It’s time to sell the Montero. Shes got 195k miles, runs and drives great, I just have too many cars. I’m looking for $3,500.00.
I’ve put a lot of work and parts into the thing. I don’t want to sell it, but it doesn’t cover what I’m wanting at the moment. The CR-Z gets around in the snow pretty well, and I just bought a 05 Ford E350 6.0L Powerstroke Diesel van for towing duty and threw some General Grabber AT² tires on it, so it scoots around in the snow and ice decently. It doesn’t compare to the Montero for winter driveability, but what does.
Here’s what I’ve done to it.
Rebuilt cylinder heads, fresh valve job
Timing belt w/tensioner and pulleys, water pump, head gaskets, head bolts, revised crank bolt
replaced coolant hoses, connected rear heater, new OEM thermostat
Electric 2 speed fan from a Taurus with 180° and 220° switches
Drilled and slotted rotors, ceramic pads, new General Grabber AT² Tires on stock rims
replaced driver side axle spindle, replaced fuel tank, new front shocks
winch plate, 9k lbs winch, light bar wired to fog light switch, New Marine Interstate Battery, installed hold down bracket
bluetooth stereo, 1500w amp, 1.7f Cap, 2x 15″ Rockford Fosgate DVC subs, remote start, roof rack
7 pin trailer connector, Trailer brake
eliminated cats, installed rear oxygen sensor simulator, 2.5″ exhaust to Hooker Aerochamber muffler, 3″ exhaust over the axle to chrome tip
replaced a hand full of worn or missing interior pieces
Changed the oil every 3k miles with Rotella 10w30. I bought it with 188k on it.
It was supposed to be a winter beater, but I wound up enjoying it for a summer and decided to start upgrading/repairing stuff.