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Old 07-27-2006, 12:21 AM   #21
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I still wouldn't do it. If you don't fix everything you might not receive the car.

What do I know, I'm paranoid like crazy about everything.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:23 AM   #22
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I'm going to check both cars out tomorrow night or friday night, we'll see how driving the sentra is and what the repairs look like they'll take.
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Old 07-27-2006, 01:25 AM   #23
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I think it's a win/win for you.

If you fix the car you get a free car to flip (not really free, but you'll pay for the parts, etc.)

if you don't fix the car you'll still get a lot of practice for next time.

Win/Win!

Free car FTW!
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:39 AM   #24
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SVOboy: Ok, just so I am clear. My understanding: You purchase part's and repair the 96, so he can pass smog and have a "working" car. In exchange you get 98.

On the 96, when it's smoking, is it smoking all of the time, or does it smoke more heavily when it's being accelerated. What I'm wondering is this. I had a Mercury Capri which had a 4 cylinder motor in it. It started smoking, really bad, at about 95,000 miles. I got to thinking about it and I decided to replace the valve guide seals, with the car in the engine. When I did, the old seals were all hardened and splitting. So, I was able to get it to stop smoking by replacing the valve guide seal's. Unfortunately, if it's smoking, their is a good liklihood it's the ring's, in which case it could get more costly. On the other hand, if he's willing to pay for additional material's, then I think it's a reasonable opportunity and you should do it.

On the A/C, what are the symptom's which make it appear that their is a leak?
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:45 AM   #25
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I'm just going to attack it with a compression tester to see about the smoke.

I asked him the color and said he never even was aware of it but his mechanic said it was prolly o2 sensor/cat related.

Also, the mechanic told him it was leaking but he did not know where from since it had no been died, I imagine he did a pressure test or something like that.

I think it's a little odd it passed emissions but is still smoking, but what do I know,
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:00 AM   #26
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what....???
how hard is it to explain what you have to do and what you will get out of it...?
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:06 AM   #27
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Not hard, that's why I listed what I was doing, then what he was doing, in a logical manner. I don't see your objection.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:28 AM   #28
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Ben pays for all parts, fixes Mazda, gets Sentra in Return, flips sentra like a burnt pancake, donates extra money to a good charity.
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:57 AM   #29
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Well, I was actually planning on starting some long term savings. In 8th grade my very investment wise math teacher taught us the importance of saving early in regards to retirement, so you know how that is. If it doesn't go to savings it'll prolly go somewhere into the black hole that is $160k for 4 years of undergrad. That's a lot of burnt pancakes!
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:15 AM   #30
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Just talked to my bud at my old shop and he said he'd press the bearing for me over lunch, so all works out, mwahaha. Does anyone know of a test I can do when I check out the car to make sure it's a wheel bearing and not the axle?
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