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Posted by michael on January 17, 2002 at 19:12:18:

In Reply to: newbie question posted by Mark Douglas on January 17, 2002 at 13:25:36:

There are LOTS of posts on maintainence, typical issues etc. Get the one that has been serviced by a GOOD shop, has been loved (no sh#t, i'm serious), and has more then the minimum maintaince. A heavily tracked car is riskyer than a straight street car. There is a lot talk as to if/when the timing chain and guides need to be replaced. Some say 150,000, some say 250,000, who knows. If the leak down is under 8%, compression is over 200 lbs and within 7.5%, the engine is most likly solid. Avoid all rust, period. Have the prospective car looked over by a good shop, before you buy. this board can recommend one in your area.

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