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Old 01-08-2011, 03:27 PM   #1
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I have a '00 SSEi with 110k miles. Had a bad LIM gasket issue. Crankcase filled with coolant. Did complete LIM gasket repair, replaced radiator, flushed crankcase 3 times with new oil and filter each time. Used Seafoam during first 2 flushes. Car runs fine for about 10 - 15 minutes and starts to over heat. Replaced thermostat twice. Oil pressure fluctuates from 10 to max while warming up. Assuming that a bearing or something is damaged and engine will need a rebuild. Plan to sell car and want to get some advise on what a fair value of the car would be. Car also needs Steering wheel position sensor and drivers side inner CV joint replaced. I live in the California. SF South Bay area. Any feedback would be appreciated.
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ok other than mechanical issues what is the condition of the rest of the car? interior exterior body and such? does it have hood herpes/. fuel door rot? water leaks? that would help us help you figure out what a fair price would be.
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Rest of the car is good to excellent shape. Paint is in good shape for a 11 year old car. No rot anywhere. Seal on sunroof isn't the great but it does not leak. Always garaged in California.
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Oh, transmission was rebuilt at 75k miles.
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according to KBB in fair condition would be $4500 but since the motor is in possible need of replacement and the other things if people are not doing the fixes themselves i would shoot for maybe $2800 for her honestly. if i had the cash right now i would take her off your hands and have some fun with her. but this is in no way saying sell her for that just an estimate of what i would think it to be worth if i were to buy it
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Steve, Thanks for the input. I appreciate it.
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With a bad engine, getting even $2000 might be hard. Most people don't want to buy a car and fix it. $2800 is a fair price, but getting that will be hard. Should be able to pick up a salvage yard engine for $800 or so. Rent a engine hoist, and spend a weekend swapping the engine. If you can turn a wrench and a screwdriver, you can change a engine.
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