It has 243k on it. I don't think the trans has a major problem, I think it just needs a service, it didn't make any horribly scary noises or anything, it may just be the bands or the oil. The motor seems ok, it started no worries at all and it didn't miss a beat while I was driving it, it had plenty of grunt, I was quite surprised really. As for the smoke and the 'valve sensor', I only saw it blow a slight amount of smoke when I was stopped briefly. I know a bit about cars, I'm certainly not an expert, but when he said it was a valve sensor I didn't think I'd ever heard of one before, but I took his word for it. My parents used to own an EA GL 3.9MPFI, I was to young to drive it though. We didn't have any trouble what so ever with it in the 6 years that we owned it. As for an EB, well I have a very big soft spot for EA's and they are all that are with in my budget at the moment. I would prefer an EA purely for the fact that they are one of only 2 models to have the 3.9L engine, which makes them unique. Correct me if i'm wrong, but am I right in saying the EBI's had the 3.9MPFI as well?? Another thing about that Fairmont that surprised me was the fact that it spins the wheels from a stand-still. My mate has an EF Wagon and the only way to get it to spin, is to floor it round a corner or floor it in neutral and smack it into drive.....which i'm sure is wonderful for the trans!! hehehe
1992 AXII Telstar TX5 Ghia
121kW 2.5L DOHC V6 in a car that weighs 1100kg's and looks like a 4 banger from the outside......SLEEPER!
1988 EA S Pak 3spd CFI.....Soon to be a 250rwkw HSV eating machine.