Decided to make a build thread. i am the 3rd owner, second owner put a lot of work into the car (new turbo, tires, etc) but only owned for 3-4 months. Original owner and where all the miles came from lived outside of Pittsburgh. I have the home address and random people's birthdays still in my nav haha. Bought the car in June 2013 with 123,xxx miles. If you know who owned the car before me, let me know!
I do not have full records of the car. I got a relatively good deal on the car, and the carfax showed a good schedule of taking the car to the dealership. It shows all the belts were replaced, and oil changes no more than 4k miles.
as far as I know...before my ownership:
-Stock turbo replacement at 122xxx miles early 2013
As of 8/18/13
Replaced since my ownership starting at 123k miles:
-Both front wheel bearings
-Radiator (Replaced with Mishimoto full aluminum, as the stock plastic cracked pretty bad with no warning)
-Thermostat, full coolant flush, upper and lower hoses (since I was doing the job of replacing the radiator) coolant looked clean, as I am guessing it was flushed when the timing belt was changed.
-Previous owners last oil change was with Mobil 1. I lost about a quart after 3k miles.
Modifications: Bone stock, stock tune. Just added a roof rack for my bike and snowboards
Plans: Rotella Oil change within the week, transmission and diff oil change
Future plans: I would like an exhaust and a tune, thats about it.
Feel free to chime in! This is my daily, and i would love to keep it reliable as possible. Only question of doubt came when the stock radiator cracked. I want to reach 200k with no major engine/transmission work preferably.