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Old 09-13-2005, 10:04 PM   #1
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I use this car everyday and its got about 170K on it,the body is mint,interior is great but realisticialy how long before I should think about replacing it ? I have never chgd the fuel pump how long do they usually last ? Tranny shifts smooth and car uses little or no oil in 5k miles. I like the car but again I need it so if it lays down on me with anything serious I will need anothe rcar asap... Just thinking..
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Keep her going, with proper service, it should see way over 200k
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There are members here well over 200K that drive their cars daily and rely on them.

If it is running great, keep up the maintenance (I'd suggest 3K oil changes) and like anything else. It could last many many more miles.
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id just drive it until it dies
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Start changing some forgotten parts like O2 sensor,fuel filters, clean maf sensor etc and youll be surprised how much better itll run, even if it seems like its going ok now theres room for improvement
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If you don't want to get stranded, I suggest replacing the fuel pump. They can leave you dead in your tracks.

I just replaced the pump on my 99 with 130K for that very reason. I rely on the car too much to afford any unplanned down time.
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yes, but a fuel pump can last tons of miles or die early. It'* one of those things like a water pump. You can not tell how much defect is in the part and if/when it would ever fail.
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yes, but a fuel pump can last tons of miles or die early. It'* one of those things like a water pump. You can not tell how much defect is in the part and if/when it would ever fail.
Ya, that'* why I suggested it. 180K miles on the original pump is a bit much...especially if he'* concerned about reliability.
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I'd be more concerned about the WP and UIM personally. When a fuel pump dies, it can't damage your motor.
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What is the UMI ??
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