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3point6
Silverstone


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Oil in coolant.. Reply with quote

I have been offered a cheap car but it has a problem.. there is oil in the coolant. It doesn't overheat and there is hot air, appears to be using some water.
What's the worst case scenario cost wise to repair it? It's a 3.6 Carrera Tip..
 
  
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wasz
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1999 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

could be oil cooler or aos, could be head gasket or cracked head.

do a compression test before buying?
 
  
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MisterCorn
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think without proof of what the fault is it would need a very substantial discount, enough to pay for a refurbed engine to be dropped in. £5k+ cheaper than a good one I would think.

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deMort
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would expect that it has a cracked head .. not cheap .
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3point6
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I think I'll avoid, If it was a straight forward job like it was when I did an old 320i E30 one time and the car was really cheap then I would go for it.. but reality is I don't need the headache.

The car is a 2003 C2 ocean blue with 88k on it.. one to look out for, I don't know where it may end up!
 
  
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EGTE
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps put a "beware of this car" notice in the "for sale" section?
 
  
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