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2nd Generation 1986-1992 Discussion


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Old 05-06-2004, 06:37 AM   #11
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since im totally new to cars this is a great post, im sure im gona spend hours reading it and not understanding a thing and asking the same questions again because im a noob lol jp

great post though, im gona use a lot of this when im lookin for my fc :]

actually what do u think is better? should i get a messed up fc that is basically ok except it needs a engine overhaul or should i just get a fc thats already in good condition? im thinking if i can find a fc that needs a engine overhaul for under 1k and then get the new engine for around 2k right? should that include the fees to install? since i live in the city i dont have a house which means no garage so i guess i have to go to professionals to do any work if i get a car. so yeah, im rambling on. to put it short what should i look for when i'm gona get my car, im hope i can start looking around the end of august because that is when i should get my license(i hope!) lol
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Old 05-06-2004, 07:51 AM   #12
 
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Hey Francis, do not be scared to ask questions. These guys know what they are talking about and don't mind answering them for you..


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Old 05-06-2004, 09:19 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by damnitsfrancis
since im totally new to cars this is a great post, im sure im gona spend hours reading it and not understanding a thing and asking the same questions again because im a noob lol jp

great post though, im gona use a lot of this when im lookin for my fc :]

actually what do u think is better? should i get a messed up fc that is basically ok except it needs a engine overhaul or should i just get a fc thats already in good condition? im thinking if i can find a fc that needs a engine overhaul for under 1k and then get the new engine for around 2k right? should that include the fees to install? since i live in the city i dont have a house which means no garage so i guess i have to go to professionals to do any work if i get a car. so yeah, im rambling on. to put it short what should i look for when i'm gona get my car, im hope i can start looking around the end of august because that is when i should get my license(i hope!) lol
Personally if I didn't know what I was doing with an FC I'd buy one with an engine that runs already. Get it compression tested, check the coolant seals in the engine and tranny/clutch. Compression should be above 95. To check the coolant seals, pull the egi fuse and take the cap off of the upper radiator hose and turn the engine over, if a lot of coolant is coming out the seals are blown and you need a rebuild.
Buying a rolling frame and getting the engine rebuilt and dropped in can end up costing a lot more if you don't do the work yourself. Although if you live near a good rotary shop then you should go check out pricing and make the decision yourself. Since you have no garage, you can't do it yourself
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:25 AM   #14
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i hope you had permission to grab that write up and post it here, anyways, to add, if you have a S4, and you havent replaced your pulsation dampener, or you dont know if the previous owner did, DO IT NOW

http://www.rx7club.com/showthread.ph...hreadid=181219
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Old 07-01-2004, 10:28 AM   #15
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ok so you didnt steal everything, but still...
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:07 AM   #16
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I gave him the credit, and his is an assortment of other people's stuff as well. He just had pretty much everything, so why re-write?
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Old 07-27-2004, 07:01 AM   #17
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sorry to bother but just a quick question .If i can pic up an 86 fc3 for 500 bucks canadian, bodys in good shape but engine most likly blown ,does it seem like good deal.


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Old 07-27-2004, 07:57 PM   #18
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I had an 86 NA, gave it away to this chic garland, though she did promise me a blow job

it will cost a couple grand to make it run, right. just find one that is running
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Old 08-04-2005, 07:06 AM   #19
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what is typical gas mileage in an 86 se?


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Old 08-04-2005, 10:17 AM   #20
 
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You should get pretty good gas mileage...like 17-20 in the city.


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