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Old 10-28-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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What should I have a mechanic check out on a '92 SSEi with 155k miles on it? I'm looking into a long-distance sale, and I'm getting an inspection company to look at it if I decided to go through with it. Just want to know what to put into the Comments section about specific things for them to check. Thanks AGAIN, guys, hehe
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Anybody want to sound in? Come on, where are all the techies I know are around? Come on, it'* "Make Kyle Look Stoopid" time! :P
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Check for door and trunk badges. If they say "SSEi", buy it.

Biggest thing is the test drive, and again, look for the light coating of dust I mentioned earlier. You don't want evidence of a recent engine cleaning.
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Suspension is a biggie..tie rods..ball joints...
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Anybody know of a good car inspection service? I can't check it out myself. I hate being in Florida, damn :(
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I did clean the engine about 3 weeks ago...does that count?? I only cleaned it because it was nice out and I was bored. I also had the inner tie rods replaced last year along with an alignment.
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Different case here......we KNOW your car.
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Well, that does make me feel better

But...

What implications does the following have for me, if I decided to buy the car?

>"I posted in this section earlier this week that the SC nose cone bearings are a bit noisy. I am going to flush/change the SC oil this weekend just as a pre-cautionary. I also mentioned in that ealier post that I have all the bearings as well as the ZZP coupler just not yet installed. Does this pose a problem for you?? That is why I lowered my original asking price down to $2K. The car still runs and drives excellent, it'* just a tad squeaky."

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