Carrera4 Reader
Oct. 31, 2010 8:19 a.m.

Depends. How much to pick it up?

Mikey52_1 HalfDork
Oct. 31, 2010 9:23 a.m.
Carrera4 wrote: Depends. How much to pick it up?

NO, I'm almost certain that's not what he meant...

docwyte Reader
Nov. 1, 2010 8:59 a.m.

Oil pan gaskets, clutches, front oil seals and belts, etc. The belts need to be changed every 30k miles. If it isn't documented, DO THEM. The clutch is a serious PITA to replace, try to buy a car with a recently replaced one. Same thing with the oil pan gasket.

These are fun cars that if mildly neglected will cost you a TON of money to set back right.

snipes Reader
Nov. 1, 2010 11:05 a.m.
stumpmj Dork
Nov. 1, 2010 11:13 a.m.

And they like to eat the #2 rod bearing when run on the track. Additions like a baffeled oil pan, crank scraper, etc help but don't seem to completely cure the problem. When the rod bearings spin, the cylinder liners scuff and then you need a new block since the bores are Nikasil (sp?) plated.

16vCorey SuperDork
Nov. 1, 2010 12:55 p.m.
snipes wrote: don't you need an very expensive tool to do that timing belt ever 30,000 mile? $450 on ebay

I've done plenty of them without it and never had a problem.

dean1484 Dork
Nov. 1, 2010 3:17 p.m.

This may help:

Add an Accusump (as I did) and the whole #2 rod bearing thing goes away. about a $200-300 fix.

Old photo from my car. I have updated things (zip ties don't pass tech)

Great track car. By today's standards a bit heavy but HPDE and general track fun it is a great car.

Wait.. . . ya they suck!!!! Don't get it!!!! By not purchasing you are keeping the prices of these cars deflated so I can own them all!!!!

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