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 Post subject: God Dam EA - Advice wanted !!
Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 9:39 am 
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The car: 1990 EA II SPack, 300,000k's, Head just replaced, as well as diff with ED parts, New shocks all round.. Needs new brakes, and suspension looked at theres something not right with it...

Just went to see my NEW mechanic to get a price on replacing the timing chain and tensioner.... $500 for that, thats taking off the timing case and making sure everything in there is A OK... Only trouble is he told me that due to the last mechanic f**k up the timing chain and wrecking it and the tensioner, there is something to do with the distributor that is probably worn also, and to fix this the engine needs to be taken apart and might as well do a rebuild while its apart... At a cost of about $3000...

What are peoples thoughts on this one... Rebuild, secondhand engine... Drive it into the ground... If it were your car what would you do ?

**My current situation doesnt allow for me to get a loan, as my work contract runs out in 3 weeks and im unemployed after that at the moment...**
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:41 am 
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Drive it into the ground man... then when the motor goes, grab a second handy from a wreckers for $1k ~ $1.5k.
I went for a rebuild on my EA, it was the stupid option, never felt the same again... plus they made me upgrade all my cooling system etc, otherwise I had no warranty.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 10:42 am 
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Your best bet would be to see how many times to can go sideways before you crash it and then push it into the closest river.
A car with 300k sounds like a lot of parts will be worn, cooling system for one.

I'd recommend saving up for an ED/EF for 3-5 grand.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:00 am 
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Funny you say that. Theres a nice ED for sale near where i live... Its in mint condition lol... Thing is its exactly the same as the missus' car... lol

As for saving up goes, im trying to save at the moment for a Bond so i can move to Melbourne...

The Datto 120y i got at home is looking like the better option at the moment !
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:35 pm 
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ROFL, a 120Y?????? wow u must be desperate.
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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 4:05 pm 
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hey those datos just keep on going

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:54 pm 
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And the good old toyotas last even longer :D

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:55 pm 
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hahah datto, lol.
you can't kill em!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:10 pm 
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lol not even if you tried :P as far as cars go though, look in the for sale section here, you might find a pearler of a bargian :D, then sell the ea ;) everyones a winner :D

 

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 Post subject: Re: God Dam EA - Advice wanted !!
Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:31 pm 
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if u love the car run it to the ground and buy a second hand engine i work at a a reckers and yo will get on a lot cheaper with a less kms even though ea's are s**t i went from a ea to a ed and it was the best thing i did
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