Abridged version of what all needs to be done btw:
But the car does run, it just won't survive a cross-country trip and definitely won't pass an inspection without this work done.
It sounds like a lot but overall aside from the tires most of the fixes are pretty cheap. We've already done a lot of major work on it (new rotors, new water pump, new timing chain, new suspension in the front and we have the parts for the rear, new control arms, and a lot more that I'm no doubt overlooking that's been done).
@Elizafox mfw new this new that while i be rollin up thru 280k with original everything
new timing chain why? stretched? they should last forever
@lamp Water pump had to be replaced, which required taking the timing chain off; the timing chain was looking worn, so it was replaced.
@lamp Mind this car had zero periodic maintenance done and it was a fleet vehicle. It has about that many miles.
It's also a Ford.
@lamp the tires (which are the big ticket item here) definitely won't pass inspection, and I don't think the brakes will. I'd get some used ones, but we're looking at easily 3000+ miles of driving back and forth from Tulsa to Seattle.
@Elizafox if you're lucky you might be able to get a nice pair of tires really cheap from a junk yard. depends on location too. i was able to get a good pair of like-new tires last time, only $25 for the entire fukin wheel and i have the shop swap them on.
@lamp none of em around here have tires, the used tire shops buy em up like crazy and it's nearly impossible. I tried that route for rims already, and it was an adventure.
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