Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic
5/15/12 1:31 a.m.

I'm gonna go look at a 86 Yugo GV in the near future, where do these cars like to rust? Anything else to look for other than normal used car type stuff (check fluids, clutch, steering play, shocks, etc.)?

SyntheticBlinkerFluid
SyntheticBlinkerFluid SuperDork
5/15/12 2:08 a.m.

They usually rust bad in the rear wheel wells and strut towers.

Find out when the timing belt was changed last.

novaderrik
novaderrik SuperDork
5/15/12 2:53 a.m.

i thought they were made out of rust right out of the factory..

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic New Reader
5/15/12 4:13 a.m.

The car in question also has a stuck rear hatch, making it a fun job checking for rust in the rear. Any suggestions about that?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
5/15/12 7:29 a.m.

Also check the rear hatch. Mine is rusted there along the lip as well as the strut towers and the floorboards.

RossD
RossD UltraDork
5/15/12 7:56 a.m.

Would the more pertinent qustion be: Where do I look for steel?

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
5/15/12 8:05 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: The car in question also has a stuck rear hatch, making it a fun job checking for rust in the rear. Any suggestions about that?

If the rear hatch is stuck, I would guess there is rust around the rear strut towers.

JThw8
JThw8 UberDork
5/15/12 8:12 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: where do these cars like to rust?

They aren't choosy, they'll rust anywhere, your garage, your driveway, a field.... Honestly though I've owned 3, northeast sourced Yugos. One was in a junkyard and the other 2 were sitting in a field behind a garage and none of them were rusted. Just lucky I guess

Kenny_McCormic wrote: Anything else to look for other than normal used car type stuff (check fluids, clutch, steering play, shocks, etc.)?

TIMING BELT TIMING BELT TIMING BELT. Its an interference motor. If its been sitting and/or the belt hasnt been changed recently (and the only recent change I trust is the one I've done or watched being done in front of me) Change the belt and tensioner at the same time or you'll be doing the job again in a few weeks.

jstein77
jstein77 Dork
5/15/12 9:30 a.m.

How much are they paying you to take it away?

JThw8
JThw8 UberDork
5/15/12 10:42 a.m.
jstein77 wrote: How much are they paying you to take it away?

I wish it were still the case....free/cheap Yugos are quickly becoming a thing of the past.

Of the 3 I mentioned above, all from about 7 years ago, the junkyard car was $100 and ran and drove, the other 2 were giveaways.

Now if I can even find one its usually $500-$800 for a non runner and $1000+ for anything that runs. And then there's the cabrios, $10,000 and up most of the time they come on the market.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
5/15/12 10:59 a.m.

In reply to JThw8:

http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/2989714060.html

Like this. A cabrio with 7 other cars. $12500.

I got my two for $600.

JThw8
JThw8 UberDork
5/15/12 1:52 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote: In reply to JThw8: http://scranton.craigslist.org/cto/2989714060.html Like this. A cabrio with 7 other cars. $12500. I got my two for $600.

Sweet mother of god.....If I had the money I'd own them all. Under the dust that cabrio looks pretty sweet.

I wonder if he wants a Wartburg...and a miata, and a motorcycle

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
5/15/12 1:55 p.m.

In reply to JThw8:

Did you get my PM about the KYBs?

JThw8
JThw8 UberDork
5/15/12 3:48 p.m.
93EXCivic wrote: In reply to JThw8: Did you get my PM about the KYBs?

I did, apologies, reply forthcoming, Im overseas and buried in work, every time I sit down to send an email something else pops up :)

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
5/15/12 3:52 p.m.
JThw8 wrote:
93EXCivic wrote: In reply to JThw8: Did you get my PM about the KYBs?

I did, apologies, reply forthcoming, Im overseas and buried in work, every time I sit down to send an email something else pops up :)

No worries. I have just had problems with PMs not going through before.

Fit_Is_Slo
Fit_Is_Slo HalfDork
5/15/12 6:16 p.m.

In response to the OP

YES

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic New Reader
5/16/12 12:57 a.m.

Anybody know where I can source a service manual? Will a Fiat 128 manual work?

JThw8
JThw8 UberDork
5/16/12 2:22 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: Anybody know where I can source a service manual? Will a Fiat 128 manual work?

There's a seller on ebay that usually has reproductions.

93EXCivic
93EXCivic UltimaDork
5/16/12 7:15 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: Anybody know where I can source a service manual? Will a Fiat 128 manual work?

Yugoparts.com carries the factory service manual. Also you can find the Haynes manual on Amazon.

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