Jan Olsson Posted October 20, 2014 Report Share Posted October 20, 2014 Tomorrow my STS will make the 210000 km mark on my way to work (this equals 130500 miles). I bought the car with just 33000 km on the odometer (20500 miles) 7.5 years ago and it still runs like a champ. Only minor work has been done. Except from the usual stuff (i.e. tires, pads etc.) I have replaced the servo pump, a brake line, crank shaft sensors, front wheel bearings (twice), front engine mount, rear ignition control module, a radiator (because of some damage done by a previous owner), e-brake cables and the rear calipers. A couple of days ago it had an underbody coating to make sure it will last a little bit longer I changed the HIDs a couple of days ago too. I changed the OEM ones for Volkswagen OEM when they were 10 years old (!) The new VW ones were as bright as the old ones..or dark. Now I have Osram night breakers and they REALLY make a difference. I’m going to use the Meguiars headlight restoration kit and aim the lights proper because they are a little bit off to the right as for now. Next projects are: get new studded tires for the winter, fix the headlight washers (they are pressure activated but are unfortunately sticking, possibly because of sediments from bad tap water), get a new “kidney” (the intake resonator) because there is a slight vacuum leak where it connects to the intake duct, replace the front cabin fan because of excessive noise at full fan speed and try to get hold of a 2006 navigation DVD for Europe. They are darn near impossible to find and GM Europe doesn’t even know that they exist, nor gmnavdisc.com. It’s not a big deal because the roads here in Sweden looks just like they did 50 years ago but it would be nice to have a working copy. The one I use now is a burned DVD copy and they seem to last about a year before they quit. Usually I burn a new copy of the old disc and everything is ok for another year but my new computer doesn’t seem to make viable copies. I always drive my car hard and it still gets decent mileage for it’s size, weight and power given that I drive it like I’ve stole it I see no reason to retire it any time soon and after I’ve got myself a STS-V it will be in the family as long as I can keep it running. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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