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Old 06-24-2011, 10:31 PM
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Ok I sked this question before but no answer:
I bought a 2000 Lesabre Limited with 25k miles and it is mint...Under is as clean as a 2011 car. Heres my ? With 25 k on it ho long before I can expect UIM problems ? And should I change/plug it now or will it probably last a while ?? I think my Park Ave one failed after 120k Whacha think
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You should be fine for a while. But it'* hard to say when it will fail. If it was me I would simply pull the UIM and plug the ports, but that'* me and I can do it with my eye closed.
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isnt it usually around 50 or 60 k they fail for the most part ??

Also the coolant looks like Dex cool but it looks really clean, should I leave it alone of chg it with the Prestone mixes with all ??/
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You should be good to 100k. If you don't know how old the coolant is, then change it out. You can refill with Dex or any color, your choice.
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yea i know the car only has 25k on it and the dex looks clean in the overflow tank....would it still be good with just this little miles ??
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If it'* over 5 years old, change it regardless of miles.
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i just dont know if maybe he had it chgd already, he took it to the dealer every 3k miles for service, I wonder if they had it do it at 5 yrs and again at 10 yrs etc /....any way to test it to see if its still good ?
I just hate to dumo it if its still as good as it looks..
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If it looks clean, it may have been changed. But I'm a believer in, if I don't know, I change it. New coolant is cheep.
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should I do the tsat too or probablly not right ?
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If it'* working then no need.
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