I finally picked up a 1st gen legacy sedan! Under the condition the car will overheat after 15 minutes of drive time.
P.O. said water pump and radiator were replaced last fall but still overheats,been sitting since then.
I was hoping for the best and figured it had an air pocket stuck in the cooling system.
After a quick check of fluids and a battery,she fired right up. The EJ sounded smooth.I checked the tires, newer federal formozas all the way around. Convenient!
I didnt give too muck of a codswallop at that point, I offered him $300. He said thats exactly what he was hoping for! COOL! title signed! keys in hand! Que empty wallet!
I proceeded to make a plan with a friend of mine, I gave him the keys to my EA82, and told him to follow closely.
The fellow interrupted me to say "the tabs are expired,you are aware? I would recommend trailing it."
Its no biggie to me, I had faith I would make the 15-20 mile trip home. So off I went.
Of course it was dark and raining, a perfect time to inspect and drive an unfamiliar car.
I DID NOT EXPECT A POWERHOUSE!!!!!!!!! WOAH DOGGY!!!!! DO NOT DRIVE A 5 SPEED EJ22 LIKE ITS YOUR OLD EA82!
Lets just say my friend couldnt follow closely,.I know I should take it easy on a new car but wow! 3K rpm launches! casually hitting 80mph. WTF!OOPS!
Im glad I made it home trouble free. the car never got hot running it like I did , even sitting at long red lights. I now understand the love for an EJ!! And fuel injection!!!
Anyway,the next day I drained filled and burped the neglected cooling system and went for a drive. She codswalloping got hot after about 20 minutes of cruising
For knowledge sake I decided I would remove the engine from the car and inspect it. It appears the cooling system was constantly topped off with just plain ol water,leaving mineral deposits through out.
Thanks for reading.