Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Bowen Mountain, Sydney, Austra
Car Yards dodgy
Just a quick little story and warning for those out there buying a second hand car from a yard.
Last thursday the Mrs and I traded out EB 200,000 odd K wagon in on a 92 EB XR8 with 128,000K on the clock.
She drives great and felt good, up until satuday night.
We were driving up to our block of land at Bowen Mountain (Kurragong) and the brake pedal went straight to the floor. The car had a new brake booster, with old looking fluid. Seem to save a few bucks on fluid they took the reservoir off and blocked it so no exessive fluid could escape and put the new booster on. Well as we found out sunday morning they were too lazy to bleed the brake lines, thus was full of air.
Problem was fixed on Sunday with an hour spent, putting new fluid in and bleeding the brakes correctly.
Just because they give you a pink slip, it does not mean the car is road worthy, get someone out to check every little detail out, before buying.
Overall we are very happy with the car. It came with a Chiptorqure chip, aftermark headers and 2 1/2 system, near new Koni's all round with King Springs, and new bushes.
She is very clean and goes very well. We are looking now at a cold air box to gain a few more Kw's.
Used to be Mustang1966coupe.
66 Silver Frost Mustang 289 Windsor
71 XY GS Fairmont in Bronze Wine 302 Windsor
92 EB XR8 302 Windsor
Sure do love those Windsors