Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2003 02:24:47 GMT
From: 'nuther Bob <not_reallynopsamhere.com>
Subject: Re: Bought a 95 900S


On Sun, 6 Jul 2003 00:02:16 -0400, "PILOTOTS" <pilototsnopsamail.com> wrote: > >> No problem. If you'll post how many miles you have, I'll give you >> some other hints on things to do or check to see if they have been >> done. >> >> Bob > >1995 900S, Auto, 2.3, currently 89,000 miles. I know that for the last >58,000 miles is has been well taken care of. Hmmm... 2.3 ? Not my motor, but I think that you still have the "upper idler pulley" issue. The serpentine belt runs across two idler pulleys. The upper one wears out somewhere after 45K miles. If yours has more than 45K miles, you should replace it and the serp belt. If the pulley goes or the belt breaks, you will be stuck and calling a tow truck. About $35 for the pulley and belt at the dealer or try http://www.eeuroparts.com. A nice DAY job. Some folks do the lower pulley too but it's more if a PITA. I might do it at 89K. If you don't know how many miles are on the coolant, do a water flush and replace the coolant. Of course, change the oil, plugs, air filter. Check to see if the cabin air filter has ever been replaced/cleaned. You might want to consider shocks/cart's if they've never been done. A set of Koni's will make a world of difference if you can afford them. You can DIY or pay someone to do the front (advanced DIY) or rear (easy DIY). Order a Haynes repair manual from www.cybertroll.com if you plan to do your own repairs. A complete factory set or CD is > $200 although you can buy paper manuals on a per-component basis for $15 to $25 each. >Is the dealership good about reprogramming the DRL/headlights/Fog lights or >are they going to screw it up and charge me $100? If that is all you go in for, they will probably charge you for 15-30 minutes - which is $20-$40. Ask first when you get there, they will tell you. If you are having something else done, many of them throw it in for free. YMMV. Bob

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