After trying to sell the old, been stolen/thrashed/to-hell-and-back EA for a pitance, I've decided to keep it and use it as a daily driver to reduce to rate at which k's are accumulating on the XR.
It's an '88 throttle-body injected EA S, 5 speed. It's been sitting one on the visitors car spots accumulating cobwebs and bird shit.
These things needs attention first, so any advice on the following would be cool...
- diff is rooted, should i replace the internals (rebuild) or replace the whole thing with a reco unit? Anyone got rough prices for this sort of thing?
- how much are fan clutches? Mines rooted, though gives the car an oddly V8-type sound when you rev it.
- Rough idea on the price of a new battery?
- I'm fairly certain the head gasket's gone, who in Sydney has done these before and wouldn't mine helping me sort it out? :s3
The gearbox is in good order, the interior isn't so bad, the suspension is all good except front bushes and the only rust I've got is a bit under the top of the rear window and some in he rear drivrs side guard. so it'll make a decent shopping cart/taxi. I want to maintain the car in a 'fix on a need-to' basis, as the XR deserves to bulk of the cash injection.
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