Re: How old is your original...
Back when tune ups were a required, regular service.... many is the time I
remarked ".... and we replaced the fuel filter, too.". I can't recall how
many times I'd get "Why, was it plugged?". I could think of no better answer
than... "No... did you want to wait until it was??".
There is no real way to predict the service life of some of the
subassemblies on our cars other than past experience. Though the idea may be
foreign to some, there are those of us who do not like unexpected
breakdowns... we value our time and the events of our lives too high to
risk time spent sitting on the side of the road waiting.
In the grand scheme of things, we can either run from breakdown to breakdown
or become proactive. Not to say I'd replace anything without good reason
but, say at winters onset, I will test battery, starter and charging system
performance and react appropriately. My wife is often alone on our winter
highways... I will leave nothing to chance..
"Searcher" <ACBRN@CS.ver.aol.com> wrote in message
> Ever heard the phrase "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"?