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88 Tii (is This A Good Deal?)

Old 02-27-2005, 12:10 AM
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I found this 87 TII w/a fresh swap.............But the guy coulnt get it running!!! I went there and did a compression test and it reads abot 60psi in all 3 sides of both rotors w/ a regular snap on compression tester w/the valve stem removed and full open throrle? WTF could it be? the car is been sitting there 4 about 1 year......It has a S5 core w/88 engine management/S5 intake manifold/Brand new stage 2 ACT clutch Never Used/clean light blue leather S5 interior/Custom mounted front maount(starion intercoller)...New shocks(tokico blues)and springs(eibach)....And the guy is selling it w/a bunch of spare parts ......2 S4 TII engine cores/ 1 turbo/ 1 S4 TII intake manifold /1 S5 TII intake manifold/ 2 stock intercoolers/ 87 TII tranny(needs a rebuild) and Even a Honda GSR B18 head.....The guy really needs to sell the car and clean his garage.......BTW the car has a clean title and he paid all the registration fees /Just have to get it smogged and running! I think its a good deAL But i really dunno wath is wrong w/ the motor???? Is that compression OK???Cuz i think you should get at least 90psi.....Anyone? Should i buy it? He wants $1500 firm..... Oh and the car has S5 tail lights rear and front bumpers and mirrors
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:15 AM
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Sorry I meant 87 not 88
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:25 AM
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As long as the motor is not blow Ide do it. Just IMO.
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:37 AM
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So do you think 60 psi is normal or OK compression B/Ci've been told that w/a normal comp tester /i will get about 20% less than the actual reading /Plus the car is hella cold...and if i pull the trailing plugs out i hear the compression is preety even in all 3 sides I dunno what to do
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If its even compression thats a good sign.
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Originally Posted by Seppuku' date='Feb 27 2005, 12:04 AM
If its even compression thats a good sign.

Thanks!!! BTW i am getting drunk w/ corona and i dont give a **** if people call it armadillo pess i LOVE CORONA
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Sounds like a good deal to me.



If the car's been sitting, you need to make sure the battery is fully charged and the gas is reasonably fresh.



60 is definitely low, but probably not unheard of in a fresh rebuild. Remember that the compression readings will increase with cranking speed, so this may have had something to do with it.
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60 is low, but compression testers vary, and the # will vary with cranking speed.



$1500 is a good price for all that crap though, running or not
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Originally Posted by j9fd3s' date='Feb 27 2005, 01:43 PM
60 is low, but compression testers vary, and the # will vary with cranking speed.



$1500 is a good price for all that crap though, running or not

Kool thanks guys
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Originally Posted by 1988RedT2' date='Feb 27 2005, 12:29 PM
Sounds like a good deal to me.



If the car's been sitting, you need to make sure the battery is fully charged and the gas is reasonably fresh.



60 is definitely low, but probably not unheard of in a fresh rebuild. Remember that the compression readings will increase with cranking speed, so this may have had something to do with it.

Thats it!!! The battery was relocated to the hatch and we are using some crappy *** battery charger I'm getting 85 now
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