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Geo Prizm Restoration
Replaced starter solenoid contacts.
Replaced timing belt when due. Engine mounts lifted to do this, but not too bad.
Installed Bosch Platinum plugs.
2ND set of tires upgraded to premium due to sliders/killers that it came with.
Shield on catalytic converter vibrates. Ignore!
Converted A/C system to R-134A and don't let some boob tell you otherwise.
Has a stainless steel muffler, so don't let some idiot play with it.
The first long trip I took it got 41 MPG...for real.
Change oil often and check often....small engines work harder and can use oil. If yours doesn't, that's great...check and change anyway.
Don't use 10 percent ethanol in this engine. Oh, go ahead, but you will be sorry.
This may be why someone wrote about sputter at upper RPM. A 4 cylinder engine drops a lot more that 25% of its power with the lose of one pistons output.
Plastic parts are starting to break from UV(sun light) degrading
Theft proof radio can be a pain when you change/disconnect battery.
I smile when I go by Exxon station.
250K miles here I come.