Resurrected thread from the dead.
The car has 146k miles on the odo.
Just an update on what I have had to do to the car since buying about a year and a half ago/ last 50,00 miles. Each bullet point item was a visit to the local Euro mechanic I use. Prices include labor:
-New ignition switch and serpentine belt @100k ~ $275
-New thrust arm bushings (OEM type). Replaced precat O2 sensors at 126k ~ $400
-New valve cover gaskets, spark plugs, Valley Pan and Bavauto gasket kit, CCV/ Rear manifold cover. New driver and passenger side Catalytic converters (used Magnaflow universals welded in). New Fuel Filter, thermostat, Camshaft Position Sensor, new hood emblem and oil filter reservoir mounts @ 145K ~ $2200
Total thus far is $2875 IIRC.
-New tires and Road Force balance ~ $500
-Need new struts and shocks. Suggestions welcome.