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Just wondering if anyone who has got any tips for cars with over the elusive, money dropping 100,000 miles on the clock. I'll be taking mine over 100,000 at the weekend. Y reg 1.8T

Ideally I would like to take it to 200,000 without any major problems (though I will most probably go and get another car, though happy with it for now). Any tips for general maintainance, things to look out for? Things that I could replace now instead of when they break?

Cheers guys, just want to keep it as nice as I can with the high mileage, especially for the age of the car.
 

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Mine has 130,000 miles on the clock now.

The water pump went @ 111,000 miles and destroyed the radiator with it, so watch out for that little one.

Other than that no major probs.

I replaced the exhaust too : 125,000 but it was not totally dead.
 

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my old golf was sold 22 months ago with 125,000 miles on the clock, it didnt lose much because i had all the dealer stamps and reciepts. it should be over 150,000 by now with no probs apart from the turbo waste gate breaking
 

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108K on our 1.6 now - replaced the alternator, air con pump, starter and suspension bushes since we bought it 2 years ago (@98K). Next on the list will be a new clutch and engine mounts (1 careful lady owner!).

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Mines done 107000 now but still drives sweet as a nut. Water pump whent at around 103 and I have an annoying rattle which I have been told could be a dry tappet bucket but doesn't affect the drive.
 

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Thanks for the comments guys. Water pump seems to be a bit dodgy and I don't think mine was done with the cambelt at 83k (I got it just after that 4 months ago). It's under unlimited mileage warranty for a year, so by the end of the year I will probabbly have it to around 120,000. Hopefully if the water pump is going to go, it will go while I have the warranty! Had my Air Mass Meter go on me recently, which sparked this thread!
 

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If the car overheats it is likley to be the waterpump and dont be tempted to drive it!! *you have been warned! lol [;)]

I believe it goes as the propeller is plastic and it desintergrates with time and then is unable to pass water around the cooling system.
 

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I've just read my reply again...what I meant to say is that the water pump sounds like a bit of a dodgy area. Nothing wrong with mine at the mo as far as I'm aware. Just a couple of you mentioned it, which is really helpful as I can look out for it.
 

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I would have the cambelt, waterpump, tensioner and idler puley changed to be sure that you don;t have any cambelt / water pump issues.

I'm on 103K now and the engine is as sweet as a nut - pulls like a train to the point where I can cause MAF signal too high errors in third gear if I take it too high up the revs.

Mind I am running a K03Sport on my AGU with K03 software.

I did have to change the clutch at 100K but I have run it chipped since 20K [^]
 

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Clutch is the original one, but it's been mostly motorway driving, not city driving or anything like that, so I just cruise along and so did the previous owner (kingsmill bread!). The cambelt was done at 83k, so should be fine. I'm a little worried about the water pump, but as it's under warranty for a while yet, won't bother about it too much as they labour on them is rather hefty. Labour on it would be nothing if it actually broke!
 

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i`m at 97,500 with the mods below. just workin on my custom fmic setup and i`ve got my k03s to go on. then i`m ditchin my revo map to get done at jabba.

got me waterpump, clutch, tensioner and cambelt done at about 80k by vw (my m8 works there ;-) ).

still pulls like a female dog.can`t fault it (touch wood)
 

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The motor should exceed 200K easily, just keep an open ear for unusual noises. The moving parts usually (but not always) announce their demise with unusual noise due to bearing or seal wear.
 

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Just clocked 150,000 on the Bora Today

& Got it MOT'd aswell today (oops that expired 7th March [B)]) with 150,119 wihtout any problems apart for an advise of a nail in a tyre[:D]

I've only had it a year but done over 50,000

Only Major Problem to Date: Waterpump failed on the M1 last summer, carried on driving for a few miles till it started getting too hot (I hate being on the Hard Shoulder) & completely rebuilt the engine myself as a precaution.

No damage but replaced valve's, oil seals, Piston Rings & the usual major service items
 
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