The price is right!

Submitted: Friday, May 27, 2005 at 15:30
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I was just after your thoughts on a car I am thinking of buying , Its a 2000 Landcruiser GXL 100 series , Auto , Diesle with aftermarket Turbo and Inter-cooler , Twin air lockers , Kaymar rearbar , Snorkle , Dual Bettery system , ARB Sahara bar with with a Warn lowmount and lights , OME LTR Shockers.

The only thing is the car has done 104,000 kms and the motor is blown but a well known 4x4 mechanic is rebuilding the engine , it will have new injectors , pump etc.

I know the person who has offerd me the car and he brought it new in 2000 and has only been bush three times with it , the rest of the time is spent on the hard black stuff.

The asking price is $30,000 with all the work done and finished.

What do you think? Would it be worth while buying the car or not?
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Reply By: Footloose - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 15:48

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 15:48
No. Let me buy it instead :))))))
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Reply By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:07

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:07
Gday mate,

What is the reason for the motor rebuild. Seems strange it is running twin lockers, and has winch and has only been offroad 3 times. Was and is turbo ok? Was it running big boost for motor to blow? What's the undercarriage like? If it all adds up, and you trust the guy, it's a good price.

Cheers

Chris.
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Reply By: fatz - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:11

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:11
Mate, if you dont buy it I will, even with a blown motor.
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Reply By: robsil - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:18

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:18
The reason for the engine re-build is when the mechanic put the turbo on the did not addjust the fuel correctly and it was running a bit to lean , then the motor went night-night as a result of under feeding it. It has all the gear becuase he was going to do a bit of off road work but he couldnt get away because of his work , it pretty stopped him from getting away.
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Follow Up By: macka2 - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:41

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 16:41
Watch out for cracks in the IFS where the torsion bar is
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Follow Up By: sevo - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:26

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:26
Just to clarify , a turbo diesel engine will run cooler when lean , the opposite to a petrol. More than likley engine was being overfuelled rather than run lean.
cheers sevo
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Reply By: robsil - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:43

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:43
Its a live axel, No IFS. Out of curiousity what would you expect to pay for it on the open market???
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Reply By: Steve - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:48

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 17:48
mid to upper30's. No probs
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Reply By: Member Eric - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:34

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 20:34
Robsil . I am not sure about everyones opinion here. I work as wholesaler in melbourne , and I personaly wouldnt pay that kind of money for it . The car is worth , 30 k or so fixed , not with a possible 5 to 8 k engine rebuild. A lean engine blow up , is not to be taken lightly , almost as bad a s running low on oil . If the mechanic is telling you that it si a 2 or 3 k fix , he is yanking your chain .

Now to all those who were so quick to say ill take it , Please forward me your numbers so I can send you the next blown up diesel i see lol

Taking the P*ss . so dont you all get your nickers in a knot now
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (Widgiemooltha) - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 22:31

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 22:31
2k will get you the rocker cover thats about it - A cracked head and sideplate for my 2h set me back 3500 the over head cam 1hz would easily add a k to that bill alone without even looking at anything else
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Follow Up By: robsil - Friday, May 27, 2005 at 22:46

Friday, May 27, 2005 at 22:46
the tale is its lease is up,$12000.for the new motor ,pump,injetors and set up work payout figure $ $20000. odd the accountant has said begone .it was overfueled.being a nissan driveri think i would cop plenty of flak if igo ahead with it
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