I just bought this car a few weeks ago, and I love it! I want to make this last! This car has inspired me to become my own mechanic, and with every little thing I do I feel a difference. The car has 115,000 miles on it and seems to be in good mechanical condition, despite that it may have been alittle neglected.
So, far I have replaced:
Spark plug wires
Front rocker valve cover gasket (only place I saw any leakage of oil)
With the exception of the oil and oil filter, I believe everything else was original, never replaced. It definitly made a difference in how the car handled after changing those things out. I plan on a coolant flush, and coolant hose replacements next. Also, my service engine soon light is on. Trying to fix that. I will buy the little gadget that tells you the codes. I found one at the parts store, and its only $30.00.
The car runs great, but can run alittle rough while at idle, not terribly though.
I want to make this car a run like new!
-New under the hood