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Old 06-06-2003, 10:12 AM   #1
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Today is a big day for RLD

She is in the shop now for nice tire rotation, brake servicing...new pads maybe? top all fluids, Penzoil Syth oil, rad flush, 180 t-stat...finally...., coolant temp sensor and they'll be trying to solve the mystery of why my ride refuses to start up nicely after sitting for 5hrs +...something tells me its fuel delivery problems.

I'll let you know the damage to the bankroll...hopefully not much cuz its time for a new timing chain and cam magnet/postitioning sensor repair
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Wow, "RLD" should feel a little different when u get it back. Hope the wallet doesn't take too bad of a hit! BTW, just out of curiousity about how much is a new temp sensor? Mine stopped working as well
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Coolant temp sensors are about 40 to 60 bones I think. But they are labour intensive on the 87-91, they are a real PITA to get too
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$1137.47 its gonna cost me....my tie rod and inner tie rod (now I know what that rubbing sound was) brake service, 2 leaky brake cylinders, cracked shoes, needs drum servcing, new hydraulics, coolant temp sensor, tstat install. etc

$1137.47 ohhhh the prices we pay. Half cash half VISA...and I just paid that bastard off...

Sorry Jr, I have to wait abit before I can afford the cam magnet work... :(
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Ooh, I'm sorry. We've been there. We used to have a '94 GP that was great in the maintenance department for quite a while, but when he got up over 150,000 miles things started going downhill. By the time he reached 200,000 miles, every repair was over $1000, and he was in the shop 2 or3 times a year at least!
I hope this is a one-time deal for you and not the beginning of a trend (but it probably is just this once because you seem to take waaay better care of yours ).
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Previously I have only had one $1G repair job, that was in January. Most other work ranges between 200 and 400.

And its the usual wear and tear things. So its all part and parcel of owning an older car. For now its OK to deal with. Its the cost of the cam magnet and timing thats gonna hurt. Better curb the spending for now and save the pennies :(
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I assume you are talking in monoply money? When converted to US clams that isn't too bad for all that work. Still all the stuff you could do with that dough
Hope RLD is feeling better and won't need that much more work!
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Ya...monopoly money is right... 1137 bux CDN is like $34.50 USD :P

With 1100 bones I could do a lot, but putting it towards my car is ok, I save a lot anyway (55% net monthly) so mechanical work is an acceptable way to spend money.

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Oh thank God! I forgot you are Canadian!
Sad side note is I was talking about my experience in USD.
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I don't have antlers tho
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