Re: power steering leak
hey brown29! i've been busy moving for the last several months. i'm an hour north of toronto now, just south of the city of barrie. i finally have a house, and a garage again. divorce, yada yada. haven't really had time to check in for awhile, but now i'm getting somewhat settled again. my baby is getting tired now and i just may have to say goodbye soon. i really don't want to though. drove to ottawa for work last week, about 1600km round trip. tuned it up before i left. i got 28 miles per imperial gallon. i should have gone over 35. it's running a bit rough all the time now and i really haven't had the time to look into it yet. just had another clutch installed. ouch. that's two in two years. it broke just as i pulled onto my street. couldn't pull it out of first gear. they said my pilot bearing seized and did some damage to my input shaft, but that i would likely be alright for a few years. this is at the dealer in barrie. well, now that it's been in there for a few weeks the release bearing is really noisy. and yes it was replaced. must have been defective. ouch. that'll cost them a lot to replace, but they wont give me a hard time. good folks at g d coates suzuki. i had a rented '01 swift auto while my kick was in for repair. wow! now that it's up to 79hp and 16 valves it really flies. even on the highway, you floor it and it goes right now. imagine with a stick. they are rated at 58 mpg imperial up here. i just might go for one of them if my kick needs really expensive work. now it needs exhaust, valve job, tires soon, and engine control problems fixed. and when i closed the door the other day, i noticed the bottom of the door flapping. so, it's no longer connected to the rest of the door. damn. you know i really wish that geo had kept the 4 door metro, or that suzuki had picked up the body style when geo dropped it. if you need to have a really small car, you might as well have a large really small car. the swift is so small, and just barely fits 6' 1" me. but at 50,000km a year, and 58 mpg, it's the way to go. i'm really hooked on suzuki's. good to hear from you b29.