stories, people were using M1 in 40w. I don't track the car so I consolidated oils and use the T6 on the S1000RR, X5M, and this.

Also, I've never had issues with the motor being noisier, especially those who use lubri moly.

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Nice write up and maintenance history. 150k miles and still going strong!


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Slow clap.... 150k miles and still on the original bearings. Are you not worried?
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Slow clap.... 150k miles and still on the original bearings. Are you not worried?
No because I am not going to stress and worry about something that may or may not happen but enjoy the drive everytime I get behind the wheel.

If everyone wants to see the bearings, I could setup a fund and y'all can chip in for the cost to change them out
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150k miles on original bearings and actuators! This car deserves a medal!
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Belts and a lot of parts in one of the last photos, what are you changing? Please list it out.
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Belts and a lot of parts in one of the last photos, what are you changing? Please list it out.
I listed it in the 100k maintenance section. I replicated the 100k maintenance.

Parts are lifetime warrantied through FCPEuro.
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No because I am not going to stress and worry about something that may or may not happen but enjoy the drive everytime I get behind the wheel.

If everyone wants to see the bearings, I could setup a fund and y'all can chip in for the cost to change them out
If you did all that other work yourself, you can handle bearings. It's $500 to $1000 in parts depending on what bearings and what bolts you buy plus a long day of your time.
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