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Cars after servicing.

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by vtaylor78, May 8, 2019.

  1. DSK

    DSK Senior Member

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    Every other month.....

    One of them is a 1999 C70 with 260,000 miles and the only thing that's gone wrong with it in that time is a radiator at 150,000 miles and just now a wheel bearing. Pretty impressive for a car that's done several years of track days and before speed cameras cruised the motorways at twice the speed limit better than either of my old M5's. Even now my mum uses it to go from Notts to Birmingham 3 times a week and between services it doesn't burn oil or use coolant etc... bliss!

    My other one was at 70,000 miles when I bought it and its now at 160,000 miles. Amazingly the UK roads in that time have only destroyed my suspension mounts (thanks to the craters on the M1) so those were replaced all round. I also replaced both tie road assemblies as one had developed very minor play. For, me I cannot accept anything unless its not 100%. The Bilstein B12 suspension is still in good order so that's left as is and the wishbones have amazingly survived without no play found at this inspection.
     
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  2. Yugguy

    Yugguy Senior Member

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    I think actually those era of cars that were still mostly mechanical had the potential to last forever. Today's computerised vehicles, I'm not so sure.
     
  3. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Agreed. My old S70 T5 did 221k, 140k of them with me. Aside from the electronic throttle module (which failed inside a month after purchase) it gave no problems whatsoever.
    The A8 4.2 Q Sport that followed it was similarly reliable aside from eating front suspension bushes. That car likewise ran over 100k with me.
    No other car since has been as little trouble over the same distance (although the 210 is doing a pretty good show of trying to match them).
     
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    Frontstep Senior Member

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    You have to be up to date with all the latest techniques and use the right software otherwise she will lose drive and go into headache mode.
    It can then take a while to get started again and performance is patchy.
     
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    ajlsl600 Senior Member

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    runnin normally then .....
     
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    ajlsl600 Senior Member

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    would,nt it be grand to have a "basic" function mode button. no frills just ,stop start, go. simple on/off lights
     

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