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what to look for when buying a TC
phin Offline
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#1
going to look at a TC on saterday its an 88 5spd with 140xxx miles on it.Had new head and turbo they want 1000 for but will take 800 cash just wondering what to look for and the only thing is somthing about it needs a new clutch cable is this hard to find expensive and how hard to install thanks in advance
88 Turbocoupe white converted to 5 spd,Hacked exhaust K&N Cone Gillis Valve set a 17psi
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#2
The 87-88 use a hydraulic clutch, no cable.
Look at brakes, the ABS. Make sure all the electronic stuff works, A/C, ride control seats and windowes, locks, auto light on and auto dim lights, pwr seat conntrols. locks.
Also see "Just bought a TC, What should I check?" in the FAQs
Good Luck

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88 TC X 2, 86 SVO, Main TC with K&N, 3"DP to 2.5"duals through Dynamax, Ric valve at 17+ and disconnected KS.
Elite Bodega 16" chrome wheels. Autometer pod w/ A/F and Vac/boost gauges.140 mph Motorsports Speedo New engine: Total Seal rings and TRW pistons, ported and polished head w/ cc'd chambers,1.59"exhausts, SS valves, gutted upper, knife edged lower, A-230 cam, Race Engineering Adj Cam Sprocket, Crowlers, ARP head studs, and rod bolts. Walbro 255 HP pump and Kirban adj FPR, T-3. Centerforce II, KB subs and jack rails.
Pete Dunham


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Noname
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#3
See if the oil dipstick blows out of the tube. Make sure is in all the way then take it for a test ride and check it again. If its out a little that means the engine has a lot of blow by.
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