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Inspecting a VL

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hey guys, first post.

Im on the trail of a cheapo commodore (like 500$) and i have found a 5spd VL for around that price. im going to go take a look at it some time this week, and i just want to know what to look out for.
the guy said it has a bit of rust and im not expecting much for this amount of money, but what else should i look for when i go to buy it, are there any common flaws with the VL that i need be aware off?

Thanks.
 

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Rust like u said around front window and under parcel shelf in boot near where the water runs off the back window and around your boot
Rear window perimiter
Check Km's and engine starting cold (not smokey) missing etc
Check radiator and inside oil plug(Rocker Cover) for milky residues (Caused by cracked head)
Leaks in steering rack, powerstearing hoses brakes etc etc
These are easily replaced. Panel Damage/ Bumpers/Trims all inplace
Check Trans that it still feels tight not sloppy even oil level to c if has been looked after and not overheated
Get some pics for us to have a look if u like
I know u r not expecting much for the price u wanna pay.
Goodluck buddy
 

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i herd sum **** years ago. bout if u stick a 50c peice on top of a vl engine and it stays there without falling, buy it! but like i said this was years ago after i bought my 2nd VL and i actually beleived the **** back then. but yeah ya cant expect too much for $500, if it gets u from A to B and its just a work hack ... buy it!
 

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yea i only need it for 6 months, after that i will have a new car, if its a dog ill just sell it for parts etc after 6 months, but who knows i might get attached to it :p

ill do the 50c peice trick, and ill check the other stuff listed by detox_nath83.

ill try and get some pics up, not sure when ill go and see it though, i'll just bump this thread when i do.

Thanks for your help guys
 

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i herd sum **** years ago. bout if u stick a 50c peice on top of a vl engine and it stays there without falling, buy it! but like i said this was years ago after i bought my 2nd VL and i actually beleived the **** back then. but yeah ya cant expect too much for $500, if it gets u from A to B and its just a work hack ... buy it!
im pretty sure this was a trick with the v6 not the rb30...
 

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lol i just tried that 50c thingie...
and it didn't fall off...
What is it supposed to check? the engine mounts?



p.s. I payed $700 for my berlina 18months ago and it is still going strong... They are around in half good nic for that price...
 

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basically engine balance and running nice and smooth, firing right/ right mix/ not missing etc :p
just a piece of mind thing if u get me
 

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except if your buying something with a beefy cam :p
 

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check the bushes too for cracks..
 
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