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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:36 pm 
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i know the AUs had the upgraded head gaskets but do they still blow on the AUs as compared to the EF/ELs?

im looking at buying a new daily and i would like a car that dosnt have the head gasket problem.

any other problems to look out for in AUs?

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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:54 pm 
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au have minor dramas like the rest of cars around.. a decent looked after AU wouldn't have much dramas,, i am sure a au would do a head gasket sometime in it's life time (like very high kms)

 

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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:03 pm 
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I have heard AU Taxis have clocked the odometer once without blowing a head gasket...maybe even clocked twice. But I have only heard this.

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Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:09 pm 
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you would still have to watch out for cooling system corrosion around the water jackets and previous overheating...AU is now 10 years old...there obviously would be a lot of s**t out there and not just the high K cars

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:32 pm 
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any gasket will blow or leak at some time in its life.

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:13 pm 
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phongus wrote:
I have heard AU Taxis have clocked the odometer once without blowing a head gasket...maybe even clocked twice. But I have only heard this.

phong =P~


can confirm this :)

when i worked with scott there was a few AU taxis with 1mil + kms factoryhead gasket :)

sure it had a new rad or 2 and about 3 trannys

 

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Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:03 pm 
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my xr hasn't been opened and it's got 250 on it. My old mans au I fairmont had the same when he got rid of it.

 

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