My RL has 92k on it with the original -everything, and I don't think that anything else should preemptively replaced.
Thanks you, if I am going to be taking road trips in it I don't want to be left stranded on the road. Although it was my daily driver years ago and taken 1,600 mile trips several times, I will not take a chance since I just past the 60k mark.My RL has 92k on it with the original -everything, and I don't think that anything else should preemptively replaced.
I am the only owner of my Sky (got it in 09). So, I have change the oil religiously, even if I happen to park it for months, the first thing I do is change the oil.At the 60k mark- what if any preventive maintenance has been done so far?
Has the coolant been changed out recently? I'm on my 3rd fluid change since purchase.
Still on the OEM original WP/thermostat parts. Like John has noted with 92K on his-
the OEM part will last.
Are you noticing any signs- fluctuating temps in the DIC, stuck thermostat, or low level
in the reservoir? Is there any visual evidence in the engine bay or on the garage floor?
Fan belts or any of the hoses been replaced? Thermostat? Is the radiator or IC free
of dirt/debris? If any or all of these things have been done before getting to the
mechanical replacement of the WP itself- that is what I would call imo...
preventive maintenance in advance of the inevitable outcome of a total
failure of the cooling systems on our car. I too am near the 60k mark, so I
sorta understand your anxiety about a mechanical failure.
You can pre-purchase parts, tools if needed for the DIY adventure as part
of your preventive maintenance precautions or if this a shop or dealer preventive
in nature maintenance adventure which would mean ... stockpiling large amounts of
cash in arm/leg category in advance just saying.
* About to make a run in mine this morning down into the DC Hellway of the 495,
to help my good buddy load up his truck. Moving out of his place after some 60 years
dealing the mess.. madness err masses by Memorial Day weekend.
Trip 1 of 4 for this process.
However on Sunday morning I am... in personal preventive mental health maintenance mode
myself requiring me to head to the beach with my buddy for 4 days.
A Run across the State once again.
U-Tube moment with some adult fluid replacement to my cooling system.
Interesting concept. I'm going to pick up some of the coolant ones and give it a go since that fluid circulates.I have been using these test strips to track the condition of my brake fluid and coolant.
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Thanks for the advice.All if my engine parts are OEM except for the performance parts. I have never change the cooling system, since I live in SETX and we may get one or two freezes a year (for about 3 days).
Since you have never changed this fluid out since purchase- your factory DexCool liquid is now 13 years old.
Check your owners manual- pages 5-24 & 6-6. Engine Cooling System once ever 5 years.
DexCool has a life expectancy. It will degrade over time. You run the risk of the fluid or WP failing 500 miles from home if it is not properly maintained.
This is suggested from the factory- maybe the DexCool guys too not from me.
I know you're not worry about freezing temps in SETEX.
Over heating on a hot summer's day in SETEX is another question. Hoses, belts, fluids, tires, brake pads are consumable items- they do breakdown over time with wear/tear, heat/cold.
Sorta like trusting your life with old brake fluid and pads when depressing the pedal in a time of need, the Rut Roh factor.
It is your car, your time involved, and money spent. Change the WP out if you feel the need to cure the anxiety and fears you might have.
A Coolant flush and vac refill done at the dealership on my last visit was $192 and change.
The WP replacement will not in this price range.
Let us all know how it went for you, what it cost and time involved for peace of mind satisfaction.
Luck with it-
So, waterproofing your weatherstripping is another way to keep your sky alive longer.Cleaned the wheels/rims & suspension parts some. Got to pop the hood for a look around the ole
engine bay today. I have a parts drawing of our top- but it doesn't show this fabric strap, what it
holds down within the fabric itself. All the weatherstrips need some refreshing with die-electric grease
or Vaseline for waterproofing, to keep them flexible when under the