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I passed the 100K miles this week! To be fair the previous owner logged the first 35K.

I have enjoyed every mile!

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Fantastic!! I thought I was doing well, having put 46K out of 49K on mine!

Use that car. Use it UP! Then get another one.

Posters are for looking at. Cars are for DRIVING!

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Good Work. Hope I get there like you have.

Lotus Elise #134 - S O L D BOE REV400 street car built at BOE in KC. , Stock motor, low boost w/stock cat/mani, 292whp, (5.95 lbs/hp) passes all 50 states emissions/OBD, BOE ST exhaust, ACT HDSS, BOE Clam Hinge, BOE Oil Cooler Relocation, BOE Surge Tank/750cc injectors, BOE Race Links, MWR Rear Lift Kit etc. 0-100 = you bet!
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WOW CONGRATS!!!! I'm running 70k right now and hope to hit 150k! GREAT JOB ON THE PHOTO SHOT TOO!!!

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Awesome....that means I can look forward to at least another 90,000 more miles! woot woot!

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Wow... Have you had any major issues?
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yes please tell us all the issues you ran into and what kind of maintenance you performed.

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And you did it in a state with long Winters and a shorter "driving season" if you subscribe to that kind of car preservation theory. My guess is that you do not.

Mechanical sympathy makes us better mechanics and better owners. Ducati dry clutches .... I just don't get it.
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Cool!! you might be the first one to reach the plateau, do you still have that job delivering Pizza Hut?

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I'm right behind you lol

I'll be catching you soon~ish




Ok so not so close but I plan to take it there.

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Thats way cool. Glad to see proof that someone got there.

I bet these cars can get to 200k, no problem.

Overall, how's the car feel? Are the more rattles or a looser feeling to the car, than when it was younger, or does it still feel "tight".

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Sweet! Congrats.

Yea I am curious to hear how the chassis itself ages.

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damn!

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Congrats!

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CONGRADULATIONS! You win!!!!

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Actually there are a bunch over 100k, but it's nice to hear from someone posting it.

Lotus Elise #134 - S O L D BOE REV400 street car built at BOE in KC. , Stock motor, low boost w/stock cat/mani, 292whp, (5.95 lbs/hp) passes all 50 states emissions/OBD, BOE ST exhaust, ACT HDSS, BOE Clam Hinge, BOE Oil Cooler Relocation, BOE Surge Tank/750cc injectors, BOE Race Links, MWR Rear Lift Kit etc. 0-100 = you bet!
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Thats awesome.
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Congrats, living the dream

05' Lotus Elise Touring/Sport, HT, BWR Supercharger, Turn Signals + Fins delete, 2bular Exhaust, Difflow 5 Diffuser, Nitron Quick Ratio Steering Rack, Sector111 Shifter Reinforcer + Stans DIY, BWR Sway Bar, Moroso oil pan, Twin Coolers, 55w 6k DDM HID's, Rota Torques/R888's, Exige Scoops, Exige Mesh Grills, ReVerie Front Lip, LED Angel Eyes, Braille, S111 Mirror, SS Brake Lines, Custom Stereo
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Aren't Toyota engines expected to last twice this?

Nonetheless congrats on the accomplishment
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yes please tell us all the issues you ran into and what kind of maintenance you performed.
I have been very pleased with the reliability and performance.

I had the oil cooler line pop off a fitting and pump the oil all over my cul-de-sac. Thankfully the engine survived but more importantly I wasn't on the track or highway when it happened.

I also had the thermostat stick open and had the guys at Synaptic3 sort that for me.

Most recently I was rear ended while stopped in traffic in Boston. I needed a new rear clam, diffuser, painkillers, and muscle relaxants. Unfortunately the body shop the dealer recommended couldn't match the color properly so I'm driving around a two-tone blue Elise until I can get them to resolve it.

For maintenance I have changed my oil like crazy. Since quite a bit of oil remains in the 20 feet or so of tubing and the oil cooler I change it way more often than any other car. Definitely before each track day of which there have been close to 20.

I also have gone through a lot of tires. Blizzacks (yes!), AD07's, AD048's, Khumo all seasons, Star specs. Lots of pads and a couple sets of rotors.

I hope to get another 100K out of her. If I were to replace her it would likely be with a gently used Evora. So keep yours in top shape for me Plackslayer!
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