Nothing seems to have changed. Still runs like a top, no issues at all. change the oil and filter between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Trans oil will be changed out in the coming weeks as well.How does it fare mechanically compared to new?
(Does it seem to behave identically while being driven?)
Sounds great! Good to know what all will be ahead of me in the years to come!Nothing seems to have changed. Still runs like a top, no issues at all. change the oil and filter between 5,000 and 7,500 miles. Trans oil will be changed out in the coming weeks as well.
Only things that need to be done in my experience are the following:
Oil/Filter change (every 5-7.5k)
Rear diff change, I do mine at 50k, but most others do theirs 35-50k... depends on the noise it makes.
Air filter gets cleaned every 25-30k (CAI with K&N)
Cabin filters get changed every 30k
Front brake pads changed every 30-40k (rotors lasted ~90k)
Rear brake pads last double fronts (rotors will be changed soon, they are fairly worn)
Tires last approx 50-60k (Nokian WR SUV)
Anti-freeze and brake fluid changed at approx 3 yrs
Spark plugs were changed at approx 85k, this I recommend be done at 40-50 k.
believe it or not but I have yet to perform an alignment! Doesn't pull at all, surprises the hell out of me every day. lol
Off the top of my head this is pretty much everything that I have done in terms of maintenance to my Element in close to 5 yrs of ownership.