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Hi, I just bought a TQC!
Hi, folks I'm new. Well, sort of, I was on the list a while back to help my
brother get his 4kq back on the road but signed off due to the volume of mail
and my sibling's slow progress. But I just bought a 1983 TQC so I'm back on
board. It's gobi beige with 140k miles on it (although the speedo cable
recently, according to the owner, broke so it's probably a little more) and I
paid $3500. The body is a little rough with one really noticeable ding, a few
rust spots, and a lot of cracking paint/clearcoat(I dunno). The interior is
also rough. Mechanically I think it's ok, it runs well but...
-The rear brakes don't work at all, they are black with lots of rust.
-I have a gas leak about one foot inside of the rear left wheel, which I
haven't really checked out yet but it only leaks when it sits as far as I can
-I have a clunk if I get on the gas hard at low speeds, I think it's from the
rear. A common problem?
-Max boost is about 1.5 bar (absolute) as read from the stock guage. Is that
right, I thought I read somewhere that max boost should be 1.9 bar? How
accurate are the stock guages anyway?
That's all I can think of for now but I'm sure there will be more:) Sorry if
some of these issues have been covered thousands of times before, but as I
think you know, there is no search engine for the archives right now so if
you're tired of writing about low speed clunks just tell me to shut up and