240,000 km with no engine swap. I do have a check engine light and a code saying the engine isnt breathing properly, still havent figured out why
It sounds like the previous owners neglected the car quite badly, likely parked it on a lawn too.
It's odd the valve cover would be bad and not just the gaskets. There's no stress on it.
Gas and exhaust smell is an exhaust leak, it also gives the sound.
A sway bar end link is about $20
Max Performance will sell you all new pads and rotors for about $230
A used gas tank is about $50.
If you have to let a shop do all the work, it's iffy. But you are getting absolutely fucked on those prices.
If the underbody isn't rusted out, just fix it. And if the timing job isn't recent, do that too.
That depends on how much you like the car. If to you it's just a daily driver and you're not enough in love with it to drive something else, then I'd probably just sell it once a big maintenance is due and let the next owner deal with that repair.The total fix cost around 1500 CAD, should I do it , or just sell it as is and invest in a new car ?
It is still working fine
I've just hit 210k miles on my 06 GT and it still runs as good or better than the day I bought it with 25k miles.
That's not to say I haven't thrown some money at maintenance to keep it going. Other than adding a Magnaflow cat back exhaust and a AEM CAI, I've done nothing that's not been routine maintenance (sparks, oil, tires brakes, O2 sensors and catalytic converters, battery, etc).
Wish Mitsu still made them like this. Maybe some day.
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