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Any heads up on what issues to look out for..
Its done 135,000 ks..
Oh and do they have cambelts or chains.

Are they fairly reliable vehicles.. I would appreciate any advice and help.

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

135,000 kms - at that mileage you would be looking at a timing belt service (timing belt, idler pulley, tension pulley & spring) if not done so already,

And a general tune-up

Spark Plugs,
Fuel Filter,
Air Filter,
Inspect and Change Oil/Filter if needed,
Inspect and flush/change Coolant if needed,
Inspect HT Leads / Plug Wires for severe yellowing or graying, cracks, tears, pinholes or other issues - replace if needed,

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Depending on the location, the ground connection points on the Sporty rust/oxidize with age: recommend thoroughly inspecting & cleaning the Battery to Battery tray ground point,

remove the battery, lift the plastic tray, inspect, clean and/or replace with stainless hardware the battery ground tray to frame bolts (if your model year is equipped with a (removable) battery ground tray),

inspect and clean the battery tray ground to engine ground strap (wire) connections,

Tilt the back seats forward to expose the (fuel pump) cargo access hatch cover, remove, inspect and clean the fuel pump ground ring and connection area.

Good power, clean air, fuel, and fluids go a long way to keeping our Sporty's on the road.. Hope this helps.
 

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Greetings,

Welcome to the forum.

135,000 kms - at that mileage you would be looking at a timing belt service (timing belt, idler pulley, tension pulley & spring) if not done so already,

And a general tune-up

Spark Plugs,
Fuel Filter,
Air Filter,
Inspect and Change Oil/Filter if needed,
Inspect and flush/change Coolant if needed,
Inspect HT Leads / Plug Wires for severe yellowing or graying, cracks, tears, pinholes or other issues - replace if needed,

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Depending on the location, the ground connection points on the Sporty rust/oxidize with age: recommend thoroughly inspecting & cleaning the Battery to Battery tray ground point,

remove the battery, lift the plastic tray, inspect, clean and/or replace with stainless hardware the battery ground tray to frame bolts (if your model year is equipped with a (removable) battery ground tray),

inspect and clean the battery tray ground to engine ground strap (wire) connections,

Tilt the back seats forward to expose the (fuel pump) cargo access hatch cover, remove, inspect and clean the fuel pump ground ring and connection area.

Good power, clean air, fuel, and fluids go a long way to keeping our Sporty's on the road.. Hope this helps.
cool, really appreciate that..
 
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