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Old 03-01-2010, 01:48 PM   #21
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:18 PM   #22
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:07 AM   #23
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I don't know if the Slick 50 helped (I remember back in the day when it was a MLM type of product, never trusted it because of that), but it sure hasn't hurt. Hard to beat a properly taken-care-of Ford for longevity! (Although I've seen a few Hondas and Toyotas that had over 400k in junkyards, and a couple Geo Metros with over 300k...)

ive seen an old 325 at 340k and another at 600k!

too bad so many people fall into the trap of not checking their oil on their saturns...
so many bad engines at 170k

I wonder how the new 2.0 ecotechs will do.. The newer model saturn engines must have those proper drainage holes, after all they were sharing engines with saab and pontiac...
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The car also has lots of Auto Zone lifetime parts, front brake pads, rear brake shoes, right & left tie rod ends, right and left control arms (ball joints), steering rack, right and left front axles, clutch, pressure plate, throw out bearing, ignition module, front and rear struts, fuel pump and water pump, plus there may be others I can't think of right now. I also use salvage yard parts sometimes especially it's something like an electrical sensor that usually lasts for years anyway. So as you can see just from the lifetime parts I've covered a large percentage of the normal wear parts.
no DRUMS OR ROTORS FROM AUTOZONE?

PADS ARE ONE THING, BUT I WOULD NEVER USE AUTOZONE ROTORS, EVER

IM A SAFETY FIEND

GO TO NAPA AND LOOK AT THE COMPARISON BETWEEN THEIR ROTORS AND AUTOZONE ROTORS, IF YOU CAN FIND IT

THEY ALSO HAVE A GOOD FRAM FILTER TO THEIR NAPA BRAND FILTER COMPARISON, CUT IN HALF...
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Anyone who compares oil filters knows Fram filters are crap. My brother in law that works at a dealership calls them "The orange can of death." I personally like Wix filters.
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If they were unsafe, we'd hear about it. What sucks about cheap rotors is that they're more likely to warp sooner.

If anything, I'd be more worried about pads. Rotors are made from a single piece, pads are glued or riveted, so you have to worry about how well they're attached.
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Old 03-21-2010, 01:36 PM   #27
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no DRUMS OR ROTORS FROM AUTOZONE?
It's got Auto Zone rotors which have been on it for several years and still has the factory original drums.
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Man thats a crazy amount of miles the most i ever put on a car was 300k and I thought that was a lot
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:02 AM   #29
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Man thats a crazy amount of miles the most i ever put on a car was 300k and I thought that was a lot
Prior to this car the most I'd ever put on one was 231K miles and it was using about a quart of oil about every 300 miles so I was pouring in burnt oil just to keep the crankcase full, and it hadn't had the oil changed in over 30K miles before I got rid of it, but I sold it to a friend who needed some cheap transportation and he beat the hell out of it and still drove it for a year or two. I don't know what he did with it when he got rid of it, whether he sold it or sent it to the bone yard.
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