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 Post subject: When do BA's usually do their head gasket?
Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:56 pm 
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Hi all.

I have a mate who knows absolutely nothing about cars.He's currently looking at buying a BA ex taxi with 230***km's on the clock.I'm just wondering if he were to buy it would he be looking at a head gasket going anytime in the near future?

What else should we be looking at while inspecting this car?(he has plans to look at it this afternoon/evening)

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:15 pm 
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From what ive read, and experienced... as good as never. They are nothing like the E series which go all the time.
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:18 pm 
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From what ive read, and experienced... as good as never. They are nothing like the E series which go all the time.


Unless youve done the right thing and run a metal gasket and take care of the head like its your own child.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:29 pm 
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an ex- taxi with only 230K on the clock?.. somthins not right there.

maybe its second time around the clock.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:42 pm 
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an ex- taxi with only 230K on the clock?.. somthins not right there.

maybe its second time around the clock.

apprarently it was a back up or so my mate was told.should be going to look at it in the next 1/2 hour or so

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:46 pm 
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Why would u get an ex taxi, get a half decent ba or bf, it's probably been around the clock twice

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:07 pm 
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its probably cheap as sin, thats why they wold be looking. A car the ½ a million people have arted in, spewed in sweated in, not all that apppealing to most of the market.

Mention Ex-Taxi and the market gets even shorter.

But an Ex-Taxi with ONLY 230,000 km's on it.. sounds fishy like the bankstown job that was on here a week or 2 ago.

 

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800'000km ex taxi with a 230'000km wrecker cluster i bet...
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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:18 pm 
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800'000km ex taxi with a 230'000km wrecker cluster i bet...

Sounds more like it.
There are other ways of telling if its true or not. Like wear on the inside door handles, door trims, steering wheel, seats etc.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:06 pm 
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so he brought the ex taxi.It really surprised me.Bugger all wear and tear inside.Hardly and rust and 236***kms.Was roughly $3000.We think we have found a slight problem though in the fuel gauge.After putting nearly 16 litres of gas in the gauge didn't move(oh by the way its factory gas).

He's not sure yet if he will keep it as we looked at a manual 1.6L pulsar(trust me he's a d***head and suited to the pulsar).He needs to find out when he gets of his red p's(sat in an auto so stuck in an auto til his greens).

But back to the ex taxi.I drove it and was quite happy with it.Its quite and got no noticeable engine noise or other noise either.So we will see how we go.Thanks for the comments guys.

 

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The fuel gauge in my BA was like that when I bought it. Ford eventually found it was set up wrong. As it turns out there are 4 different settings in the computer, sedan,wagon,Ute,and undefined. Mine had been set to undefined from factory. Meaning the gauge didn't know what size tank it was reporting on.

 

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He just brought it and wants to sell it ??? Lol

 

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He just brought it and wants to sell it ??? Lol

Maybe.As said it depends on when he can go for his greens.He wants to learn manual the pulsar is a manual.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:53 pm 
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Shoulda brought a manual falcon then

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:14 pm 
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I wouldnt worry about the head gasket, it really is a non issue with AU up.....

With a BA its easier and cheaper to buy another motor as there are plenty about.....
I would think its had another cluster unless the condition says otherwise but even that can be cleaned up.....

Think mines done around the 800k mark and still original donk.....

 

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