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Re: (Novice) Standard PS flui
> GBR> I just bought an '84 5000S (non-turbo, non-Q) quite cheaply;
> Cheap is relative, whats the mileage? Around here 1984 5KSs
> with good cosmetics can be had for $250-$600. Is it an
> Automatic or a Stick?
US$350, body has some dents, automatic (say hello to high highway RPMs..).
> Sounds like the manifold bolts, MAJOR PITA (pain in the A$$)
i.e. broken-off exhaust manifold bolts?
> weight in Silver. The entire hydraulic system, which on
> the 5000 includes the power steering pump, expen$ive
> hoses, steering rack, accumlator (bomb), has to be
Hmm. I was hoping for 'replace all seals, also all non-metal
hoses.' Would that be worth a try?
> GBR> -the upper-middle-of-the-instrument-cluster brake warning light
> On the 1984 model the low brake fluid and the low
> Pentosin Hydraulic Mineral Oil reservoir share the
> same warning light.
Hmm. Coming to think of it, there is a connector with no cable
going to it on top of the Pentosin reservoir.
The brake fluid looks fresh and full enough (color is a pale
yellow-amberish, quite transparent. Is that the right type
of brake fluid? :)
What else would the light be warning about?
(No sensor --> light on?)
IF I can find that wire, what value should the sensor give
for OK conditions (or, what should I put on the wire to simulate
an OK-saying sensor to see if anybody else is triggering the light?)
> weak points. Based on your experience with
> the previous owner, I'm willing to bet the
> car also needs a heater core, blower motor,
> water pump, timing belt change, a tie rod
> or two, ball joints, strut bearings....etc.
Well, he didn't have too much of a clue.
I wouldn't go to the trouble of finding a roll of duct
tape to fix the broken-off end of a $2 windshield
wiper - which was only loosely sticking to the arm -
myself, but he sure did.
The stereo (Sony digital AM/FM, cass. with autoreverse,
maybe one of the more valuable components of the car)
works all the way again, after I plugged in one speaker
where the wires had fallen off...
A/C is broken ("disconnected for more power; I don't use it" -
this is Massachusetts, but it's still a lame line).
Heater works very nicely, electronic controls seem OK
(though I don't have the wheather for indepth testing right now).
Is the electronic A/C control module worth saving/selling
if this car goes to the junk yard rather too soon? :)
The power mirrors are a curiosity - on both, pushing either left/right
or up/down produces only left-right movement...