anyone with experience with the 1.8L Sidekick engine? Read on another board at www.suv.com that people were experiencing pre-mature leakage around the rear main seal; others complained about leakage around the rear diff. seals; Also complaints about the cost and availability of spark plug wires (something about each plug having its own coil?). The local Pep Boys doesn't even show a wire for the 1.8L engine.
I am trying to decide between a used Sidekick Sport (120hp) or regular Sidekick (1.6L 95hp) or a Tracker (1.6L). Can anyone calm my fears or expand on these complaints.
Don't know about that engine but the coil on plug design is the up and coming thing. Can only be a costly pain to replace. GM Quad 4 engine has coil on plug hidden under a aluminum cover with all of the coils molded together. I have seen people complain about just the cost of 16 valve plug wires for 1.6 sidekick engine.