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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:16 pm 
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So my friend goes to me "I wana buy a VN". "I said, don't be a fag, get some class and buy a falcon."
So he decides he wants an EA (cos he only wants to spend like 2500 MAX).
Then he says "you know fords, come iwth me and check this one out".
It's from some random used car dealership, which I'm totally not cool with, it's 190000km's on the clock <probably wound back> and they want 2600.

What should I look at when I check it and are there any better options? keep in mind he wants to buy the car and be done with it, not buy a fixer upper or an unregistered car you know how it is. thanks all.
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:19 pm 
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any major leaks around the head gasket. if its cooking water after a run, oil leeks on the ground just all the usal s**t. most important is to ckeck that the head doesnt need doing
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:20 pm 
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headgasket and any coolent leaks. 3.9's had the worst rep for them. Also whining diff.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:05 pm 
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dude, 2600 for an EA?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:14 pm 
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Buy a EBII or ED for that price these days.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:21 pm 
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check all the bushes and suspension make sure it wasnt run on LPG and was run on coolant not water! way too much for an ea ed much better option and for an extra few thou buy an ef/el pick an decent 1 up for unda 5
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 8:24 pm 
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I think fellony has a VERY nice EA MPFI forsale still. 2.6k Is extremely exspensive. If you dont mind a little work goto the auctions. My work gets EL's for around the 2k mark that only need a little work ($500) worth and i think thats quite abit better then a EA ;)

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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:10 pm 
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i completely agree with you guys, but he just wants to buy something and drive it. I reckon 2600 is ridiculous for an EA. He doesn't have any ideas with cars, and I can't ne f**k workign on his as well as mine.
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 9:15 pm 
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also he has absolutely no more than 2600
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:09 pm 
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is it a manual? or auto? dont bother with the autos
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Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:47 pm 
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he can't drive a manual... fag
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 4:15 am 
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All EA falcons are rubbish now, tell ya mate to look for a series II EB falcon with the 4litre motor. They are so much better, better build quality, engine, gearbox, engine wiring, etc.............
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:42 am 
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ball joints, uni joints, head (as above) rockers (open oil cap) if it was lifters, suspensions (as above) Speedo (KM stop clocking over) bonnet struts, boot leaks and RUST

They are still some REALLY nice EA's out on the rd, and parts a plenty of parts around
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Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:31 pm 
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what a waste of time. he wrote down a whole bunch of places, half of the cars were totally f**k, the rest were overpriced.
Some d**k wanted $3990.00 for a carby f**k EA!!!
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Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 2:10 pm 
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hey
ya dont need a 4.0! 3.9 r just as quick on the strip.
and dont be a softy and get a manual u'll be way betta off with a manual un less u r gunna spend big $$$ 2 get a 4 spd 2 do good time's!!! if ya dont cook them they r as reliable. my ea has only had the head gasket done once in 208000 km's and still goin strong

 

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