Post Maintenance Costs

Posts the coolest part of car ownership, maintenance costs:

Brake shoes and rotor replacement for $120,462.79 on pic related, a car that depreciated like a stone.
https://jalopnik.com/doing-a-brake-job-on-a-mercedes-benz-slr-mclaren-can-co-1851455095

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This year
    >new glowplugs: $80
    >reattach some components after the bolts holding them rusted away: $50
    >replace broken airmass sensor:$150
    >fix rusted bodyparts in car body shop:$300
    >fix issue with fuel injector: $30
    >tow the car multiple times whenever it gave up on the road:$0 (full insurance)
    >fix windshield after rock from truck wheel shattered it:$0 (full insurance)

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BUILT FORD TOUGH

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To add to this just today:
      >car hitches randomly
      It sounds like old train tracks when it does.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What count as maintenance?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It will vary inevitably from poster to poster so you get to decide. For me maintenance goes from regular oil change to clutch repairs, but excludes cost of taxes and insurance

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Motorcraft Rotors: $75.00 a piece
    Front Pads: $60.00
    6 quarts of 5W-20 at Scam's Club: $32 on sale
    Passenger Side Axle: $150.00
    Pinion Seal: $7.00
    2 quarts of 75W-150 plus the friction modifier: $37.00
    Motorcraft Coils: $350.00 for all 8
    Water Pump: $75.00 at Napa (lifetime warranty)
    200 Amp Alternator: $200.00 rebuilt at Napa (lifetime warranty)
    Window Switch (passenger side): $10.00
    Window Switch Set (driver side): $25.00
    IACV (new): $130.00

    picrel not mine but very close

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >picrel not mine but very close
      A wise decision, I don't think it's ever a clever idea to dox yourself on DA

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        oh you don't say? moron

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          To you it might be obvious, but that answer wasn't only for you.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I don't think it's ever a clever idea to dox yourself on DA
        There's a difference between posting your information and posting your car. Not posting your car is why this board is half fricking dead and full of busriders posting from their phones.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        given that there was that trucker anon that would constantly post himself and his kids, i don't think much would happen, at worst you just get someone sperging out at you irl

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm not worried about DA autists knowing who I am
          I am worried about by boss and others irl associating me with a website best known for its racism and anti-semitism

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is Motorcraft even worth it for consumables anymore? I'm probably gonna do full brakes on the T'bird I picked up after finish refreshing the suspension.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Absolutely not, its low-mid tier trash at high tier price

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Good to know, guess I'll stick with power stop or raybestos or whatever wienerauto has that isn't blatant garbage.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's because you're a disgusting metrosexual homosexual Black personbeaner who just buys whatever the cheapest shit they can find at Advance Auto Parts is. Shove your shitty slope parts up your closeted homosexual ass hole.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        https://i.imgur.com/7XAMzPt.jpeg

        Motorcraft Rotors: $75.00 a piece
        Front Pads: $60.00
        6 quarts of 5W-20 at Scam's Club: $32 on sale
        Passenger Side Axle: $150.00
        Pinion Seal: $7.00
        2 quarts of 75W-150 plus the friction modifier: $37.00
        Motorcraft Coils: $350.00 for all 8
        Water Pump: $75.00 at Napa (lifetime warranty)
        200 Amp Alternator: $200.00 rebuilt at Napa (lifetime warranty)
        Window Switch (passenger side): $10.00
        Window Switch Set (driver side): $25.00
        IACV (new): $130.00

        picrel not mine but very close

        just gonna say wtf .. 1 thing.
        rockauto.com

        2002 buick all 4 rotors
        $like 80 fricking bucks + 15$ shipping

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >HUUUUGE 14 INCH ROTORS
    LMAOOOO do euros really? I'm ashamed I actually clicked a slopnik article

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Bugatti Veyron's wheels are theoretically only 20 inches in diameter. Theoretically. Practically, however, they have been trimmed with specially Michelin Pilot Sport PAX tires designed for this car. The tires had to be dedicated. After all, in 2005 there was no such thing,that would be able to withstand speeds
    exceeding 400 km/h. The potentially harsh operating conditions cause Michelin and Bugatti to recommend replacing a set of tires on average
    every 18 months.

    Regardless of whether the car is driven or parked in a garage.

    40K USD for a set of new tires is quite a lot. Especially since the amount needs to be put out every 18 months. However, the bad news for the Veyron buyer does not end there. The reason? Bugatti in such a case also suggests buying new rims. These will be priced at 69K USD thousand for a set

    Oil change in the Veyron? 25K USD

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's a guy in Vegas who owns an exotic car rental company. Also owns a Veyron.

      His team does all the maintenance on it, an oil change on a Veyron is nothing out of the ordinary for a supercar. He also has a bunch of aftermarket wheels options for it, installing tires for it is also nothing out of the ordinary.

      $40K for tires and $25K for an oil change is just dealer price gouging taken to the extreme as they know most of their buyers are billionaires who won't give a shit about a $70K maintenance bill every couple years when they probably pay $100K a month on their yachts staff.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My 2012 Dodge Challenger R/T has cost me approximately $3,500 to keep going for 116k miles. That's full synthetic oil changes every 5,000 miles, one set of tires, a transmission filter and flush at 75,000 miles, brake pads, one set of rotors, wiper blades, cabin filters, and one K&N intake with a filter I've kept up with since new.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No suspension maintenance? Control arms? Bushings?
      Damn that boat probably has the handling of a cruise ship now.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Still drives like it did new. It's an R/T that's used as a commuter. The suspension isn't getting a workout. Bushings and ball joints are all fine. Shocks are starting to sag, though, so those will be getting replaced relatively soon. Turns out, if you take care of you car and don't abuse it, they last a long time.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >75k troony interval
      Lol. Have fun replacing it soon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Gay fuddlore.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >t. low time preference dodge owner
          The engine will blow up around the same time too due to the israelites&Black folk filter letting in sand and dirt

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The total cost of all 4,541 oem spare parts required to build a Volvo XC40 is six times the price of a car.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think you'd be hard pressed to find a new car where that's not the case though. Spare parts are marked up to reflect the cost of storage and manufacture given that they're not sourced for a car immediately.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I doubt 2m2 square of warehouse room costs 6x the price of the car sitting in it. Marking up for massive profit I do get, that'd be really logical.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >2m2 square
          Have you ever bought new spare parts? They come in boxes.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Well I haven't seen spherical boxes yet, usually they just occupy m2

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I mean that you need very few boxes to occupy two square meters, in other words, you can fit very few parts into such a small storage area. Especially if dealing with interior trim or exterior body parts.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      good thing volvo buys in bulk hey

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The only thing that truly worries me about the SL550 with the active body control is the much-maligned-about full suspension replacement which can reach about $10,000.

    Even rebuilding the engine (or just buying a new one) doesn't cost that much.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lemme guess, strut is fine, actuator goes bad...but they won't sell the actuator separately.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We really need affordable metal alloy 3d printers. Free and open source cars is the future

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        More like
        >strut goes bad
        >okay strut + shock is $1,500 but now the seals are bad
        >okay now the whole thing is sinkinh
        >and a couple sensors are bad too, and uh, they're behind the wheels (because they wouldn't work otherwise) so that's mostly labor costs

        On the other hand my Uncle has been rolling the same S-class since 2005 and has only ever done regular servicing on it and it still runs, and it has an even finnickier ABC system than mine, so you know, maybe I'll get lucky.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Lol, might as well just put bags on it at that point or go non adjustable.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Bags maybe, putting coilovers on it feels like ruining the whole point of having a near 4,000lb boaty "sports" car. If it does happen, there's still a second chance at luck in that it doesn't fail all soon enough that I can't save the money for it.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    They fleeced that guy, brakes on the one that I wrench on occasionally were """""only""""" $35k last time they were done.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if its so expensive because of cutsom rotors, couldnt you just have some local machine shop make them for far less than $35k?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're carbon rotors, but it's not the rotors that make the bulk of the expense. It's the special lift. The rotors can be had for about 3k a piece.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          oh had no idea. What is the special lift?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, that's actually what we ended up doing to the one in that pic after the last factory brake job. The owner doesn't drive it hard (because of course he doesnt), so we ditched the ceramics and went for normal steel brakes.
        Turned the rotors in house and had another company bond some traditional brake pads for it. I think the whole deal came out to like $10k iirc.

        The hard part is actually lifting the car. It's got threaded bosses at each traditional lifting point and the car has to be literally bolted down to the lift arms to keep it from twisting. If you just lift the car normally, or use a floor jack, you can split the chassis and total the damn thing. The dealership has a special lift, but I ended up having to make special arms that slide into our lift to make it work. Those cars are cool, but they're extraordinarily moronic. I know the labor wasn't cheap kek.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >If you just lift the car normally, or use a floor jack, you can split the chassis and total the damn thing.
          lmao! Thats beyond ridiculous

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Aren't sporty cars supposed to be as rigid as possble?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Oh wow, that's beyond moronic. Any technical reason as to why a car might be designed like that?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It has something to do with the way the carbon fiber monocoque is built into the car. I don't know why it's like that, since other CF cars like the 4C don't seem to have that issue.

            Aren't sporty cars supposed to be as rigid as possble?

            Yeah, and it is under driving loads. Not sure why it's so fragile otherwise. The only way to get it off the ground without the special lift is to have two people with floor jacks synchronize lift on each side, and if you frick up, the car is done. So if you get a flat, you're fricked. Mega moronic.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    2020 sometime, bfg/ats $1500
    August '21, steel bumper and aftermarket headlights, $1500
    July '22, replaced 6r80 leadframe, $400 due to ronaflation

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      October '23, new calipers/pads/rotors in front, pads/rotors in rear, $550
      Few months ago, replaced upper/lower control arms, stablinks, tie rod ends, sway bar bushings, $700
      Last weekend, new high center stop lamp and bulbs, $150

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oil change every 5k, 7 quarts PUP 5w-30 plus Motorcraft filter, $55

        That's new for this truck though, last oil change I used up all my random leftovers. Switching everything to PUP 5-30 from now on.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    4 years of ownerships
    >water pump 40€
    >2 headgasgets and other shit 120€ (never letting friend mix coolant again)
    >new alternator 70€
    >brake pads like uuuh 30-40€
    >oil + filter every year 140€ total
    >new sparkplugs 15€ or something
    maybe 100€ or something extra for tools and other shit i've done i can't remember

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It requires nothing

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >It requires nothing
      It requires servicing like every other car.

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    cool

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last 12 months: Front brake pads Au$40, Oil Au$36, Filter Au$9

    Previous year: I did the timing belt and water pump so it was an extra Au$140 for the kit, plus coolant Au$40

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    a bunch of companies sell iron or replacement carbon rotors.
    beat bet would be to modify the existing setup for something off the shelf.
    I know some guys that race McLaren's, and use modified iron rotors in place of the carbon the ceramic rotors.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    front race pads:$350
    rear race pads:$220
    caliper rebuilt kit:$250
    660F brake fluid:$100
    Penske shock rebuilds:$350
    Koni race strut replacements:$1,050
    race tires:$3,200
    ABS unit Race software flash:$2,000
    better catch can set up:$600
    fuel cell + surge tank upgrade:$2,700
    New race belt tensioner:$170
    new serpentine belt:$20
    new plugs:$35
    fresh vacuum reference line:$30
    alignment + Corner balance:$800

    and that just for 2024

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