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Old 04-19-2019, 03:26 PM
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amazing results. I think the bypass filter system and prelube system has proven it's worth.

How you managed 400k miles on the original TCT is the most impressive part of the story, wow ! Congrats now lets hear back when you hit 1 million.
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Old 04-19-2019, 03:29 PM
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Tip my hat to you sir, wonderful milestone! Here's to another 600K
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Old 04-19-2019, 06:07 PM
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Amazing! This is a testament on how well these cars are built. How do you drive your car? Like you stole it? Track? Babied? Pics of the exterior will entice to see how it held up over the years.

Originally Posted by slalom44 View Post
Thanks, for the compliments. As you might expect, most of these are highway miles. The trick is to keep it running reliably so I can take it on long trips where I rack up the miles.

I'm still on the original TCT, exhaust, O2 sensors and radiator. Besides the obvious required periodic maintenance, I have replaced the following:
  • Starter
  • Alternator Brushes
  • Fuel Pump
  • Idler pulley & tensioner pulley
  • Wheel bearings (actually the entire hubs)
  • Struts & springs
  • Clutch (once at 330,000 due to bad throwout bearing)
  • PCV
  • Windshield (three times)
  • Coil packs
  • Brake rotor
When the car was a year old and had 6,000 miles I installed an Amsoil Dual Remote Bypass Filter as well as a prelube pump. Here is a link to my setup. I gradually extended my oil change intervals up to 40,000 miles since the filter did a great job of keeping my oil clean. Here is a thread showing my latest UOA.

The car still runs great. It burns a lot more oil than it used to, but I'm not convinced it's caused by worn rings. No puffs of blue smoke at startup or acceleration. I've had to flush the clutch fluid a few times to keep it from losing fluid, but the master and slave cylinders are still original.
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Old 04-19-2019, 08:46 PM
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Congratulations. Only three windshields in that whole time? I think I went through 3 windshields in a two year period here in the Phoenix, AZ metro area.
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Old 04-20-2019, 08:51 AM
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Very impressive milestone – that's awesome! My congratulations go out to you, both for keeping your S2000 in good working order and for enjoying so many miles in it.

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Old 04-20-2019, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Petah78 View Post
Amazing! .....How do you drive your car? Like you stole it? Track? Babied? Pics of the exterior will entice to see how it held up over the years.
I consider my self a spirited driver, but not very aggressive. I should mention that I still have my original AP1 retainers and keepers.

Here is a photo I just took of my car:
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Old 04-20-2019, 12:38 PM
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Totally awesome! Great story and I love that picture with the golden just hanging out by the S2000, I love NFR and often wish I had one.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:15 PM
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Sweet old Golden. I miss my Willie.
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Old 04-20-2019, 01:56 PM
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Nice looking NFR, it looks better than a lot of S2000's with 1/8th the mileage!
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:22 PM
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40,000 mile oil changes are mind blowing, but I totally understand the principle behind your approach and oil filtering system. It is very cool to see someone who has enough confidence in their approach and see their predictions come true. Also, if I recall your oil burn rate resulted in the use of 15 quarts between oil changes, which must help to keep the oil fresh to some extent ?
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