Roll the dice for 10thou more miles with 02 Lesabre?


Asked by Jan 17, 2017 at 01:39 AM about the 2002 Buick LeSabre Custom Sedan FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

This is a followup to my first original Q re my 02 leSabre.  Yes, thank YOU I have read that "At 91,000 you're right at the point where the intake manifold gaskets fail"--and I DO wonder what the going $ rate oughta be for that?! Does that require opening up the engine and extensive labor$$? Since it's gaskets, ie rubber lining to stop leaking, and they ARE failing, will they eventually just--ugh-totally fail and what then, ?, all the oil sprays all over the engine and...I just had the lower control arms in front replaced (freakin speed bumps!) for $600 and had the first-ever synthetic oil--I 'feel' like my Sabretooth maybe doesn't like synthetic? and I would LIKE to get about another 10 thousand miles out of this Buick. I got in in 2005 for 10G with extended warranty 3yrs/36000miles and it has worked out well. In 2018, will have $ to put another 10G into a Buick with 45G miles on it, Glad for any and all replies--this is way more interesting and intelligent conversation than the dating website pof dot com. ha ha But I need for the car to be reliable, as I am a Special Needs attendant and it is transportation and even with Allstate towing I don't wanna be at the side of the road. Thanks!!

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The average cost is between 1,000.00 and 1,500.00, below is a link you may wantvto read. I not found of synthetic oil myself and I'm sure you can get another 10,000, give her a complete tuneup, oil change and I would flush the cooling system and check the condition of the transmission fluid. Good luck

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Yup, drive it till it dies, repair costs can sometimes be cheaper than car payments. Do the math.

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