Question Asked: Is it better to spend additional $600 to replace oil pump or donate the car?
November 10, 2013, 09:28 PM
In February 2013, I spent $2000 to fix too many oil leaks(gaskets, water pump, timing belt, etc.) and replace front struts and in June another $600 to replace broken radiator at a local Toyota dealer. Last week, the car suddenly stopped on the road and I towed it to nearby Toyota dealer who after performing detailed diagnosis told me that I need to replace oil pump. He told me that it will cost me $600 to replace it and additional money to fix any other issues found while replacing oil pump. I need your advice whether it is worth spending additional $600+ or to donate the car. I do not think that I can trade-in the car in this condition. Thanks in advance..