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Re: When is it time to move on?
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Posted by Name Left Blank (more from Name Left Blank) on Sun, 10 May 2020 19:34:11 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: Re: When is it time to move on?, mlc [Profile/Gallery] , Wed, 6 May 2020 07:53:55
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Excellent points. Though I'm curious what else starts to go around 166k. In my years of reading the various forums it seems I've already replaced the majority of the trouble spots, short of the blend arm and SID. My car must have been made on Tuesday cause it's been great.

For the headbolt retorque, should I just get new head studs? They seem cheap enough. But if it's not totally necessary I would skip it. I'll check the timing chain tensioner too.

As for the coolant leak, I replaced the bypass valve when I did the waterpump. It's the second one I've put in. The first time I used a ProParts valve and wasn't aware they were garbage, so I preemptively replaced it while I had the coolant out. The bottom of the transaxle is where the coolant is ending up, but I can't see anything leaking above it. It's odd. Maybe that's a discussion for a different thread though.

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