I just recently purchased a '95 base level GT. It has 143k on it, and I am unsure what has been done in the past. The past owner told me it has a new water pump, I've seen the service log so I do believe him but I am unaware of what brand water pump was installed. I am looking for either a shop, or a board member to perform the 120k service. Most likely a shop as i'm hoping I can find a place that I can buy the 120k kit, have installed and make payments on the cost of labor. I know that may be a bit of a stretch, but things are difficult financially at the time so I cant afford to pay in 1 lump sum but I can pay in installments. any help or suggestions? thank you
I'm not anywhere near Boston, but unless there is receipts of maintenance done, you have to assume it wasn't done. The risk is just too great. I would try to get in contact with the previous owner again and see when/if he did anything else like the tensioner, all belts, etc. You say it has over 140k on it. At 120k there is a scheduled maintenance and there is a lot of stuff to be done, and the timing belt is one of them. It is possible that he changed the belt 20k ago given the condition the belt is in, but you still have to assume it wasn't done unless there is proof. Contact him and go from there.
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^^ what he said. Tensioners leak and fail, pulleys go, water pumps seize , etc... I hate to say it but a 3s is not a car for somebody with no money.
That aside, I can do it. Parts arent bad and I can work with you on you with the labor.
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Go take a visit to Stan. He's located in Newton. I had just bought a 3000gt and I took it to him. I wish I knew him sooner. You can easily tell he's good at what he does, and it doesn't hurt that he's an honest mechanic either.
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