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How are the high mileage SS/TC's holding up

Old 12-08-2014, 12:01 PM
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Leemanfor doing pretty good with your balt! Thanks for the warning on the serp belt should do the same soon.

I thought I was going to have to replace some suspension at 170k but ended up being junk in the trunk. Try to milk stock suspension to 200k.
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Yeah I replaced the serp as preventative maintenance since the OEM one had some minor cracking.
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99.5k miles

replaced the rear brakes at 45, brembos at 60. evap solenoid canister has been the only non-standard maintenance item. that and a rear fascia after i got rear ended...

think the LF wheel bearing is going and im probably due for a serpentine swap as well. been a surprisingly reliable car.
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forgot to mention, i'm still on the original battery 62 months in. suppose southern weather helps a bit.
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110k here zzp canned tune intake downpipe.... no issues just front wheel bearing
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Leemanfor doing pretty good with your balt! Thanks for the warning on the serp belt should do the same soon.

I thought I was going to have to replace some suspension at 170k but ended up being junk in the trunk. Try to milk stock suspension to 200k.
Yeah I have a slight bang in the rear, but it's either the spare tire or something in the trunk.

I hope.

My spare is loose and doesn't have the clamp on it.
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85k and lots of problems :l
Fueling, clutch, trans, :C
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Bought with 16k miles, now has 40k. Only problem is the Multiple trans breaking trying to handle the power.
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78k roughly here. Only issues are the NVH
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Im at 95k and only issues were sticking brembos wearing out the front brakes prematurely, passenger side front window rolls up a little slow and wheel bearings in the front otherwise i change the fluids regularly and it runs like a gem, tune needs a little work but otherwise its fully bolted on the stock clutch and it holds just fine im only on 91 octane out here in AZ tho.
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Originally Posted by Guy SS-TC View Post
Im at 95k and only issues were sticking brembos wearing out the front brakes prematurely, passenger side front window rolls up a little slow and wheel bearings in the front otherwise i change the fluids regularly and it runs like a gem, tune needs a little work but otherwise its fully bolted on the stock clutch and it holds just fine im only on 91 octane out here in AZ tho.
The passenger window rolling slower is a cobalt thing lol i wouldnt consider it a problem
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211xxx Km on mine. I just got it a week ago. It does make some sounds from the steering it seems, also seems to be just a characteristic of the car. It could use lca bushings, I just got the ottp ones, great great company by the way, I believe it needs shifter cables, my side to side movement of the shifter is pretty stiff. The driver chair inner lumber is broken I believe, not that bad really unsure if I'll fix it. Other then that she pulls hard and I am very pleased!
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Old 01-09-2015, 03:03 PM
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132k turbo swapped @100k. She hanging in there might need to do a hpfp soon.
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08 SS TC. I got the car at 98k miles and now it has 110k. When I first got it I noticed the rear caliper pistons were froze up. I managed to save them by spraying pb blaster around the piston with holding the dust boot away from piston to get it down in there. thats been since May and all is still well. I also replaced the front pads and had a front brembo sticking some and managed to save it also. It was stock when i bought but now has an attempted self tune with hp tuners, 3inch downpipe, k&n sri and injen charge pipe. Currently the clutch just started to slip if I floor it in 5th gear going 60 mph.

Before I owned the car, I actually worked on it at the chevy dealership i was working at the time. I had to replace the intercooler due to a semi tire blowing out and previous owner running the pieces over. Also had to replace the lip for the same reason. Another tech at the dealer also had to replace the downpipe gasket at some point. Also since being a tech i was able to look up the history of the car at all gm dealers. It for some reason had a new turbo replaced and also a new head put on. Other than that the car seems flawless.
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Originally Posted by Beihl304 View Post
08 SS TC. I got the car at 98k miles and now it has 110k. When I first got it I noticed the rear caliper pistons were froze up. I managed to save them by spraying pb blaster around the piston with holding the dust boot away from piston to get it down in there. thats been since May and all is still well. I also replaced the front pads and had a front brembo sticking some and managed to save it also. It was stock when i bought but now has an attempted self tune with hp tuners, 3inch downpipe, k&n sri and injen charge pipe. Currently the clutch just started to slip if I floor it in 5th gear going 60 mph. Before I owned the car, I actually worked on it at the chevy dealership i was working at the time. I had to replace the intercooler due to a semi tire blowing out and previous owner running the pieces over. Also had to replace the lip for the same reason. Another tech at the dealer also had to replace the downpipe gasket at some point. Also since being a tech i was able to look up the history of the car at all gm dealers. It for some reason had a new turbo replaced and also a new head put on. Other than that the car seems flawless.
Don't floor it in 5th at 60, too low an rpm and is hard on the tranny. I don't even floor mine in 4th at that speed.
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Yeah i think ive seen no to floor in any gear if not above 3k rmps atleast
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forgot to mention, i'm still on the original battery 62 months in. suppose southern weather helps a bit.
My 2010 is on the original battery too. No southern weather up here. Having it in the trunk away from the elements helps I am guessing. Looks brand new still.
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Originally Posted by rypr8828 View Post
forgot to mention, i'm still on the original battery 62 months in. suppose southern weather helps a bit.
Actually, southern weather is what kills batteries. They lose CCA in the cold, but they come back as the temp rises.

Heat is what kills the cells.
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Old 01-26-2015, 06:17 PM
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My 2010 is on the original battery too. No southern weather up here. Having it in the trunk away from the elements helps I am guessing. Looks brand new still.
Here in NJ, '09 sedan 80k and still on the original battery. I was expected it to give this winter, so far so good.
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Old 01-28-2015, 09:12 PM
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Here in NJ, '09 sedan 80k and still on the original battery. I was expected it to give this winter, so far so good.
My 09' battery gave in this winter, she had a good run.
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2008 SS/TC. Bought it in 2012 with 42k, tuned it, cut out the muffler, and put a K&N CAI on around 50k. Now have 67k. Other than oil/filter changes, a set of spark plugs, a new wheel speed sensor, and a set of Nitto NT05's, I haven't had to do anything out of the ordinary. Just noticed that the front rotors are pretty grooved last week, and my front pads are at about 50%. They are stock pads and rotors. Will probably replace them soon. Worst thing that's happened is a hit and run while I was parked that left my right rear fender dented, but that wasn't the Cobalt's fault.
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I have a 2005 Cobalt ss/sc she's got around 149k on her now & still runs like a champ!!!! The only thing that I've had to do over the years is just the basic brake tires oil changes nothing major. I know it took my a long time to start my upgrades but I just had the gm stage 2 kit installed & it feels like a new car. I think waiting was a good idea this way I got rid of the factory injectors that are all gunked up & installed the new high flow injectors which brought back the power tht I lost a few years back. I just ordered a Injen cold air intake & a new ic pump so that's the next install
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My 09' battery gave in this winter, she had a good run.
Mine is on her last leg, had a few cold mornings and she almost didnt start.
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08 w/ 105k. Minor issues regarding boost and bad wiring. most fixed. related to the mods I have. Anddd... uhhhh according to the chevy service records its been through 2 turbos since new. on the third and hopfully last?
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