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    100,000km preventative measures

    Evening,

    Our MY16 D4 has clicked over the 75k mark this week. It happened while is was driving a fairly boring 80km to work and I started thinking what should be done at 100k.

    The last service at 68k saw the replacement of rear brakes and front LCAs. The factory warranty has since finished and the extended warranty should take us out to the five year mark. I now plan to carry out half interval servicing, the next being at 81k.. probably in a couple of months.

    Is there a way to "service" the compressor or the system to ensure longevity?

    The rear end feels a bit bouncy, but that could be the road I now travel, so was thinking maybe a set of shocks, but does the effort out weigh the cost or will they generally go a fair distance.

    Trans service is high on my list, but would like an actual ZF specialist in SA to do it.

    Any pointers would be appreciated thanks.
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    Here is a list of items i've had done. From faults and also preventative. (2010/11 - 2.7D4)

    I think you're a few years / Kms from need new shocks (but in mine, now, well worth the expense)

    Item date comment
    Replace struts and bags (front and rear) May-19 requested at 164k km
    Replace LHR air strut protection boot Sep-18 faulty
    Replaced front and rear timing belts, idlers and pulleys Aug-18 service
    Fan belt Aug-18 service
    Replaced front brake pads & sensor May-18 143k km
    Intercooler hose Mar-18 faulty
    New torque converter Sep-17 faulty
    Steel sump kit & Replace plastic cooling with metal piece Sep-17 requested
    Replace AES compressor with AMK unit Jul-17 faulty
    Replace LHF wheel beering Mar-17 116k km
    Replace alternator May-15 requested
    Replace front lower control arms Nov-14 faulty
    Replace rear brake pads Mar-14 service

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy119 View Post
    Here is a list of items i've had done. From faults and also preventative. (2010/11 - 2.7D4)

    I think you're a few years / Kms from need new shocks (but in mine, now, well worth the expense)

    Item date comment
    Replace struts and bags (front and rear) May-19 requested at 164k km
    Replace LHR air strut protection boot Sep-18 faulty
    Replaced front and rear timing belts, idlers and pulleys Aug-18 service
    Fan belt Aug-18 service
    Replaced front brake pads & sensor May-18 143k km
    Intercooler hose Mar-18 faulty
    New torque converter Sep-17 faulty
    Steel sump kit & Replace plastic cooling with metal piece Sep-17 requested
    Replace AES compressor with AMK unit Jul-17 faulty
    Replace LHF wheel beering Mar-17 116k km
    Replace alternator May-15 requested
    Replace front lower control arms Nov-14 faulty
    Replace rear brake pads Mar-14 service
    Thanks for that list.

    By the looks of it, most of that stuff was conducted around the timing belt service.

    I'm interested in doing the shocks as I would think I shortened their life span after completing the CSR. The may have a Simpson trip left on them, but I would hazard a guess that another proper corregated road will finish them off.
    '15 Discovery 4 HSE- New family bus and the kids like it!
    '89 RRC- Daily driver/workhorse/General hand, my favorite of the bunch!
    '03 Commodore 'S' ute- 450hp of uncracked 5.7lt and 6 speed manual uteness
    Ex '06 GLXR Triton- *Gone and forgotten*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Konradical View Post
    Thanks for that list.

    By the looks of it, most of that stuff was conducted around the timing belt service.

    I'm interested in doing the shocks as I would think I shortened their life span after completing the CSR. The may have a Simpson trip left on them, but I would hazard a guess that another proper corregated road will finish them off.
    Re the Struts and Air bags. My first D3 was 370,000+ on its original and my current D3 over 200,000km on its original struts and bags. It did a lot of distance and very fun off raod stuff which tested/abused the suspension. Not saying its never needed just I wouldn't plan it with out a need to. EDIT- I am assuming AIR suspension not a springer

    I did replace the steering rack but sure that was over 250,000km. Yours is still happily a baby with a long way to grow up

    The Auto gear box pan to change the silly sealed for life auto trans fluid is a must at about your age IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyDiver View Post

    The Auto gear box pan to change the silly sealed for life auto trans fluid is a must at about your age IMO.
    That's a lot of Kay's on the standard gear! Almost sure LR would want them back for testing...

    I don't think there is a steel pan option for the 8 speed yet, just have to replace the whole set up. But again, I'm on the hunt for a ZF specialist here in SA to do it.
    '15 Discovery 4 HSE- New family bus and the kids like it!
    '89 RRC- Daily driver/workhorse/General hand, my favorite of the bunch!
    '03 Commodore 'S' ute- 450hp of uncracked 5.7lt and 6 speed manual uteness
    Ex '06 GLXR Triton- *Gone and forgotten*

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    Iíve never owned a vehicle with that few km on it, so Iím no help... 🙁. Got a Camry at the moment that runs like a clock and barely had a spanner put to it but it has 232,000km on it. Just run in I think.


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    This is my second vehicle from new. First was my ute (2003) which now has 190k on it. I replaced the suspension in it around 60k (by choice) and other than a water pump, radiator, clutch and servicing, it's been pretty solid. Saying that though, all those things were done around the same time of 105k. This is probably my mental reasoning to find out what should be done preventatively at that sort of distance.
    '15 Discovery 4 HSE- New family bus and the kids like it!
    '89 RRC- Daily driver/workhorse/General hand, my favorite of the bunch!
    '03 Commodore 'S' ute- 450hp of uncracked 5.7lt and 6 speed manual uteness
    Ex '06 GLXR Triton- *Gone and forgotten*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ozzy119 View Post
    Here is a list of items i've had done. From faults and also preventative. (2010/11 - 2.7D4)

    I think you're a few years / Kms from need new shocks (but in mine, now, well worth the expense)

    Item date comment
    Replace struts and bags (front and rear) May-19 requested at 164k km
    Replace LHR air strut protection boot Sep-18 faulty
    Replaced front and rear timing belts, idlers and pulleys Aug-18 service
    Fan belt Aug-18 service
    Replaced front brake pads & sensor May-18 143k km
    Intercooler hose Mar-18 faulty
    New torque converter Sep-17 faulty
    Steel sump kit & Replace plastic cooling with metal piece Sep-17 requested
    Replace AES compressor with AMK unit Jul-17 faulty
    Replace LHF wheel beering Mar-17 116k km
    Replace alternator May-15 requested
    Replace front lower control arms Nov-14 faulty
    Replace rear brake pads Mar-14 service
    I would add sway bar bushes and possibly oil changes on the front and rear differentials, plus the transfer case. Brake fluid is every 3 years. Preventative would be replacing the plastic coolant outlet, and modding the top engine cover that chafes on the top radiator hose.

    tailgate release actuator failed on mine at 120,000km.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric SDV6SE View Post
    I would add sway bar bushes and possibly oil changes on the front and rear differentials, plus the transfer case. Brake fluid is every 3 years. Preventative would be replacing the plastic coolant outlet, and modding the top engine cover that chafes on the top radiator hose.

    tailgate release actuator failed on mine at 120,000km.
    We've just kicked over 96000km and the front lower control arms are about to be replaced. Given our annual duty cycle is 20-30,000km outback touring towing a 2500kg AOR Q+ I don't think we have done too badly. Hoping the extended warranty may be of use for them but not holding out any real hope that Allianz will cough given others experiences with them. Apart from that the D4 is working nicely and we're off for 3 months in WA in July

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