Nut came off the differential input shaft at 144K. Rear driveshaft dropped, differential internals exploded, rear end locked solid. $1250 including a Megatron battery and new rear brake shoes, professionally serviced.
Lost water pump center bearing at 180K. $80, self installed.
Replaced clutch at 183K, $200, self installed.
Driveshaft service at 183K, one new universal joint, some truing and rebalancing. $125 at an auto machine shop. I pulled it and reinstalled it.
Replaced faulty wiper linkage at 183K, wipers were going off the windshield. $50 used part, self installed.
Replaced catalytic converter, oxygen sensor, and muffler at 184K, $200, self installed.
Replaced wiring harnesses to license plate lights at 184K. $30, self installed.
Lost NV3500 transmission at 185K due to fluid leak. Remanufactured 5-speed was $1500 installed with 12/12000 warranty.
Replaced very squeaky left upper control arm bushings and balljoint at 185.5K. About $125 including having a machine shop press the balljoint on. I did the rest.
Replaced NV3500 shifter handle that was hitting the dash in 3rd and 5th. $50, self installed.
318 engine evaluated at 186K and diagnosed with a blown head gasket and two cracked heads. Motor completely remanufactured with 3 year/unlimited mileage warranty. Plugged radiator replaced also. $3100.
Plastic parts starting to give way, paint peeling from primer underneath, driver's seat deteriorating.
New engine still runs rough, probable crossfire.
Fuel pump randomly cavitates (whines) sometimes for months at a time, quiet at the moment.