Originally Posted by wtfmateim65
need to check some common maintenance parts on these cars: oil filter housing gasket, valve cover gasket, make sure it has sport oil cooler, sometimes oil pan gasket, front control arm bushings go bad around 70k, make sure water pump has been replaced with newer version (always fails 60-100k miles), check all silicon and vaccuum lines, some report that these crack and leak over time. Otherwise you could probably pull at least another 100k out of it.
edit: ihc95 water pump is around 475 + labor...you should never have paid over 1k
yup those are common problems.. if all checks out.. your good to go