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Hi all - owner of a 2017 here and now the car is approaching 6 years old (almost 15k miles on the clock) i wanted to check if there was anything prudent to do/check/replace?

I just had all the fluids flushed and monitor the obvious things like tire and brake wear and oil level.

I was wondering if anything in the suspension setup will need attention (bushings or part of the magnaride) or perhaps anything else in the engine bay. Prevtative items would be on my list as well since I’m planning on keeping the car basically forever (not just looking at this from the perspective of dealing with things only when they break or if I’m forced to deal with it).

Any thoughts are welcome!
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If you are keeping up with fluids and oil changes, you should be good at that mileage. I just broke 10K on mine.
 
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If you are keeping up with fluids and oil changes, you should be good at that mileage. I just broke 10K on mine.
Thanks for the reply - at what point do you think time will come into the equation vs the mileage? I’m thinking things like rubber tubing etc? Perhaps I should mention I’m in Southern California.

Im thinking that at some point in the near future (maybe the 8 year mark) it might be a good idea to have a competent mechanic do a thorough health check on all components/areas. Just trying keep this car in tip top shape for the long long haul!
 

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I think you might be overthinking it juuussttt a tiny bit. Most of the stuff on the car is like any other car; fire and forget. Like Bluelightning said, keeping up on any and all fluid changes is your best bang for the buck. Bushings and bearing and suspension stuff will go tens and tens of thousands of miles without batting an eye. Obviously replace stuff as it breakes, but other than that...

Your in SoCal, so that'll have some differences, but nothing major. If it's a garage queen, then no worries. A daily driver in that uber dry heat will wreak havoc on rubber and such (think door seals, stuff like that). I had a '91 Mustang that lived outdoors in CA for a few years and it completely ruined that car, no matter how meticulous I was. Just keep an eye on stuff, is about all you can do.

The only question I still have even for myself is the magneride. Normal shocks wear out. It's a wear and tear item no different from brakes. But I'm not sure about Magneride. I'd like to know if those are replacment items like a typical shock.
 

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The heat will get to the accessory drive belts. There is a main serpentine belt and one for AC. Fairly easy to change and save that worry as they get old.
 

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I’ve had a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 diesel since new. It was a work truck that hasn’t seen a garage in its lifetime. It’s also been in a desert climate climate that whole time.
My serpentine belt just got changed at 100K as a precaution before a 4K mile trip.
The truck has been a beast but the paint has failed. Time to begin a build turning it into a hunting vehicle. A dry climate can be hard on seals but that’s a cheap replacement. Zero rust is the benefit.
What part of California are you in? Climates vary big time.
 

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A serpentine belt should be good for a 100K in any climate. I've never replaced one of those for any reason other than preventative, and never sooner than 100K.
 
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I’ve had a 2007 Dodge Ram 2500 5.9 diesel since new. It was a work truck that hasn’t seen a garage in its lifetime. It’s also been in a desert climate climate that whole time.
My serpentine belt just got changed at 100K as a precaution before a 4K mile trip.
The truck has been a beast but the paint has failed. Time to begin a build turning it into a hunting vehicle. A dry climate can be hard on seals but that’s a cheap replacement. Zero rust is the benefit.
What part of California are you in? Climates vary big time.
West Hills just west of LA. I guess I’m thinking a bit too much about it but it being a special car to me and one I want to keep in the family for another generation my mind started to wander!
 

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A serpentine belt should be good for a 100K in any climate. I've never replaced one of those for any reason other than preventative, and never sooner than 100K.
I replace them at the beginning of every track season. The heat is a killer here in TX.
We’ve had many a club member’s AC belt fail and take the serpentine belt with it.
Simple swap and keep the previous one in the trunk as a spare.
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