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Leaks and other misc problems

lachie

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gday guys, just thought id lable the things ive fixed or that need fixing after ive had my car for around a month

leaking seals
door lock broken... so anoying:bang:
have water getting into the boot (thinking its coming from the light)
so need to fix the seals on the back rear light (thinking about drilling a small hole unter the light to drain the water)
rear left speaker has stoped working
horn is on the blink
oil leak from the steering somwhere (got a new steering rack and pinion and bushes for roady)


haha guess you cant expect anything else for uner 3 grand,
once its all done sould be sweet

these all sound common?
 

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Ooooh yeah. Common alright. I've fixed every one of those things at least once myself :p

My statesman had a broken door lock, leaking seals, broken window, oil leak from steering, oil leak from transmission, two broken speakers, broken head unit, etc etc.

Believe me, that's a short list for you :) :p
 

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good to see im not the only one haha
i have stoped the oil leak fixed the seals, but only found the other in the past few days
of to the wreckers for me hah
 

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Ahh, here we go. I just found the list of parts I replaced on my first VP Executive:

2x rear disc rotors
power steering rack
reco power steering pump
front swaybar link pin rubbers
rear swaybar link pin rubbers
auto trans fluid and filter
LHS rocker cover gasket
oil pressure switch
tailshaft centre bearing
rear upper control arms, box type
inhibutor switch
windscreen washers
heater fan switch
brake lights
trans mount
rear muffler
rear trailing arm lower bushes
entire hub-to-hub diff
console lights

and that's only the stuff I kept receipts for :)

 

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dam, hope mine holds up, i dnt have the money to be fixin her haha
 

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nah, you'll be fine :) Once you've got it roadworthy, you can pretty much ignore most of the problems the old girls give you. Just service them regularly, drive them easy, and they'll last you a long time :)

... unless of course you're a picky bastard like me, in which case you'll be pulling the whole thing apart every other week to fix things like blocked heater cores.

 

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god dam! thats so much work haha,
i wouldnt have the guts to pull it apart and trust myself to put it back right haha
 

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hell my first had a few things wrong with it.
It was taken for a quote for roadworthy and was written of on that quote, $3500.
windscreen
tyres
ball joint boots
1 tierod end
sump gasket leak
trans rear seal
bearing plates
bent bonnet hinge bracket
sagging roof
front brake pads
some rear end rubbers
sway bar links
shagged steering wheel.

done all the work my self and done extra and the parts cost the same as quoted withh extra done.
 

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wow, thats a huge quote good work doing it all yourself. i guess i got of lucky,

hopefully i have fixed the water leak in the boot, the newer lights bolts werent tightened so i did that and am goin to run a bead of silicone around the top, see how it goes
have fixed the rear speaker, the leak from the engine remains a mystery as it has not been dropping anything since.... who knows haha!
and the horn is working slightly better, no idea why....
 

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or u could buy a nice whole car for less than 300 and raid it
 
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