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Old 07-26-2004, 00:05   #1 (permalink)
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EA Fairmont Ghia

Hey guys. Im a newbie but im loooking at getting a 1990 EA Fairmont Ghia. It has Multi point injection, all power options (mirrors, windows etc) and a rear LSD. It has 240 000 on the clock, and is going for $3000. The body is in good nick, it could do with a good polish though. Any things to look out for when buying this type of ford?

Im looking at doing some pretty low key mods, 17 inch rims, decent air filters, 2.5" exhaust and maybe a new camshaft. anyway, thanks for any input guys.


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make sure all the elecs are working
check all the usual mechanical things.

make sure trans shifts nicely, check for any coolant leaks etc.
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thanks mate, i took it for a quick spin and the tranny shifts great (4spd auto) and as far as i know, its all good underneath and in the engine bay.
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sounds good
as long as the price is well suited. go for it!
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Any service history would be a big help. There's no knowing when the head gasket will go on an E series six. :sad:

Best of luck with it and keep us posted.
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True that Troutman :-(
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sounds pretty good for the price.

look for rust though.
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does that price include reg and roadworthy? if not its a little to pricey for an EA. unless it is immaculate.
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yep, no rust and includes rego and roadworthy. by the way, as i am a bit of a newbie, how do u know when the head gasket has gone, ive never experienced this before. thanks guys
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Coolant mixing with oil, major loss of power and car overheating will be a strong enough hint. I'd get it checked out by a trusted mechanic. :o)

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