Date: Sun, 19 May 2002 23:03:55 -0400
From: Four Weis <mweinopsamcom>
Subject: Re: Packing for cross-country trip


Unless you enjoy working on the car on the side of the road, I would have the car checked out before you leave. Replace anything questionable to minimize the need for replacing anything during your trip. Fresh fluids certainly could not hurt, especially on 5k miles trip. It could not hurt to carry spare fan belts, but the only car I needed spare parts on the road for was a Ford - it certainly lived up to it name (Found On Road Dead). Get the car checked over by a trusted technician first and enjoy the trip. KeithG wrote: > I thought Dave's comment was pretty funny. > > On your '89, though. Make sure that it is not leaking anything. I am > assuming that it has been serviced regularly according to the book with > fluid changes, etc. Inspect the hoses and belts. Have the cooling system > serviced and make sure that there are no leaks in the radiator core and that > it cools correctly. Look at the alternator bushings and replace them if > necessary. I have read that the ignition module is a popular spare to carry, > but have never done so myself. May want to pack a spare alternator regulator > just to make sure you have one. How many miles are on it and how well has it > been maintained. > > KeithG > > "Max Sadler" <mesadlernopsamy.edu> wrote in message > news:ueamsmericv919nopsam.supernews.com... > > It's an 89 900S > > <davehinznopsamcop.net> wrote in message > > news:ac1mgg$m7mlp$1nopsam34476.news.dfncis.de... > > > Someone who looks an awful lot like Max Sadler <mesadlernopsamy.edu> > wrote: > > > > I'm doing a 5K trip and was wondering if I should bring belts, hoses > or > > > > anything else with me just in case. Any suggestions on what to pack? > > > > > > Sure; I'd pack a case of 2-stroke oil, 4 sets of spark plugs (12 total), > > > and a replacement generator/water pump. Then again, that's for a > 2-stroke > > > Saab 96...but if you'd give an idea of the age and model, there may be > > > more relevant suggestions. > > > > > > Dave "been there, done that" Hinz > > > > > > >

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