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maclif 05-23-2013 11:55 AM

Quarter-million mile spec.B
 
Yesterday I broke a quarter million miles on my '06 spec.B. It's still running like a champ.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ermillion1.jpg

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...ermillion2.jpg
This is from earlier this week, hitting a few roads less traveled.

It's Stage-2, Cobb swaybars and springs around the OEM struts. A few other goodies added or fabricated along the way.

Damage along the way:
Driver side completely repainted and replaced rear door after a neighbor backed into it a couple years ago.
Passenger side completely repainted and replaced front door after a semi drifted into me and gave me a car-length long scrape.
Fifth gear broke in half about 10 months after a freak incident where I jumped if off a road onto an unfinished road 12" lower. I had the transmission looked at and replaced all the seals as well as the shaft with second gear. Otherwise, it looked good. (There's a long story involved there)
I had the turbo replaced under the 100,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty around 95,000. It wasn't leaking oil badly, but I pushed to get it replaced and make my warranty worth it.
Replaced front 02 sensor around 175,000 miles.
Three wheel bearings have been replaced.
Original radiator started seeping at the top around 235,000
Put in new valve cover gaskets around 240,000.
Went through two sets of OEM endlinks. I put Rallitek ones on earlier this month. So far, about 2,000 miles trouble-free with them. I'm excited to see if I can wear them out with their 5-year warranty.
I vigorously maintain the car.
Hawk HP+ pads - lasted 120,000 miles
ACT HDSS clutch and lightened flywheel - lasted 145,000 miles
Tires, swap out ever year if I'm lucky.
5W-30 dino oil, changed every 7,500 miles

Original head gaskets. Engine has never been apart. My valvetrain saw light for the first time since the factory when I replaced the gaskets recently. Valvetrain patina looked better than some engines I've seen with half the miles.

There are a few parts that are approaching their end-of-life cycle. The last original wheel bearing is showing signs of wear but not quite to be replaced yet. I've replaced the seal on the power steering pump but it seems to be close to shot. My AC compressor clutch is also sounding like it may be nearing the end of life as well. My underside tray looks like it's been to hell and back. I'm going to make a new one this summer. Tie-rods and ball joints are solid.

-Clif

.:Catalyst:. 05-23-2013 11:56 AM

Nice Clif - hoping I'll own mine long enough to have this kind of mileage someday :) I just hit 98K yesterday... still a ways to go ;)

spc2125 05-23-2013 11:57 AM

YES!!!

There was an article about a honda civic reaching a million miles. Then Honda gave that man a brand new honda civic. Maybe the same will happen with Subaru!!!
Although, I dont know if youd want to part with it after that!

Im about to hit 93k soon.

Keep on driving!

maclif 05-23-2013 12:06 PM

I took a while to get the car exactly how I like it. I haven't seen a car on the market before or since that I like more. I plan on driving until either it gets totaled in an accident or I'm buried in it. :)

For a couple years, I've been thinking about making a trip back to the plant in Indiana with it once I hit a quarter million. I need to check my calendar and maybe line up a Dallas-Lafayette road trip this summer.

-Clif

HAMMER DOWN 05-23-2013 12:10 PM

:cool:Very nice:cool:

Here's to many 100k more down the road.

Max Capacity 05-23-2013 12:20 PM

All that on dino oil. I've been saying these cars like to be driven...

Good luck with her. :)

mungewell 05-23-2013 12:47 PM

Congratulations... but you know that picture would have been cooler if you were doing 120mph at the time ;-)

spc2125 05-23-2013 01:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mungewell (Post 4442812)
Congratulations... but you know that picture would have been cooler if you were doing 120mph at the time ;-)

Or ~140mph... which would be ~225kph :p

BAC5.2 05-23-2013 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4442832)
Or ~140mph... which would be ~225kph :p

In what unit of measure does 225 equal 1/4 of 1000?

I think you mean 155mph...

chato 05-23-2013 01:19 PM

with all the rebuilt threads lately, this is heartening. I hope to keep my LGT that long.

spc2125 05-23-2013 01:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4442848)
In what unit of measure does 225 equal 1/4 of 1000?

I think you mean 155mph...


My apologies. for some reason I was thinking 225 miles

maclif 05-23-2013 04:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by spc2125 (Post 4442832)
Or ~140mph... which would be ~225kph :p

Quote:

Originally Posted by mungewell (Post 4442812)
Congratulations... but you know that picture would have been cooler if you were doing 120mph at the time ;-)

That had crossed my mind. Then I expected all the "you're an idiot for driving while taking a picture" backlash.

Besides, I had about a 100 yard window where my odometer and trip would show all the 9's. I would have been really upset with myself if you know, I had something like 250,000.3 miles for the photo. :)

That much time behind the wheel, you think about things like that quite a bit.

-Clif

BAC5.2 05-23-2013 04:56 PM

:lol:

IBWhatKindOfOilFilter

maclif 05-23-2013 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BAC5.2 (Post 4443277)
:lol:

IBWhatKindOfOilFilter

Subaru.

It's kind of funny. I do 99% of the maintenance on the vehicle. Turbo inlet hose - me. Clutch swap - me. Etc. But, oil changes I get reimbursed for. So, I usually have that done at a dealership that I have a really good relationship with. Sometimes if I'm pinched for time I'll do them. But usually every 7,500 miles me and my mechanic put it up on the lift, poke around with flashlights and make sure everything is in ship shape. If something looks like it's going out or has changed significantly since the last oil change that hasn't caused a vibration, squeak or other type of indication, I learn about it there. Then, I'll grab the part there (if it's something I want to replace with OEM) and do the repair myself.

I've purchased two Legacies, two WRXs, an Outback, Forester and Tribeca and have generally used the same mechanic since around 2006. I can typically work out an arrangement that respects they're a for-profit business but I am taken care of.

-Clif

Charged 05-23-2013 10:00 PM

Pretty impressive.

Still on the original oil pickup? The other day I got spooked reading about how fragile they are and ordered a Killer B.


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