Originally Posted by tacosteelersman
Blazer, welcome to TN Do you have any repair records for your Avy I am interested to know what you've replaced to achieve those miles.
Amazingly... nothing really. I have been around this car since it was new.... it has had 2 timing belts.... many brake jobs a couple sets of rotors maybe.....a set of struts all the way around....... one bent wheel.....drivers side CV shaft......that is about it. I have had to remove the EGR tube (a few times) and clean it with throttle body cleaner a time or two.... (set off SES light).
Currently it runs without setting off SES light.
Original starter, alternator, engine, transmission, water pump (I'm fairly certain it is still the original water pump), fuel pump... cat...exhaust....I don't even think an O2 sensor has been replaced.....etc.
It needs attention now.
Rear struts and mounts are worn out.
Tie rod ends are worn out.
Tires are right at needing replacement.
Timing belt is due. (it has been around 100k since it was replaced)
Engine makes a noise in the top end between 1950 and 2300 RPM (see my other thread).
Valve covers leak. (leaks about 1/2 quart between oil changes)
Headlights are faded bad.
Turn signal light in front is cracked.
Grille is missing a couple horizontal bars....needs to be replaced.....
Power antenna has bit the dust... it stays up all the time.
Master cylinder is on it's way out..... looses pedal sometimes at a red light.....
CD player is about worn out....it skips sometimes like the laser sensor thing has the mounting screws loose..... like if it is skipping on a certain part of a disk.... you can advance it to the other end of the disk.... and it won't skip...... 30 min later you are back around to the original song that skipped... and it plays fine.....
It still cranks right up....idles smooth and overall runs great.... plenty of power.... gets around 24-25 mpg in combination city/highway without me cutting it any slack.... it gets stomped regularly.
Overall I'm tickled with the car and I am thinking I might just spend a little money and fix some of the safety and ride issues (struts/tires/tie rods/headlights) real soon..... and plan on fixing the other things a little at a time.
Heck.... if I set aside 1/4 of a car payment every month.... in a few months I could have most of it fixed if I do the work myself.