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Well I was planning on doing a big write up on the first 100k in my diesel. I was all excited about how little maintenance it required and how reliable it has been. I am still excited about all of that, but it seems mine is not a unique story. Several other members have over 100k miles with very few repair visits to the dealer.

It still felt like I reached a milestone this morning when the odometer clicked over to 6-digits though. Car is still going strong with the original tires, brakes, battery and air filter. The fuel filter has been changed twice and I've only had to put fuel in the tank three times! Kidding.

I bought the car knowing is was an entry-level economy car, but from day one it has impressed me with every aspect of ownership. I am actually proud of these little cars and tell every who will listen about it. .

This community has enhanced my experience with everyone's knowledge, insight and passion. I have learned so much from you all and enjoy reading about your journeys as well.




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Congrats on the milestone Brad, well done!

I have to agree with your comments about this community and the many valuable insights posted herein. The CTD is indeed an amazing car. It LIVES for the open road, sips diesel even more sparingly than the TDI (unbelievable) without sacrificing torque making it a fun driver too.

May your fourth tank go another 33,000 miles LOL
 

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Nice!

Man you diesel guys all seem to drive a lot. Probably why you bought a diesel, I suppose. How many miles do you do per day?
 

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Well I was planning on doing a big write up on the first 100k in my diesel. I was all excited about how little maintenance it required and how reliable it has been. I am still excited about all of that, but it seems mine is not a unique story. Several other members have over 100k miles with very few repair visits to the dealer.

It still felt like I reached a milestone this morning when the odometer clicked over to 6-digits though. Car is still going strong with the original tires, brakes, battery and air filter. The fuel filter has been changed twice and I've only had to put fuel in the tank three times! Kidding.

I bought the car knowing is was an entry-level economy car, but from day one it has impressed me with every aspect of ownership. I am actually proud of these little cars and tell every who will listen about it. .

This community has enhanced my experience with everyone's knowledge, insight and passion. I have learned so much from you all and enjoy reading about your journeys as well.




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Congrats Brad, many miles on you from now on! ?

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Nice!

Man you diesel guys all seem to drive a lot. Probably why you bought a diesel, I suppose. How many miles do you do per day?
I am doing 188 miles on my daily round trip commute. I work 4, 10 hour days normally. Lately it has been 5 and 6 day weeks though.

It is a lot of driving and makes for long days but I get Friday, Saturday and Sunday off most weeks.


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Well done Brad. I am currently driving about the same as you are for now. I have had zero problems in almost 30k miles, hoping it stays that way. Congrats on making first 100k
 
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Congrats! It's great to hear you haven't had as many problems as some of us have experienced!
 
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That's awesome. I'm still relatively new in the ctd world. But 110 miles a day 5-6 days a week will add up quick. I've put 7k on mine since I bought it. 57k total. Hopefully, I'm just starting to break her in.

Congrats on your milestone. And to many more.

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Nice!

Man you diesel guys all seem to drive a lot. Probably why you bought a diesel, I suppose. How many miles do you do per day?
work is 500 miles away, but i stay there for a week to 3 weeks.

also diesel is on avg 50 cents a gallon cheaper than mid grade gasoline, let alone premium, which alot of newer cars seem to want/need.
 

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The CTD is indeed an amazing car. It LIVES for the open road, sips diesel even more sparingly than the TDI (unbelievable) without sacrificing torque making it a fun driver too.
And, has more hp and torque than the TDI. The emissions can be problematic, but a warranty purchased from Oz Tuner will fix that forever.

We are looking forward to our first 100k. My wife drives the CTD 80 miles round trip a day and I drive it 800 miles round trip once a month to visit my father. I fill up before I leave and can make the whole round trip on one tank. Go diesel or don't go at all!
 

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Peeking through my wheels, I noticed my brakes don't appear to be wearing much at all. I am very easy on the brakes and coast down as much as practical before braking.

After 100k miles I realized these brakes are going to last for many more years, maybe out to 200k!

This started to worry me, as I pictured myself trying to service very rusty components that had never been touched. So I decided to take action. Auto part Disc brake Wheel Tire Vehicle brake

I removed all 4 rotors and treated them for corrosion. I cleaned all the rust and painted the rotor hats with rustoleum. I then put anti-seize on the hub surfaces. Auto part Vehicle Suspension Suspension part Vehicle brake

While I had the wheels of, I removed the wheel well liner and applied rustproofing to the area. Tire Automotive tire Auto part Fender Automotive exterior

I went ahead and painted the calipers and brackets too. Land vehicle Alloy wheel Vehicle Car Wheel

I feel like this little bit of preventive maintenance should go a long way! Auto part Disc brake Wheel Vehicle brake Automotive tire Alloy wheel Wheel Rim Tire Auto part Auto part Disc brake Wheel Tire Vehicle brake

Yes, I painted the braking surface of the rotor on purpose. It was easier than taping it off. A few cautious stops later, perfect results!!


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Brad. You might want to post a pic of your odometer and I would guess they will provide you a 100k badge on here.
 
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What did you use to paint the calipers? Was it a spray or brush-on?
 
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