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Old 12-31-2011, 02:54 PM   #365
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Location: Foley, AL
What I Drive: 2001 Sangria Red ZX3

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2001 ZX3, currently with 127,000 miles:

Replaced thermostat outlet twice now; if you think yours is leaking, take care of it! The little leak is enough to eat away at the metal at the mating surface of the block. I had to use some JB weld to repair the pitting. Dealer cost in 2004, $280. My cost in 2011, $58.

Right side engine mounts
Right side ball joint
Front struts
Right side drive shaft
Leaking cam covers
New clutch at 44,000 miles (my fault)
DPFE sensor twice
Front and rear brakes both lasted well over 100,000 miles
Left rear brake drum/bearing assembly
Serpentine belt broke at 120,000 miles
Replaced timing belt at 120,000 miles

Niggling things:

Chinese made tires are extremely noisy
DS seat belt gets wet when it rains
Plastic thingy you use to pull the moon roof cover back with disintegrated, have to open it by hand now


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