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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:49 pm 
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iam looking at buying for the right price a 94 nc fairlane giah 5L.
its not bad but km are getting up there at 290'000 on the 5L and auto
here's the problems it has
i cant see a coolant leak and it has a new water pump and looks like a new timing cover but i can smell coolant burning possible head gasket or welsh plugs if so where they located?
dident get hot
auto when cold shifts fairly hard till its warmed up oil condition is good does it just need a service asked around and should be able to adhjust up all right they reckon till the engine needs rebuilding anyway.
it has a slow leaking rear main seal doesent drop oil but has made the bellhousing oily
everything in the interia works but the front seat backs have around 2in of free travel
the l/h rear lec window is stuff and whouldent wind back up
the l/h front dident even work
the r/h one sorta worked
climate control works magic with everything working.
it needs shockers all round
abs works but pedal slowly goes to floor when activating is this normal i asked a mechanic mate he reckons it is?.
engine idles smooth has no knocks or rattles doesent blow smoke or seem to breath.

other problem is it has had what looks like a shoping car accident with the r/h rear which broke the lense and barly rippled the 1/4 panel but has droped the rear bar of its mount (the plastic outer)
previous owner also dident wash of some bird crap which has eaten into the clear down to the paint
but it steers good, goes good, stops good, sounds like a v8 if very muffled doesent look to bad.
and for the price i dont think ill do much better at $1800 no reg no rwc

i got some price's tail light $75 window regs $55
iam going to go with a jack and take a real good look over it on friday and make a final decission then but there are a couple of others to take a look at but there in same shape but cost 3/4 grand.

also it was recomend i take a close look at the welsh plugs on it now is there some inside the bellhousing bolt up

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:36 pm 
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sounds like it would be more of a drama car with all thats wrong with it.

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:37 pm 
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id give him $1500 for it.

sounds like it has had a pretty hard life.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 7:53 am 
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mate keep looking i picked my immaculate 5l nc with 150ks and one owner for 2g..

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:48 am 
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i know of a guy that bought a almost mint NC2 for 1300 he just wanted the motor for his 4wd i bought the door trims look around you should be able to get a better one for less.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:24 pm 
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well done the big run around today looking in all the car yards that i could find nc in and found 1 that might be
series 1 ltd but it dont look in any better condition then this other one but has done less km.
laughed at place when the biggest pos nc s1 that had 6g on it and was worth wreacker value.
and yeah ive been looking for a while but any good ones that come up down here are normaly rusted out :roll:
anyone know of any good ones down in vic?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:13 pm 
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i wouldnt be too worried about those things you pointed out. nearly all auto boxes in e-series falcons are a little rough when cold. as for oil leaks - most cars on the road have the same leaks. as long as it drives ok and pulls strong then its probably a decent buy.

most cars of that age need some work - its very hard to find ones that are in perfect condition.

 

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