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Old 09-16-2010, 09:07 PM   #1
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Hi.Im looking at a 98 lesabre with 90k here in michigan for $1700.The drivers rocker is rusted bad.A/c doesnt work.Thats the bad..The good is...really no other rust on the car(other rocker might be showing some).....heated mirrors, compass, dual power leather seats that are near mint..Duel climate control.....Do you think this is a good deal?..I know the series II has its problems but im willing to take a risk with the plenuim.Any input welcome.Thanks
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Only real problem with the engine is the LIM gaskets. I'd ask if the gaskets have been redone yet with the new updated aluminum ones.

Sounds decent as long as nothing else is wrong other than the one spot of rust.
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where is Michigan are u from? Im right by Lansing
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yeah im over by the kalamazoo area feel free to join up in the michigan chapter of the club
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Near Mt Clemens.I asked him if they were ever done and he said no.The rocker is shot.Im wondering how hard it would be to get a new rocker and install in.Or getting one of those covers from jc whitney.
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Well if the rocker is rusted away, U need to look closely to the rest of the underbody!! I bet there is lots of hidden rust.
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also a cover just well covers it it doesnt stop the cancerous effect it would require a new rocker panel and cutting old out welding new in and if its rusted to bad it can actually rust inbetween the floor boards and in creases and when it gets wet your carpet will be soaked(trust me my 97 ssei does this)
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The rest of the underbody looks real good.unless im missing something.Do you think could put a rocker on myself?I got a friend that can weld and has the equipment.Thanks for the replies!
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if you are careful and take your time and weld it up good and do some seam sealer you should be okay
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Actually the LIM gaskets are minor, they tend to seep more so then leak bad. If it'* a NA engine the real problem is the EGR stove pipe. These crack because of the heat. The EGR is very close to the coolant passage and the allows coolant to leak in to the intake right behind the throttle body.
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