2nd Generation Specific 1986-1992 Discussion

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Old 01-21-2006, 12:36 PM
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im thinking of buying a 91 turbo 2...

my question is , other than the apex seals beingh a common rotary issue.

are there any other issuse about the car i need to consider??
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Old 01-21-2006, 01:24 PM
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No different than any other car really; mileage, has it been wrecked, has it been serviced regularly, etc. Asking a seller the condition of the apex seals is like asking someone to predict the weeks winning lottery numbers, not going to happen. If the odometer is reading 160,000 or higher and the original engine is still in the car odds are a rebuild may be in your near future, it's a 15 year old car, it's gonna have 15 year old car problems, if the asking price is a token amount plan on spending X amount of dollars to bring it back to life, X being what your plans are for the car and what it will cost to get you there.

Even if it is cherry, fight for a lower price, it could be a can of worms once you get it home and tear into it.
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Old 01-21-2006, 05:46 PM
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I have heard that if the coolent wasent changed regulary OR if it has been over heated that the water O-rings could blow. The oil control rings are know to go out and cause nasty smoking and of course the apex seals.. on a N/A engine you dont need to worry as much, But on a turbocharged engine they are more prone to break due to detonation..



If it has a high mileage engine you might be planning on a rebuild
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Old 01-21-2006, 10:07 PM
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ask about the maintenece upkeep. if you do a compression check look for linear or even readings, drive the car listen and feel, ect.. don't let the excitement of buying the car overwhelm your good judgment. don't 'settle.' keeping your eyes and ears open should prevent buying a car that has skeletons in the closet.
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