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Old 05-28-14, 08:42 PM   #1
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Old 05-28-14, 10:10 PM   #2
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Sounds pretty minor work really if the interior is 10/10 and only has tiny rust, thats a good price.
Hopefully just an exhaust gasket, timing belt, plugs if they are misfiring, bit of body work and you'll have a nice car, 98+ cars are sweet.
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Sounds like a decent deal. But don't forget cam/crank seals. Most likely they weren't done last time. Just did this to my LS. Both cams seal were leaking badly at 242K miles. Fortunately I did it myself for under $100. For you cam seal replacement is more involved because of vvt-i. You are nuts if you're planning to take to mechanic for repairs.
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For that price get it and let your boy do the work. You can't loose IMO.
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Old 05-29-14, 05:32 AM   #6
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Sounds like you've got a good plan to get a sweet ride at pretty low cost. Go for it.
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I think you have a winner... my 99 had 23+K on it, when I got it and the first TB/WP was done at Sewell at 130K, I now have 239+ plan on doing it soon.... just been reading up on the cam seals
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KA8 - I have not owned a '98, but I understand that the cams have to be removed to replace the seals (not like your '93). So unless they are leaking, they are not usually replaced.
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I'm going to do a cam seal how-to for the 98-00 VVT-I soon. I just finished this job and I have lots of pics.
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A Gen 2.5 for 2k?

Sounds like a screaming deal to me. You can barely find Gen 1s for that in my region!

The rust always scares the #$%^ outta me, but the price is right and the LS might be the only car in the World save for an F150 that I would buy with 200k+ on the ODO.
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Yeah that's a damn good deal. Even really horrible gen 2.5s still go for $4500 around here
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It looks good, make sure nothing is blocking the sensor on the drivers side right next to the windshield.
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Interior appears as if a civilized human being was looking after it.
A very good deal indeed. Congrats.
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great deal, though the phone and nav really isn't a plus. can't complain though on black on black!
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