I just bought my first Aurora. 2002 model with the 3.5 v6. It only has 48k original miles and is in very clean condition. Only one owner according to autocheck and no accidents. I got it from an auto auction, as it was a donated car. It had been sitting for a year or two, so the engine stuck a bit before starting, and it needed a battery. Lots of white smoke until the injectors cleared out by running sea foam. Now purrs like a kitten. Put some new gas in it and cleared codes. Seems to be great except for passenger windows that rolled down but won't roll up.
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Aug 29, 2018 0:41:53 GMT -6
In my experience, oil filters are good value at your local auto parts store. Oil seems to be expensive unless its on sale, but filters dont ever seem to be outrageous. In my opinion at least. I would get that window covered or get it fixed so it goes up, too! Also welcome to heck
Took the door panel off last night. The regulator is busted. Propped the window up and ordered a new regulator. They aren't too bad on Rockauto.
Really impressed with the car so far. No rust anywhere, and interior is very clean other than needing dusted and such. Cost me less than 1k so far if you don't include the new battery and regulator. The oil filter was a couple dollars cheaper from Amazon than from Oreilly local. Not much different though.
Welcome. I was going to let you know that you needed regulator(s) for your window(s) until I finally got down to your latest post. Very common on the 2G. As was stated, I'd change your other fluids as well, but sounds like you got a steal! I usually pick up Oil from Wal-Mart (the only thing I ever go there for) as it is way cheaper than everywhere else.
Last Edit: Aug 29, 2018 12:19:03 GMT -6 by RCA1186
Post by AuroraGirlFromMars on Sept 23, 2018 23:50:52 GMT -6
RCA, I found that walmarts oil is a decent price (SuperTech). Its just quaker-state but cheaper priced. I personally have a hardware store called farm and fleet, and it sells its own brand oil which is literally CITGO oil but super damn cheap. Its good enough to protect a motor, but isnt nearly as good as some of the other oils out there and what it could do for an old motor, but it does its job.
1998 Autobahn Black/Tan Interior swap 270k 1994 S.H.O. MTX 260k 1996 Trans Am WS-6 6M 2004 Volvo S80 2.5T Dolby ProLogic True Surround Sound/DYNaudio Speakers and factory 300 watt Alpine upgrade all around. 33 mpgs with a turbo and luxury. Love it.