the whole point of warning not to pay too much is there for the member buying benefit, not the benefit of non member trying to sell something that is likely in their way, something they have not fixed, cannot fix and they have the advantage of knowing just how much was wrong with it when they stopped spending money on it, or forgotten. And don't go fixing it on their place before agreeing and paying for it - some might take it off the market or bump the price !
Mine came with purchase receipts as used $6,990 and at least $3k of receipts for work and stuff done, put onto it, plus a second hand engine with a warranty tab - all this and they covered 30,000km in their ownership. I scored it for price of new tarp and another tailgate if I could find one, still think paid too much for it, and owner was happy for the space and shelter for their family car
I pulled heads off an EA81 that sat at least 9 years, and longer since it was from a wrecker before that. Inside the coolant passages, everywhere was a greenish lump of crystalised coolant and block linings - found a hole the size of half a Jimmy Carter special corroding away on face of head.
All rubber grease boots rot out on ball joints and tie rods, steering racks and CV's too if unlucky after many years of sitting about..
Rear shocks and front struts tend to flog out just sitting about too ..
Or have you bought it now ??
Oh yeah, warning, warning - guess why I have the heads off my EA8189 Brumby - I tried to start it on the fuel in the tank, turn it over on the oil in the sump. Drained the fuel, used 90 psi to blow the crud off the filter mesh inside the tank at the pick up, fresh fuel, no oil change, finally got it running, parked it five months to find at least two inlet valves gunked up tight on me, causing pushrods to bend rear most inlet valves either side. This black stuff all over valve guide was sticky tar like, said to be from old oil - yet still stunk of stale fuel. heads off, faced on 240 emery paper on 6mm glass to perfectin thanks to the thread instruction on this site, valves been popped out, cleaned up and lubed with vaseline, reassembled and almost ready to start
Inside the tank - barnacle encrusted brown crud, black crud everywhere - needs acid wash, carb soda neutralise at least before putting into service, I think fresh fuel might dissolce some tar gunks and continue to contaminate fuel.
By now, besides why it stopped in fitrt place you might find corrosion in electrical connections and FL's
Edited by jono, 20 June 2014 - 05:55 PM.