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Old 10-25-2007, 09:36 PM
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New car, bad results

My roommate's been searching for a new car for a while, and when this popped up on Craig's List, we jumped at looking at it. It's basically identical to mine. '92 SI. It's in "fair" shape (repainted, but somewhat poorly, needs some cleaning, but the interior's alright). He listed it as having jumped time, $900. We looked at it, liked it, and offered $800, which he accepted. He was even nice enough to tow it back to our house (20 minute drive). Now, as soon as he leaves, I jump into it. I figure I can slip the old belt back in time and compression test from there. I get the valve cover off and spin the motor by hand and notice that the timing marks line up perfect. Wondering what was really wrong, I put it together and turned it over. You could hear something wasn't quite right. It spun too easy, like it had no compression. I hooked up the compression tester and got 145 on #1 and 120 on #2. Started on #3, 0 PSI. I held the light up while we turned it over, and the piston wasn't moving. I took a long extension and a hammer, tapped it, and it fell. Didn't even feel like testing #4. I don't think I'll be driving it tonight. I called the guy to ask him what shop told him it was out of time, and he said Lamber's Automotive, which is the local junk yard . I'm just gonna stick an F22 in it for now. They're only $125 and it'll get it moving (especially with the H23 transmission), but, for now, it sits in the driveway







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Old 10-25-2007, 09:48 PM
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****. still not a bad find for $800.........

sucks about motor. common for that 3rd rod to bite it though.
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"out of time" haha

at least you got it for a pretty good price!! keep us updated!
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thats not too bad at all the body looks like its straight, so 800 for a decent looking car with potential is pretty good in my book
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I have to say it's still a nice pickup for 8 bills. Forget the f22, forget that Accord motor...save up for the H man...
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I have to say it's still a nice pickup for 8 bills. Forget the f22, forget that Accord motor...save up for the H man...
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