[V8] Re: input is appreciated

Kent McLean 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
well defined.

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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