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to XT turbo or not to XT turbo
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:16 AM
Thanks in advance to whoever replies!
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:26 AM
Is it a stick or auto?
the clicking axle can be remedied by putting in a new one.. they can be had for about $55 at www.cvaxles.com
Check for maintenance.. the timing belts should be changed every 55k or so.. while doing that, its a good idea to do the water pump too.. and cam and crank seals if they are leaking..
Lifter tick is common.. 2 major causes are old oil pump gaskets, which can be dealt with while doing the timing belts... and crud build up in the lifters, which can be dealt with by flushing with your favorite brand of detergent.
if it runs well, and is in decent shape.. for $500, I say go for it.. you live in the rust belt, so its doubtful that you are going to find a completely rust free soob.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:35 AM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 01:43 AM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 07:18 AM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 10:13 AM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 11:21 AM
when he says detergent he means some form of oil additive that will break down the gunk and let it be drained on the next oil change
and not laundry detergent .. silly calebz hehe
stuff like marvel mystery oil , seafoam , automatic tranny fluid works also ,
lets see what else.... there are otehr specific brands
but usually walk into your favorite parts place tell them you have a car that needs some kind of engine flush type junk for the oil and they will have a few suggestions
i think most of use use marvel mystery oil or seafoam but i could be wrong
i know i use the marvel stuff and seafoam
btw seafoam is a brand name but they have many products like for adding to gas to clean injectors ,adding to oil to break loose the gunk stuff to add to the tranny ect
anyways i got a car to go cut up and modify hope at least one of these idea's help you become a new /used subie owner
and ignore my idiotic rambling i use it to hide my true intelligence .... yeah right
Posted 28 March 2004 - 05:16 PM
Posted 28 March 2004 - 09:13 PM
Just watch your speed too....my biggest ticket came in one. 93 in a 55 that won't impress the folks....sure as heck made mine mad as heck.
Posted 28 March 2004 - 11:35 PM
Posted 29 March 2004 - 09:46 PM
The only drawback to XT's are that parts are harder to come by. GL/DL models are a dime a dozen......the XT's are fairly rare. BTW.....I am refering to Junkyard availability. I imagine you can still find lots of new/aftermarket parts at many many places.
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