Author Topic: 100,000 miles ...  (Read 1296 times)

Offline 80walk

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 48
    • Email
100,000 miles ...
« on: January 10, 2019, 02:50:03 PM »
soon will be approaching 100,000miles. What level of service should be provided at this stage ? the car has previously had the following since ownership

New Timing Belt / water pump approx 60,000 miles
New rear Hub's & abs sensors 80,000 miles
New rear calipers 82,500 miles
New thermostat 85,000 miles
New front disc & pads 85,000 miles
New steering rack approx 90,000 miles

Offline bobby_fodge

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 3
  • -Receive: 3
  • Posts: 254
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 03:16:11 PM »
Brake fluid

Offline neilw

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 14
  • -Receive: 18
  • Posts: 322
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 09:40:57 PM »
If you don't know when they were last done, or have no history

Cam Follower!
AC-Regas
Pollen Filter
Fuel Filter
Air Filter
Oil & Filter
Sump pickup clean
Edition30 #0002
Powervalve TBE | Eibach Sportline Springs | DV+ | Revo Intake
Coming soon Bilstine B8's | S3 Brakes | Alloy Hubs & Arms | W-ALK

Offline stealthwolf

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 300
  • -Receive: 287
  • Posts: 7812
  • ED30 No.1412
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 11:07:24 PM »
I got my cam chain and tensioner done at 110k.

The GTI isn't just a machine. It's very much a living, breathing thing.

Offline Pudding

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 412
  • Posts: 4843
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2019, 04:35:36 PM »
Another cam belt if 60,000 miles was more than 4 years ago.
Spark plugs
Plus the filters already mentioned.
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.

Offline Notch000

  • Can't Read PM's Yet!
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 8
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2019, 02:57:40 PM »
100K is just a number, people are hung up about it being some sort of mile stone where vechicles will implode after passing this ticking timbomb marker. just carry on with regular maintanance

Offline muff1991

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 5
  • -Receive: 28
  • Posts: 426
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2019, 10:02:54 AM »
100K is just a number, people are hung up about it being some sort of mile stone where vechicles will implode after passing this ticking timbomb marker. just carry on with regular maintanance
agreed, keep up with the maintenance.. my touran PD engine is on 223k and my GTI is on 140k my cousins GTI give up at 215k after he done the K04 upgrade (so is fair enough) mileage is nothing but a put off to new buyers and a price drop for sellers... engineering is so much better these days! Main engine parts are made to go onnn!

Offline PKGTI

  • Just Arrived
  • **
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 1
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 14
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2019, 04:32:16 PM »
I took my car on at the magic 100,000 mile marker and I'm now on nearly 103K and the car runs brilliantly. Only 2 owners from new and a solid service history have played a part but the car feels well engineered and built to last.  Compared to our 2013 BMW Series which at 45000 miles has a rattling sounding engine, heavy as hell clutch and a horrendously annoying interior rattles...

Offline Rossimac

  • Won't Shut up.
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 89
  • -Receive: 33
  • Posts: 506
    • Email
  • My Ride: http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,90767.0.html
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2019, 10:25:50 AM »
I took my car on at the magic 100,000 mile marker and I'm now on nearly 103K and the car runs brilliantly. Only 2 owners from new and a solid service history have played a part but the car feels well engineered and built to last.  Compared to our 2013 BMW Series which at 45000 miles has a rattling sounding engine, heavy as hell clutch and a horrendously annoying interior rattles...

Similarly, I took mine on at 97k miles almost 5 years ago and yeah there has been the odd replacement part ordered along the way but now shooting past 156k miles and I'm happy with the car! Regular maintenance and you'll be less likely to have a massive failure is my view.

Offline SeaV

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 51
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2019, 08:23:56 PM »
My totally standard 05 GTi is a couple of hundred miles short of 180,000 miles. It gets serviced religiously every 10,000 miles (as it has since I got it at 67,000) all the usual stuff when required, cam belts etc etc. - just keep on top of checks and care for them, they’re sturdy creatures  :smiley:
« Last Edit: February 19, 2019, 08:44:45 PM by SeaV »

Online Chesto18

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 4
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 130
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2019, 10:21:22 AM »
DV valve if not already done. If it’s the original it’s probably in shreds by now and your car feels super slow.

Offline Juliand

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 13
  • -Receive: 17
  • Posts: 335
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2019, 08:01:31 PM »
Main engine parts are made to go onnn!

Depends on how you define 'main' I suppose..... Cam follower is meant to be a lifetime part, and these seem to wear prematurely.......Cam chain - again should be a robust item, but these also wear prematurely and rattle like a diesel  at unacceptably modest mileages - why have a cambelt and a camchain? I don't think the engine parts are as well engineered as people quite rightly expect them to be. My thoughts anyway....

Online Chesto18

  • Always Involved
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 4
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 130
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2019, 10:08:23 PM »
Main engine parts are made to go onnn!

Depends on how you define 'main' I suppose..... Cam follower is meant to be a lifetime part, and these seem to wear prematurely.......Cam chain - again should be a robust item, but these also wear prematurely and rattle like a diesel  at unacceptably modest mileages - why have a cambelt and a camchain? I don't think the engine parts are as well engineered as people quite rightly expect them to be. My thoughts anyway....

Cam chain just keeps the cams in time doesn’t it? I’m basing this on the old k-jet engines which had a cam chain between the inlet and outlet cams.

A 16v Corrado I had a while back, I could never figure out why it felt flat. It made terrible power on the rollers even after a few sensible mods and always felt lacking. Eventually the engine packed in, as the oil pump failed. When stripping the engine for a replacement, we noticed this chain had stretched, it was sagging badly meaning the cams weren’t in time with each other, even though the head was in time with the block. Went like stink with the replacement engine & chain.

Offline 80walk

  • Taking part
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 48
    • Email
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2019, 08:09:31 PM »
So recently my front drivers side braking system was sticking so changed both front calipers... Good job, seemed to be going OK straight after fitment but today noticed something was still holding back again... Isn't the rear calipers as these were both changed last year too... All front pads were sitting freely in holder's... After last few miles of a drive and trying to do as little braking as possible the disc is still slightly warm to the touch.... Jacked the car up and it does take a bit of effort to rotate the wheel... Appreciate the front is connected to drive shaft etc but still seems too tight for me.... Thanks

Offline Pudding

  • Just look at my post count
  • ******
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2
  • -Receive: 412
  • Posts: 4843
Re: 100,000 miles ...
« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2019, 10:40:19 AM »
Agreed on the 100K thing.  It's a hang up from the days of rope piston rings and monthly decokes  :grin:   No matter what the make and model of car is, one fact always prevails: it's lifespan is directly proportional to it's upkeep.

Have you guys seen the 200K GTI project on youtube?  TR Hamza is the channel.  Seems in pretty good shape for the mileage. 

The reason for the cambelt and cam chain is usually packaging, and to a lesser degree, ease of servicing.  If you look at an old Vauxhall redtop 16V engine compared to a MK2 16V engine (less manifolds etc), the VW unit is a lot smaller.   And, similarly a more recent Vauxhall engine that uses a pair of cambelt driven VVT adjusters is a taller and broader engine compared to EA113 and EA888 engines.

Car makers fit chains to reduce engine size, and also to entice customers into buying something that's 'maintenance free', but everyone knows by now that's a myth.   Thank your lucky stars you don't have an Audi 4.2 V8 or an E39 M5 V8.  Try pricing up and doing a chain job on those bad boys!!  Engine out on the Audi as the chains are at the bulkhead end  :doh:
« Last Edit: February 28, 2019, 10:42:55 AM by Pudding »
Black Edition 30 with manually selected cogs, a beefier clutch, some extra boost and them Whiteline thingies, otherwise standard.