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New Guy / Need Help

Postby IGSDann » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:23 am

Hey everyone, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Dann. I just wanted to get some advice from you ST165 experts.

I'm in the market for another car (my 240sx is getting some serious repairs right now) and I'm looking at a 1988 AllTrac, bone stock, and very nice looking. Body is in good shape and it looks pretty clean. I was just wondering what I should be looking for, as in, what goes wrong that has tell-tale signs that I should keep an eye out for.

Just anything in specific I should look for before I sign the check. Thanks guys!
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Postby GMan » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:58 am

> IGSDann
> Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:23 am
> Post subject: New Guy / Need Help Reply with quote
> Hey everyone, just thought I'd introduce myself, I'm Dann.

Hi Dan;

> I'm in the market for another car ..
> and I'm looking at a 1988 AllTrac

Cool little car to pick up, but they are getting Old now.

> bone stock, and very nice looking. Body is in good shape and it looks pretty clean.

Glad to hear it, not many left in decent condition.

> I was just wondering what I should be looking for, as in,
> what goes wrong that has tell-tale signs that I should keep an eye out for.

mainly rust, oil leaks,
Trnnies get notchy with age, synchros wear, clutch is a PITA to do..
You mechanically inclined ?

> Just anything in specific I should look for before I sign the check.

Take off the intake pipe, spin the turbo ?
Look at the oil filler, see if it is gunked up ?
Definitely check engine codes, Jump TE1 and E1 in the
diagnostic port and look for codes, the check engine light will blink...

http://www.celicatech.com/imagearchive/ ... /FI/FI.htm

> Location: Fitchburg, MA

Much snow up there ?
I get arond there sometimes.

> Thanks guys!

No problem.

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Postby Guest » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:29 pm

Not mechanically inclined, I know all the regular stuff to look for and I have plenty of experience working on cars (going to UTI for auto-tech training). Just checking for signs of things to come. Thanks.
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