What will go on this car

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Dermott, Jan 25, 2004.

  1. Dermott

    Dermott Guest

    Trying to do some preventive maintenance....better in summer than
    Buffalo's cold weather. 1998 SL2, 128,000 miles, automatic with AC.
    No major problems. Intend to keep car till at least 200,000.

    Should I replace this summer at my leisure:
    Water pump
    Anything else to consider?

    I have done all the recommended maintenance.

    Thanks in advance
    Dermott, Jan 25, 2004
  2. My rule of thumb has always been, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it". That
    being said, if the radiator fins are showing signs of rot, then I might
    consider replacing the radiator. I know that Honda recomends replacing the
    water pump with every timing belt change. I do it every second belt change
    on my wifes Acura.

    I am lucky in that I have a garage which is insulated and is easily heated
    to over 50 degrees with a small space heater.

    David Teichholtz, Jan 26, 2004
  3. Dermott

    Brad Bishop Guest

    I agree. Leave it alone. It's one thing if it sounds like the bearings are
    going on the pump or something similar. If it's still running fine, though,
    then your best best is to leave it alone.

    If you're looking for something to work on, check your tires or brakes.


    Brad Bishop, Jan 26, 2004
  4. Dermott

    Jim Guest

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    But a tune up probably wouldn't hurt.
    Jim, Jan 26, 2004
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