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just came back from pickles

Couldn't find XR8s today.There were nice VX SSs,4 of them.One nrma report said low oil level and polly cracks whatever.Then there was a neat one with the report was excellent overall.I started the engine,revved it a bit high, and a nice fume of smoke,white smoke,came out of her a$$.
Make sure to "put your finger" in the exhaust and see if you get fair a bit amount of black dirt.
NB: You'll never find any XR smoking oil out there :bs3:
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I get to Pickles a fair bit and keep a keen eye on the XR's passing through there. I've found a couple of important points to watch when choosing an ex cop XR from them.
Be very aware of underbody damage, whilst NRMA are pretty good at identifying this, have a good look yourself.
Check all rims and tyres for signs of scraping and rubbing, including the spare, a pretty obvious sign of being hammered around town.
Replace all dash, A-pillar and centre console items with new ones, after the cops drill the living daylights out of them, they are very cheap to replace and are bloody easy to do.
Try, Try, Try and find out where it was stationed. Check service stickers, in the boot, under the bonnet etc. Of the many that I have looked at some very big differences are found between the country NSW and city cars. Country area cars are by far the more cared for cars as there is usually only one driver for them, whilst a few stone chips may be there it sure beats the bump parking, general city flogging that they get in metro areas.
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How can I tell,by the year model,is this the 220kw or the 200kw.And does it look any different?
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