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Old 10-22-2010, 14:30   #1 (permalink)
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My bubble is burst...

I've had my really clean '01 P71W for 3 weeks. It runs great. Oil is clean, no visible leaks under the car. Only 77k. I was researching the county where it came from for a phone number to call and ask what type of oil they use on their cars. I ran across the completed bid sheet for the auction and found my car.

Unfortunately it listed it as having a leaking head gasket and tail shaft seal. I called the wholesaler I bought it from, and he claims that it was all fixed prior to being put up for sale. Not a lot of credibility there, but like I said, the car is running great.

Is there anything I can watch out for or check now? I hate to be driving around with this hanging over my head...

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Old 10-22-2010, 18:08   #2 (permalink)
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The tailshaft seal is a minor repair if it's leaking. The cylinder head, I can't say without knowing what the leak was. Some of the engines in that time frame had a minor oil leak on the passengers side where something caused the oil leak there. If you look above the starter on the block, you'd see oil seeping. It leak was so small that it just made the engine lightly oiled there.
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Old 10-23-2010, 20:36   #3 (permalink)
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I should have mentioned that the oil leak was from the cylinder head gasket, in the far right rear corner of the passengers side.
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Old 10-24-2010, 13:50   #4 (permalink)
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I should have mentioned that the oil leak was from the cylinder head gasket, in the far right rear corner of the passengers side.
Thanks Bert. If it ever stops raining around here, I'll take a closer look. I sure hope it's minor if it's there at all. I really like this car and want it to last.
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