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Who in here has the highest miles on their Tribeca, or any subie for that matter. and what have you done to it.

I have 27000 on my Tribeca nothing but oil and filter changes, haven't owned it long

140,000 on my gen 1 H6 outback, i've changed alternator, tensioner pulley and idler pulleys and serpentine belt, one cv axle and the power steering pump, been a great car and a beast all around.

225,000 on my 1994 legacy ej22 had 2 timing belt changes, 2 waterpumps , cv axles 2x a radiator new hoses and belts. it is the energizer bunny lol
 

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got 80k on the Tribeca, 15k are mine the rest is first owner,

Had 237k on 02 H6 sedan, 150k were mine, besides two used transmissions, about 10 sets of wheels, three maybe four different suspensions, changing interior to black, JDM headlights, tail lights, custom projector headlights, DIY headliner, haven't done much to it.

on my 98 Gt sedan had 258k when traded her in, bought her with 205k with coocked HG, replacement lasted about 15k miles and then just drove her without thermostat.

I doubt there are too many Tribecas that are past 250k miles, anything under is just normal for any well maintained Subaru.
 

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when I was searching them out to buy one in Utah I come acrossed one for sale with 280k, I should have called the person, just to ask how it had been getting to that figure
 

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I got to 127k on my 05' outback without putting anything but an axle, breaks, and new power steering pump in. Sadly I could have treated that car better. But it was my first subi.

I feel like once you become a Subi owner you kind of begin to care about your car and begin treating it lovingly. I've owned other cars and never did oil changes on time, or any maintenance, but for some reason I feel like with a subaru it's all different.

Just bought a Tribeca this week with 157,000 miles, and so far have put on like 15. It's an 08' and hoping it'll last forever.

That's what brought me here in the first place!
 

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...besides two used transmissions, about 10 sets of wheels, three maybe four different suspensions, changing interior to black, JDM headlights, tail lights, custom projector headlights, DIY headliner, haven't done much to it.
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As of this morning, 186k on the Tribeca. 155k on the Forester. The Tribeca is going to be taken well over 200k. The Forester might only make it to 180k before I re-purpose it into a Factory Five 818S.
 

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As of this morning, 186k on the Tribeca. 155k on the Forester. The Tribeca is going to be taken well over 200k. The Forester might only make it to 180k before I re-purpose it into a Factory Five 818S.
what repairs to get the becca to 186K ?
 

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what repairs to get the becca to 186K ?
I replaced head gaskets at 148k (thread here) along with a few "elective" items while I was in there (gaskets, seals, chain tensioners/pulleys, water pump, etc) that probably did not need to be changed. The previous owner overheated the engine around 88k, so the heads were warped when I bought the car. The HG repair was an unequivocal success and - hopefully - added another 100-150k miles of life. Lower block, pistons/rings, cams, valves, buckets, chains, etc. all checked out fine when I was in there. I did replace the rear timing chain cover, but that was my boneheaded fault; it had nothing to do with the car. One thing that occurred to me just now that I find somewhat surprising: I have not had to replace a single sensor yet.

Other than that, it's been just the standard, minor stuff... sway & control arm bushings, axle boots, regular fluid/filter changes, brake pads (no rotors yet), seat belt buckle (the signal wire got caught in the seat tracks and was cut). I did replace LH front wheel bearing although I either replaced it with another bad bearing or the noise is coming from the tires because the replacement didn't make the noise go away (it's barely inaudible as it is, so not a big deal).

I did also have to re-weld an exhaust hangers to the intermediate pipe when I did the HGs and I have another hanger that needs to be replaced, but that's because I'm in the salt belt.
 

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what repairs did you have to do ? to get to the 172k
My '07 was pretty reliable. I did have to change a CV axle boot, It split and sprayed grease all over the exhaust, making for a smoky, smelly experience.

The fan belt tensioner pulley bearing went out on me a few years ago. I was out of town, so I took it to a small-town repair shop. I think they put on a belt that was too small, so the belt was too tight, which accelerated wear on my alternator, which started making noise not too long after that. Replaced the alternator, idler pulley and belt and didn't have any further issues with it.

Head gaskets started a small leak around 150K. I didn't do anything with it then, just added a bit of coolant now and then. Started pulling a utility trailer and it got worse. Took it in for an estimate on Head Gaskets, and was informed that I had low compression on a couple cylinders (2 & 4). Cylinder 3 had the head gasket leak. Anyway, they recommended a rebuild, or swap out a low-mileage used motor, so I went that route. I had 162K miles at that point, and swapped in a motor with 36K on it. Got it all running fine, and then my wife had an accident that totaled it. She wasn't hurt a bit, but the Prius that hit her kinda bounced off. A good bit more damage on the Prius. The Tribeca is built like a tank.

Anyway, I put another 8K miles on it with the newer engine, and figured it had another 100K in it, then the wreck happened.
 

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236k

Today, completed steering system flush and refill as well as complete brake hydraulic system bleed. PS fluid didn't look too bad, brake fluid was quite yellowish compared to the new stuff. <pats self on back>

At this point it's all the preventative stuff I can get. Last summer it was front and rear dif fluids, 4 qts of trans fluid and coolant flush. Hopefully we'll get a few more years out of her.
 

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236k miles? Holy crap. What year?

We're not in the "high mileage club" with our '08 - only 107k miles on it, but nothing major yet. I've fixed some rattles on the interior (tailgate, headrests), the bad rear diff temp sensor grounding issue, and I repaired the back cover for the low beam headlights that the previous owner or their mechanics had snapped off and had taped back on with electrical tape (there was water in the headlight). Otherwise it's been straight maintenance - flushed all fluids, oil changes, and I'm looking at spark plugs at 120k which I hear isn't the most fun without a lift to work from underneath.

Our vehicle does have the torque converter vibration that was present through the '09MY but it's manageable and only really present below 35MPH with the TC locked up @ ~1200rpms.
 

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Turned 250k last week in our OBW - it's never left my wife stranded (ignoring jumping the battery and a flat tire). I consider replacing alternators and fuel pumps with OEM preventatively around 200k since they have a reasonable high mileage failure rate and leave you stranded if they do.

Tribeca I forget - 119k or something.
 

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129k miles on our '06 Limited. Had a serpentine belt idler pulley fail at about 105k miles while we were on a trip, which caused a bit of a problem (towed to nearest Subaru dealer, fortunately less than an hour away) but we had two vehicles, so packed everything in the other and left it. (edit - later we had to replace the other idler pulley as well)
Had to replace the radiator due to a very small crack in the plastic tank.
Replaced front control arms (bad bushing, and at the time the bushings themselves were not available) and have replaced lower bushing on both sides 1 time since. Seems they are good for maybe 50k miles.
Replaced sway bar bushings. Replaced struts/shocks at around 80k.
Replaced one front axle and cv boots.
Replaced driver side window switch, as it had gotten flaky.
Other than that, just routine maintenance (brakes, fluids, etc). Built much better than my 06 Honda Ridgeline which has had a number of things wear out, similar mileage....
 

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Plastic radiator tank cracked in radiator at a155k
Cv boots r and left

Brake pads and rotors

Idler rollers once- I will preventably replace again soon

Sway bar bushings once

Front tie rods ends twice

Front struts once due to sqeak

Used Tranny swap due to error codes

Driver window switch is Going out

Driver leather seat has hole on outer edge

Going to keep it until it no longer uses gas and oil

Rear bushings on lower control arms twice
Replace plugs twice
Synthetic only motor oil
 

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Very nice thread! My 07 only has 77k. Replaced bushings and right front steering knuckle. Super glued right front seat rear seat pocket.
 
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