Hello. New owner of 2002 Rialta QD
So now I have already learned that I don't have to worry about a timing belt, but that the timing chain could be an issue with the 2002 model. I think that I'll just not worry too much about that for now. Just keep the oil changed. Now that is another question. I have read some already about having to remove the belly pan to get to the oil filter. Some even cut an access hole to get at it. What about the oil drain. Does the belly pan have to come off to get to it also?
I turned 70 this year, but still pretty active. I am a pilot with a Cessna 172, but we don't fly much cross country because of weather, so decided we might do a little travelling with the Rialta. Looking forward to getting some use, but want to be sure it is road worthy first. I plan to also drain and replace the transmission fluid, and possibly radiator coolant. Certainly want to replace the Serpentine belt before heading out on a trip too.
I think we have a good one, it belonged to a friend of my brother-in-law who bought it eight years ago with 28,000 miles on it. He didn't use it much for camping, just travelling around to baseball games with his kids and grandkids playing.