Give me a little bit of time to check the timing belt, it was un-known if it was changed or not (114K, so I think it has to be done, but I'll check it for wear to be sure, and I have to change the front brakes. But after that, it's meet time.:hy:
I checked it real good, it seems like the belt could not of had more the 10K on it.
But I might do it again when the car hits 120K just to be sure it was good parts that were put on. These motor are interference, but from what I understand, they are only interference cause the valves hit eachother, instead of the valves hitting the piston.
Very nice DJ. Congrats on the new car. I'm sure you will enjpoy it. I have owned a few Soobys before and they are a nice car to drive. They can be a little expensive to own with fuel consumption and repair costs though.
I have been working on a twin turbo GTB at the moment and they can make you swear a bit lol.
Gas is expensive, as I have to run 93 in it, but when you don't womp all around town, the gas millage isn't bad. It's a 5 speed, so if you shift around 2000-2500, you can actually push 400 miles to a 15 gallon tank.
As far as parts, some things are expensive, and some things are about what a normal car would cost, the clutch is going to need to be done soon, but it's easy to pull and re-install, and if I can reuse or resurface the fly, it will only cost me $280 for clutch, pressure plate, slave, pilot bearing, and alignment tool.
That's cheaper then the focus was.
But overall, the best thing I like about this car, is the maintenance work. Everything is made to be maintenance friendly.