Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 03:03:47 GMT
From: "Harry Davis" <>
Subject: Re: what to look for on an '87 9000 Turbo

I had an idler pulley go out on my 87 9KT. The brakes and clutch were redone. Had an idle problem and the computer was replaced. "Grunff" <> wrote in message news:%LnB7.71976$ > > "Craig Davey" <> wrote in message > > > Hey folks > > > > I just test drove an '87 9000 Turbo. Felt really solid and quick. More > than > > I expected. The body looks to be in perfect condition. The only things > wrong > > I could find were cracked leather on the seats (to be expected) and the > > drivers door interior light does not work. > > > > The exhasut was redone a year ago, has been rust proofed. Is there > anything > > specific I should be looking for, protential problems etc. > > > > Any advice is most appreciated. > > > > Early 9ks are really good, solid cars, without many of the hassles that came > with later cars (abs, tcs, acc etc). I have a 1987 9kT, and it requires very > little work. > > Having said that, here are the main points. > > Make sure the car's been regularly serviced. Lots of new oil means turbe is > still young. > > You didn't say what the mileage is, or if it's an auto. If 5sp, and the > clutch hasn't been replaced recently, then it may need replacing. Clutch is > cheap (150/$200), but it takes about 8hrs to do. > > If the clutch master/slave cylinders haven't been replaced, they may also > need replacing soon. > > Other than that, expect minor items to need attantion, like the alternator, > power steering, wheel bearings, etc. Not all at once, of course, but they > will all eventually fail. But's it's all minor stuff, not too expensive. > > > Grunff > >

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