Re: Buying an EL GLi Wagon some q's
Sounds good so far. I thought you were going to take off the factory bb and put on some 4wd style bb., not a good idea
Check the cooling system too. Take it to a rad. place and have them do a litmus check, takes about 1 minute, and tells you the condition of the coolant. Gearbox is due for a service @ those kms. BTR actualy recommend maximum service intervals of 50,000 kms, but few people do this. I get mine serviced about every 40,000 kms, or once a year, whichever comes first. Check the rear tunnel bush too, they can wear. You will see a damp patch at the rear of the g/box if worn. Not hard or dear to fix. About $50 if you DIY. Some leaks can also come from the L/H side of the g/box where all the electrics join on. Diff is usualy indestructable, but can seem noisy, especially on the wagon, as there is no bodywork, e.g. boot etc., between that and the interior.
Check the rear spring shackles, including the pins,too, they are prone to wear/rust, but that should (??) be picked up on the roadworthy.