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Re: Need quick input on 89 200TQ purchase
I have an 89 200Q & used to own an '88 5000CSTQ, so I'll try to give
you some help...
> 1) Steer rack problems similar to earlier 5k?
I had to do mine (later style rack). About $280 from Blaufergnugen
with lifetime warranty.
> 2) Engine details-what hp rating in 1989? What differences from the 87 (MC).
Late '89's have higher compression & dual knock sensors I think. List
gurus will fill you in here...
> 3) Any thoughts/experience/opinions appreciated.
It is a much more "refined" car than the 5K - quieter cabin & much
nicer interior, better instrumentation (oil press guage) etc.
A lot of the essential mid-life work has been done on the car you're
looking at. When I got mine it needed rack, bomb, 2 oil pressure
sensors, thermostat, speedometer sensor, brake pads, some other bits
& pieces. Other than that it's been solid as a rock.
for $5200, I'd snatch their hand off if I were you.
> ([____]=====OOOO=====[____]) 87 5kcsTQ, 200k miles
> ]]]]]]][Mike Aiello][[[[[[ original owner
> Dutchess County, NY
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