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Posted by Ethan on May 27, 2002 at 14:34:56:

In Reply to: what's that goo? posted by chris on May 27, 2002 at 14:04:01:

It's used to seal the engine during shipping from Germany, but yellows badly with age. There is a product that will remove it, but I have no idea what it is.

What's up with the plug wires? At very least you should zip tie them in a neat bundle to prevent RF interference getting into your radio, but I do see ground wires, so maybe you have no problem.


Can anyone comment about the seeming staining of the valve cover here. Is it normal residual buildup from acceptable emissions?Is it a signal of a leak somewhere? Were any given this coleration from the factory? Were others which appear bright just washed regularly? In all my searching for one to buy. Since i missed on a member's a few months ago,this is the one most appealing by virtue of the mileage, price and location . A southern car gives me a lot of comfort being from the northeast.One more question, I can't say i have any disposable income and i would be mortgeging my no mortgage condo to buy ,is there any manifest rule with this car where certain parts regularly fail and if so what should i be prepared to replace in the near future. Thanks ,an addict.

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