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Old 12-05-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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Coming up on 100,000 miles. Time to check Bentleys!

I'm about to flip my first 100k, and I'll be completely honest, I haven't been the most attentive owner lately. Tons of things going on in my life right now, etc. etc. I have changed the oil/filter, kept up with the tire pressures, maintained my aftermarket air filter, but that's it.

I know I need to do a:
-radiator flush
-brake fluid swap
PLUS I'm planning on using my Bentleys as a guide to the rest of this "centennial" maintenance op.
But if anyone has anything they'd like to throw into the mix for consideration, I'm all ears (well, eyes).

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Old 12-05-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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I'd say change out gearbox & final drive fluids/lubricants, trans filter (if automatic), cabin air filter and make a close inspection of brake pads & rotors--change out if necessary. Get it up on a lift and do a good visual inspection to find things like cracked bushings, split boots on the halfshafts & tie-rod ends, bent lower transverse links on the rear suspension and any major fluid leaks. Good luck!
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:40 PM   #3
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Do inspection II...and plugs...

Lots of stuff you could do besides Inspection II stuff...and if you've ignored most stuff...make sure you've done Inspect I stuff that's not covered in II.

I'm at 258,000 today...not by accident...by fanatics, Bentley, my shop, and my OCDness.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #4
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Coming up on 100,000 miles. Time to check Bentleys!

Thanks guys.
Insp I wad accomplished already.
Brakes were upgraded 2 years ago. Suspension springs shocks upgraded 2 years ago.
Worried about messing with tranny as many have experience breakdown right after "maintaining" it. Hmmm...

I will put these suggestions on the checklist. Thanks again!


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Old 12-07-2013, 11:54 AM   #5
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ill add that if you have the funds you should strongly consider replacing your whole cooling system as PM. my rear differential bushing failed around 100k which seems to be the average life of the bushing, if you're feeling a clunk in the rear when shifting gears then this is the most likely culprit. might also want to inspect your DISA and clean your ICV.
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #6
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Coming up on 100,000 miles. Time to check Bentleys!

Thanks Aedion. I'll look those up in the Bentleys.

Soon after posting this thread, my cooling system went tits up, so I'm replacing 95% of it tomorrow. Pretty much everything except the radiator. Once I get it out I'll inspect it real close, then decide.


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