[V8] the new guy
knealeski at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 15 03:06:02 PDT 2008
You'll have close to another grand into it if you do the timing belt, provided you do the work yourself and find loaners for the special tools. Add in several hundred either to have someone else do it or to purchase the special tools.
lundabo at msn.com wrote:
> Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:12:39 -0700> From: cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com> To: v8 at audifans.com> Subject: Re: [V8] the new guy> > Yeah, I figured I'd probably do the timing belt just to be safe since i have> no way of knowing if it's ever been done (often shops will write the mileage> on the timing cover somewhere). And I remember reading somewhere that the> original estimate was 90k, but was revised to 60k. Trust me, after owning a> Corrado for 8 years, I'm definitely used to researching.> > II haven't had a chance yet to see all where it's leaking from, but I agree> that someone probably put in regular "red" power steering fluid at some> point.> > From what I've ready so far, I've already gotten pretty excited about owning> this car, even with all the problems. However, I like the grey (Titanium)> color so much more and the 5spd just makes it that much better. Plus it> probably needs far less work than the one I already have.> > From what I've described so far, does it
sound like the $850 price tag on> mine worth it? I'm about $1400 into it so far ($850 to purchase, $350 in> parts, $100 for a shop to look at it, $100 title transfer). Should I keep> fixing it, or should I just part it and start over with a better one?> >
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