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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-27-04, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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what to look for when buying

Hey all

Thanx for the help in my last thread

I've decided to go for a EL XR6.

Untill now ive never shopped for
anything newer then a XF.

What advice can you give me for finding
a good EL, what should i look for, and what
should i avoid.

Thanx again.
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Re: what to look for when buying

Apparently the headbolts were prone to braking in EF/EL's.
Maybe check if it's had them replaced yet.

I had to get the head gasket and bolts replaced a month or two after buying my EF XR6, and it wasn't a cheap job!
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Re: what to look for when buying

EF fairmont with 270-280k on it and hasnt had any issues with that yet...

just saying, coz it might not be that common

good luck, i love the EF/L XR's

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