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 Post subject: Buying a BA Turbo Ute what to look for??
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 7:08 pm 
Parts Gopher
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Im looking at buying a ute for work, one in particular is the BA Turbo Ute
Is there anything that I should be aware of when buying one
Please tell me everything you guys know about them
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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Turbo Ute what to look for??
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 9:40 pm 
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five speed manuals are very average..
diff bushes have been known to flog out in the sedans..
door lock actautors become brittle and break

 

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Turbo Ute what to look for??
Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:21 pm 
Getting Side Ways
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Ride: Xr6 Turbo

Location: Melbourne
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owned one and known problems...............

diff - become loose and tend to need to be re built.
Brake shudder - replace rotors, pads - or machine them
6 stacker jam's cd's
door acutactors fail - replace them if they break
mine was a 5spd and handled 300rwkw fine
turbo manifold stud's & bolts come loose, replace with cone locks


looking for rubber in the rear wheel arches. check the spare tyre, look for purple in the rotors showing quick heat cycle's ( hard breaking ) listen for loud turbo bearings. and just the normal other things ;)

but every turbo has hard some form of hard work. why else would you buy a powerful car?????

 

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 Post subject: Re: Buying a BA Turbo Ute what to look for??
Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:53 pm 
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thank you lil_lilcon for that remark about you having had a 5spd and it handled 300rwkw easy.
it gets very repetitive for a 5spd owner when you constantly hear people bagging the 5spd gearboxes on this forum.
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