[V8] Re: input is appreciated
kentmclean at mindspring.com
Fri Jun 18 08:38:56 EDT 2004
"FredParkerJr" <FredParkerJr at cox.net> wrote:
> But anyway, here is my dilemma: I am at 145,000 miles and
> due for a timing belt. The car has the original transmission.
> I have gotten an estimate from a local independent shop to do
> the timing belt for about $2100.
$2100 will buy a lot of parts and special tools. Since you
have a 2nd car, buy the special tools and take your time
replacing the t-belt and relevant parts. The procedure is
As for the transmission, the big cause of failure seems to
be a leaking rear seal letting fluids mix. Replacing the
transmission fluid on a yearly basis would minimize the
risk and extend its life.
'89 200 TQ, "Bad Puppy" and V8 wannabe
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