Hello! I have found a wealth of information over the past years to help me maintain my GTO. I now have around 130,000 miles on this beast and outside of the normal maintenance, what would ya'll suggest to replace? I will be replacing the stock shocks this weekend. I've kept up with the oil changes, transmission fluid changes, brakes/rotors and belts. I'm getting a gut feeling I should do the radiator hoses soon. I've already replaced the water pump and flushed the radiator too. Thanks for your advice in advance!
It's been extremely reliable, driven it cross country and back! Still a vicious ride. I have developed this odd noise from what sounds like the left rear on acceleration, sounds like a clanking noise. So researching trying to figure out what that is. Other than that, getting it ready for another 130k!
I just rolled my goat over 134xxx miles. Just last weekend I dropped a new radiator in it with new hoses as my top radiator hose blew then 3 days later the plastic side tank split on the radiator. Just food for thought. I also replaced the clutch and slave as my slave went out. Not sure if you are a manual or auto. Glad to see another high mileage goat out there.
I have over 140K. It's been a very dependable car. I've done: radiator, a/c condenser and drier, clutch, starter, water pump, rotors, spark plugs and belt.. That's about it. My steering rack has had a small leak the last couple of years..but I still plan on getting to 200k in 3 years, repairing whatever comes up.
Shaking/vibrating/rattling more is actually a bonus to me. I enjoy the Parkinsons effect at a stop light while the car belches out fumes of unburnt fuel from its monster lopey overlap. To me, thats muscle car.
I'm at 127,xxx with a completely stock front suspension. The only things that have been replaced because they were broken were my water pump gaskets, and my drive shaft because of the carrier bearing. I try not to count the drive shaft though as I was already planning on buying a solid one piece at the time. It just made me buy it sooner. I've changed a lot of parts out since then (rear with a truetrack, rear coil overs and poly bushings, harrop cover, headers, CAI, etc...) but all that was willingly. My still runs like a beast though. Still capable of 12s at the track with bolt ons and a tune.
Performabuilt lvl2 trans
FTI 3600 stall
They who shall not be named LTs
Vararam CAI insulated w/ relocated IAT sensor
TruTrac Installed by Gforce1320
DSS 1pc D/S
Gforce1320 Rear CoilOver setup
12.6 @ 108.3 with a 1.93 60ft and a DA of 3500ft.
Mine just turned 133k with stock suspension. Now I need to put coil overs because I want to lower it. I'm replacing my cat-converter because of a small leak. I'm converting it to m6 because I miss shifting gears. I've owned this goat since 07 so about that time
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Mine just turned 133k with stock suspension. Now I need to put coil overs because I want to lower it. I'm replacing my cat-converter because of a small leak. I'm converting it to auto because I miss shifting. I've owned this goat since 07 so about that time
Sorry I meant to say I missed shifting a manual, so I'm converting it from A4 to m6. Sorry for the confusion
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