I won't comment on how easy it is to do the rest of the work, but the balancer belt, tensioner, waterpump, thermostat, etc were replaced about 80,000km and 1.5 years ago by CVI, so I don't see any of them failing within the next 20,000km.yojimbo wrote:Sorry but it makes no sense not to replace the belts, especially with only 20k left on it, removing the bottom pulley and over is simple, and the access for timing and tensioning the belt is much improved, not to mention that the balance belt or tensioner could be more tired than the timing anyway, and any failure in either belt could mean stripping all of it down again. But thats just me. And I wont mention the water pump lol.
The van is running better, there is always work still to be done, but it can wait until I have funds. Once I get some new tires on her, she will be ready for winter. I'm hoping that I won't be driving the van much though as $500/month in fuel (my current expense) would be a bit hit on top of the new apartment fee's.Firesong wrote:Regardless of everyone's thoughts what's done is done. Back to topic, the deli is running better now? A bit more confidence to get you through the winter.
The $2000/year was what ICBC quoted me for a 399cc bike. They told me I could expect to pay closer to $500/year as soon as I reach 25 years of age. A friend has turned me on to a private insurer that sounds like they could do a lot better, but I will most likely buy a scooter to begin with and then upgrade to a bike shortly after, so I don't have to be waiting on my license.