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#3097: 08-13-2012, 06:18 AM
 
 Max Capacity
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Originally Posted by Djtho1 View Post
206,000 on my 2008 GT. I have not done any drivetrain mods, since this is my primary work vehicle. Through the life of the car, I have replaced:

Shocks and struts with TEIN Basic coilovers (that currently need replaced)
I run DBS Rotors with Hawk pads
clutch
power steering pump
radiator
timing belt (twice) with a tensioner pulley replacement this last time
Sparkplugs

Other than normal maintenance items (wipers, headlights, tires), that is about it on the replacements. I change oil religiously every 5,000 miles with Schaeffer 9000 full synthetic. I am still running the original turbo. Would I say it has the same "snap" as it did at 10,000 miles? No, it has lost a step, as they say, but it is still fun to drive. I get about 26-28 mpg depending on foot heaviness. Anyone getting more/less?

Impressive mileage there, 206,000, good for you.
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195k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.

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