Okay, but from reading the info on the Ford OWners Club, the head would be the big worry. Taxis are checked for mecahnical and appearance standards every 13 weeks in NSW. The taxis lose their plates at reaching 8 years of age and have to be pit inspected and re-registered with new plates by whoever buys it unregistered. This reminds me how I once brought a ex-Police chaser. A 1991 white VN 5.0L at 42k and 8 months of age. It was auctioned off unregistered and I had to drive it up to the nearest NSW Rego office without plates, about 5km. Incidentally it was the biggest pose of my life. I needed a heap of money for the car after I put down a $500 'hammer deposit' so I left and legged it to the bank counter up the road and asked the teller to give me a cash advance on my Mastercard. She said "Are you kidding?" etc but came back with the cash looking... impressed.
Off the track I know. How do I check the head gasket? What is a CO2 gasket check. I understand what a compression test is. The ED is MPI not single point is it not?
(BTW not into BMX, into Clint Eastwood)
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