Originally Posted by willwren
We need to know the symptoms....
At that point, we can make some pretty good ground on your request.
Well, this is what I found out:
Rust is very very little … none on the inside door lower corners, none visible in the seam just outside of the trunk, the under side has no really visible heavy areas of rust … for 1993, under the hood things look pretty much rust free.
No dents on the outside of the car, paint is faded though.
Back lights have water/moisture in them … I guess this is to be expected … it is a Bonneville.
The interior is the worst of the whole car as far a cosmetics go. It is in very rough shape. Driver’* seat is torn and crack, all the buttons on the dash and counsel are full of dirt and crud … very ugly. I am told that all the buttons work except for the Traction Control on the counsel … the light is always on.
AC no longer blows cold air. The mates are so dirty I am wondering if they even exist.
Now he did start it for me, what I listened for was first the engine and if it had a second or two of knocking … just until the oil pressure got build up... It did Not. It sounded good. Was only able to run it for 10-15 second though … the Super Charger sounded bad … grinding or crunching from within the center part of the Supercharger, see picture SSEI_Eng2.jpg, the arrow points to where the sound it coming from. I didn’t have him run it very long at all as I didn’t want more damage done. That pretty much sums it up since I didn’t want to run it very long. The Supercharger does still turn though.
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He will sell it to me for $350.00
With all the features on this car … I would think if things do not work, it may be expensive to fix-up.
Like the suspension … does this thing have computer controlled suspension?
I looked at the Oil on the Dip stick … the oil looks like it is Over Filled by about two or three quarts.
The transmission looks like it is Over Filled by at least 2-3 pints….very dark red … more approaching brown color.
What do you guys think?
Thanks for any advice.
I am willing to put $1000.00 - $1500.00 into it if I would have a good car when I am done.