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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:05 pm 
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Am looking at buying 2002 AU3 I6 Auto wagon on factory gas. Done 220,000 kms.
Price $7000.
What pitfalls do I look for?

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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:07 pm 
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private sale or dealer ? i'd get an RAC check done on it if you can!

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:36 pm 
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Wholesaler.
Body is straight - good paint - new tyres. Interior needs detail.
Subject to RAC to check Tuesday.
Had auto checked out this morning - no leaks etc - is fine just needs flush.
Hard start cold - i think i could hear a spark when trying to start.
Just has the obligatory engine oil weep between head & timing cover.

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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:33 pm 
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any service history? i have a AU2 ute on factory gas here and it don't have a service history and it had been trouble ever since.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:26 am 
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As a matter of interest - does it take longer to crank & start a LPG car ?
I think you need to create a vacuum on the intake stroke to fill manifold & cylinder with gas. As opposed to petrol where the fuel is injected directly?
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:47 am 
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A lot of gas cars need a few cranks before they fire, especially with the older systems. Might be an idea to check the gas tank has current tags on it.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:24 pm 
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Is there a particular engine oil you need to use for these things?
Is there someone in Perth who is good for service on these?

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