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Old 12-19-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 12-19-2012, 02:57 PM   #2
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Welcome!

Sounds like you've owned the car for awhile and it's been a reliable ride.

At 130,000 miles now, how does it run and ride, still feel "like new"?
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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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!
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Old 12-19-2012, 03:08 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:56 PM   #5
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Still have the stock suspension? If so replace the strut mounts and front radius rod bushings when you do shocks and struts.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 12-21-2012, 06:00 AM   #7
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For sure: Radius rod bushings.
Maybe: Strut mounts and rear springs. Replace both because replacing only the sagging strut mounts may lift your front end higher than the sagging rear.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #8
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Damn. I'm shocked someone went 130k on the stock suspension. By 60k, my rear wheels were in the wheel wells from spring sag.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:30 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:35 PM   #10
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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 m6 because I miss shifting gears. I've owned this goat since 07 so about that time

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:53 AM   #11
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I'm converting it to auto because I miss shifting.

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Old 12-31-2012, 05:59 AM   #12
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Misses while shifting maybe?
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Old 12-31-2012, 06:27 AM   #13
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Misses while shifting maybe?

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Old 01-03-2013, 05:55 AM   #14
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I'm considering buying a goat with 108k on the clock. What are some things I should look for?
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:03 AM   #15
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I'm considering buying a goat with 108k on the clock. What are some things I should look for?

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I wouldnt go beyond replacing what needs to be replaced. If it isnt broke why spend the money.
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I wouldnt go beyond replacing what needs to be replaced. If it isnt broke why spend the money.

To replace it with a better part
To make the car faster
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To replace it with a better part
To make the car faster

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Old 01-03-2013, 07:01 AM   #19
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:25 AM   #20
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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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