Started off the day by going to various stores to pick up some goodies for the Previa. The items included new windshield wipers, 6 quarts of Mobil 1, distilled water for coolant flush, Fram oil filter, Seafoam, Bumper coating for wiper arms, Bosch O2 sensors, and a new battery.

On the way back home, I dropped by the shop to see what was up with the van. Thankfully, the coolant leak problem was solved. With the new belts, there is no longer a squeal when turning the wheel.

The old coolant pipe was quite shocking to look at, and blatantly obvious why it was leaking…

Next up, it was time to put in the new Mobil 1 synthetic because who knows how long it has been since the last oil change. I put in some of the Seafoam into the crankcase and drove around prior to the oil change.

Nice to be making progress with the van. More to come soon. To update the spendings so far:

  • Purchased Vehicle: $1250
  • Smog Test (Failed): $31
  • Coolant Leak Diagnosis: $10
  • Coolant Pipe from Junkyard: $24 + $2 entrance fee
  • Mobil 1 Oil: $27
  • Oil Filter: $4
  • Sea Foam: $9
  • Wiper Blades: $28
  • Bosch Upstream O2 Sensor: $78
  • Bosch Downstream O2 Sensor: $50
  • AC Delco Battery: $56
  • Bumper Coating Paint: $4
  • Work for Coolant Pipe and New Belts: $180

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