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Wanted: EX Owner - Florida Blue Convertible S5 License plate "Te

Old 01-17-2007, 04:02 PM
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Blue Florida S5 Vert with plate "TeamFC3"



If this is wrong to post this move it somewhere or delete it, but i have some info for this owner.



My friend bought this car from you, he sold me the engine out of it, he said it was an efi problem. He said the intake manifold wasnt tightened down when he took it off so it was an EFI and vacuum problem, well guess what else.



I filled it up with coolant after i put my manifolds on it torqued down the right way, and coolant started leaking out of the tranny, after screaming obscenities for a while i gave up until i had more time.



Well today after removing the tranny, i've found that EVERY LAST TENSION BOLT WAS HAND TIGHT. There was coolant leaking out of them. I torques them all down to 29 ft/lbs and the leaking has stopped and hopefully, i will not have any other issues.



However, the person who sold this car sold it as non-running, the one i bought the engine out of, so, if it was you who sold the car, who also built the engine, you are terrible, or the guy i bought it from lied(i dont think so since he has always been trustworty in the past), or, you need to go cuss out who you bought the engine from/paid to rebuild it and put it in and demand your money back.



I find it sickening that anyone would do something as careless as this when putting an engine together.
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:31 PM
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Your surprised you have problems from an engine sold as "non-running"?



Should have just rebuilt it, you were half way there...
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by RONIN FC' post='853736' date='Jan 17 2007, 05:31 PM

Your surprised you have problems from an engine sold as "non-running"?



Should have just rebuilt it, you were half way there...
It was rebuilt already. Brand new ported housings, RA seals, etc etc. I guess he torqued down the bolts once and didnt try again and they all ended up being loose in the end? I don't know. But it wasn't sold as non running, the car was sold as non running. It didnt run right for the obvious reason that the intake manifold wasnt on and the tension bolts were loose.
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:21 PM
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* S5 short block 500$obo

Newly rebuilt, RA apex seals, new side seals and springs, solid corner seals w/ 3rd gen springs, teflon coated O-rings.



Thats the ad for it



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Old 01-17-2007, 06:26 PM
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Take it apart..





Dont trust it, you could loose the whole thing to damage.....If it isnt already.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:08 PM
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The price alone should have scared you
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by banzaitoyota' post='853781' date='Jan 17 2007, 08:08 PM

The price alone should have scared you


Indeed.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:16 PM
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Take it apart and inspect everything then put it back together.
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Old 01-17-2007, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by TehMonkay' post='853756' date='Jan 17 2007, 07:03 PM

I don't know. But it wasn't sold as non running, the car was sold as non running. .








you buy something not running and as-is that you bought from someone who got it non-running and as-is-



did you think it would magically start up for you and not the other 2 before you?
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