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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:15 pm 
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Im going around on friday having at look at some au motors that im going to be working on next year.

just wondering if i could get some tips on things to looks for?

obviously i don't expect them to be perfect inside, but i don't want a complete bomb either...what types of things should i looks for?

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:53 pm 
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I think a good way to tell a motors health or K's (roughly) look under the oil cap for a silver colour .... If its dark brown or black stay away...

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:09 pm 
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When you say your going to be working on it? What do you mean? If your gunna rebuild it surely it only needs to be in reasonable condition?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:22 pm 
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yes i will be rebuilding it. Thanks for the oil cap tip, will keep it in mind
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Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:30 pm 
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One major factor for a stuffed engine is corrosion so if the engine is still in the car, Look at the cooling system and see if it has anti-corrosive coolant in it.

 

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