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Hi there !

I'm Jose, new member on the site, spent hours here reading some very interesting threads and material, all very relevant and interesting - many thanks !

I'm keen to ask more experienced members regarding long term maintenance of the vehicle. I have a 2017 GT86 manual (recently paid off) and everything's swell so far. I've got approx 32k miles on the clock and no major problems to date. Since I'm keeping the car long term, I'm keen to know your opinion on long term maintenance and detailing. 

I'm aware of the basics regularly done at the dealership and I have good faith in them when it comes to fluids levels, filter changes, general inspections etc. However I'm more concerned with things like meticulous engine bay detailing (e.g engine rust identified in certain areas), drivetrain/transmission care, chassis integrity, fluid leaks and other miscellaneous things perhaps not routinely checked by Toyota that perhaps merit a second look. 

In that respect, any recommendations for garages/approved mechanics that can go the extra mile on inspections and ensure the vehicle is properly maintained on the long run? 

My apologies in advance if these queries seem rather non-specific but any advice greatly welcome !

 

Thanks very much

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22 minutes ago, Doctorgt86 said:

Hi there !

I'm Jose, new member on the site, spent hours here reading some very interesting threads and material, all very relevant and interesting - many thanks !

I'm keen to ask more experienced members regarding long term maintenance of the vehicle. I have a 2017 GT86 manual (recently paid off) and everything's swell so far. I've got approx 32k miles on the clock and no major problems to date. Since I'm keeping the car long term, I'm keen to know your opinion on long term maintenance and detailing. 

I'm aware of the basics regularly done at the dealership and I have good faith in them when it comes to fluids levels, filter changes, general inspections etc. However I'm more concerned with things like meticulous engine bay detailing (e.g engine rust identified in certain areas), drivetrain/transmission care, chassis integrity, fluid leaks and other miscellaneous things perhaps not routinely checked by Toyota that perhaps merit a second look. 

In that respect, any recommendations for garages/approved mechanics that can go the extra mile on inspections and ensure the vehicle is properly maintained on the long run? 

My apologies in advance if these queries seem rather non-specific but any advice greatly welcome !

 

Thanks very much

There are several specialists around the country - where abouts are you? 

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From the North your nearest 86 specialist is probably Tuning Developments then. 

You may want to also look into some kind of underbody rust prevention too if your plan is to keep the car longterm 

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2 hours ago, Deacon said:

There are several specialists around the country - where abouts are you? 

 

6 minutes ago, Deacon said:

From the North your nearest 86 specialist is probably Tuning Developments then. 

You may want to also look into some kind of underbody rust prevention too if your plan is to keep the car longterm 

Already taking a look at their website. Great shout ! 

Thanks for the good advice

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Also consider RRG Macclesfield as the Toyota dealer expert. Given you still have warranty a lot can vouch for their excellent standard of service. 

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7 minutes ago, Lauren said:

Also consider RRG Macclesfield as the Toyota dealer expert. Given you still have warranty a lot can vouch for their excellent standard of service. 

Thanks very much Lauren, I'll be sure to check them out as I've got about 3 years warranty left. 

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