Re: What to look for when buying a NA fairlane?
The self-levelling can be replaced with non-self levelling components - in my case the conversion cost $130 all up, and I could have done it even cheaper if I'd known what I know now. There is a test to check if the self levelling is working, but I can't remember it now. Something about opening the driver's door and pressing the interior light button 3 times?
The gasket would be leaking coolant into the oil and the car driving very sluggishly if it's gone, which obviously isn't the case. But unfortunately they do tend to go every 100,000 or so kms.
Jack Travis, E-Series Acting President
1989 Ford Fairmont Ghia turbo/GL replica (underway)
1994 Eunos 800M
1990 Ford Laser S