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BoodabulB
07-21-2005, 01:39 PM
i just hit 57K, i recently had cooant service, new accessory belt, and a fuel system cleaning with a new fuel filter. Is there anything else that i should consider having done? thanks
my cardomain (http://www.cardomain.com/ride/770659/1)

boost21
07-21-2005, 01:43 PM
not a fan of the exhaust tips but the car looks good and is low mileage, i am also around 57k how much did the coolent flush run? did your engine temps lower any?

BoodabulB
07-21-2005, 08:45 PM
yea ive been meaning to get some new tips, im not a big fan of them either. I dont remember how much the coolant flush was becuase i got all that stuff done at the same time and it was a hefty bill, i think the fuel system and new filter was the bulk of it though.

atc3434
07-21-2005, 08:56 PM
Tranny flush. 50k is the limit I would go without doing one, so your due. Not a pan drop either, get a full flush. Usually arond $80. PCV valve is worth check, its cheap and easy to replace.

boost21
07-21-2005, 09:12 PM
is there any way to c if its been changed cux i bought the car with 53k miles on it

GAGT7386
07-21-2005, 09:17 PM
i'd check the fuel filter and replace it along with the pcv valve coolant and tranny flush. don't wanna wait to long to flush the tranny otherwise the flush may end up hurting more then helping.

Rba007
07-21-2005, 10:05 PM
Sell your car while it still has a smidge of value.

Malaclypse
07-21-2005, 10:34 PM
Sell your car while it still has a smidge of value.

This is the best advice I've heard all year.. GM N-bodies have a tendency to transform into rolling money-pits later in life.. NOT ALL OF THEM... but some do.

Ky2Chi2Atl
07-22-2005, 09:30 AM
Preventive maintenance...yes, yes, and yes. ANY car will turn into a rolling money-pit if you don't take care of it. Do all that stuff on a timely basis. As Atc said...get the transmission flushed. Some jack-a recommended i wait till 150K. Glad I got a second opinion. Be sure to have ur fuel filter changed. Somehow mine never got changed and now it's rusted on. Now I get to go to the dealer. :banghead

What kind of resell are you expecting?!?! ...it's a GA.

Joker694
07-22-2005, 09:50 AM
i'd check the fuel filter and replace it

Be sure to have ur fuel filter changed

i just hit 57K, i recently had cooant service, new accessory belt, and a fuel system cleaning with a new fuel filter. Is there anything else that i should consider having done? thanks

do as atc says, and change your fuel filter

boost21
07-22-2005, 10:51 AM
im not sure if youre talkin 2 me or the guy who started the thread but he said he had his fuel filter changed and i changed mine about a month ago so cool down

Joker694
07-22-2005, 11:44 AM
What would make you think I am talking to you? I was talking to the people who can't read.

boost21
07-22-2005, 12:29 PM
alright lol i was just getting tired of everyone repeating themselves and talking about the fuel filter...i wasnt talkin about what u said

Joker694
07-22-2005, 12:36 PM
:cheers:

AznGA
07-22-2005, 01:10 PM
Sell your car while it still has a smidge of value.
Just because you got rid of yours?

AznGA
07-22-2005, 01:11 PM
This is the best advice I've heard all year.. GM N-bodies have a tendency to transform into rolling money-pits later in life.. NOT ALL OF THEM... but some do.
Your older Monte isn't much better.

Ky2Chi2Atl
07-22-2005, 05:27 PM
... I was talking to the people who can't read.

:tool2:

Malaclypse
07-22-2005, 11:57 PM
Your older Monte isn't much better.

Only things I've put into my car other than regular maintenence in the past 4 years of ownership (I got it used at 32k) are a set of LIM gaskets, a walbro 255, tires,a window motor and front pads/rotors.

When you start counting on N-body wheel bearings, blower resistors, BCMs, brakes (Oh god the brakes), and strut mounts.. it adds up rather quickly.

AznGA
07-23-2005, 12:07 AM
Well my hard-driven GA has 75k miles and besides regular maintainance, the only thing that went out is LIM gasket.

Telling someone to get rid of his car that has less than 60k miles isn't intelligent in my opinion.

Malaclypse
07-23-2005, 01:20 AM
In no way did I tell BoodabulB to get rid of hs car. I was replying to Rba007's comment about selling his car while it still retains some value. No he shouldn't really sell his GA. Oh, and I haven't even installed the Walbro fuel pump yet... I plan to do so within the next month because my stock pump is well on its way out and I can't afford to be stranded.

However, N-bodies tend to have problems later in life that rack up pretty large repair bills. Alot of these things aren't preventable (hub bearings failing or BCMs adopting ghosts).

P.S. I have 106k on my car right now. I drive the **** out of it and I know it'll last well past 150k.

BoodabulB
07-24-2005, 08:11 AM
my new fuel filter is still doin good, haha, thanks for all the advice fellas

Joker694
07-25-2005, 05:06 AM
:tool2:

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