Date: Tue, 23 Apr 2002 21:35:47 +0100
From: "David Haydon" <home01nopsamorld.com>
Subject: Re: How much is a 1991 9000 CS Carlsson worth in poor condition


Roger, I've just paid 350 for a '91 Carlsson in very similar condition. The only reason I took it on is because I crashed my last Carlsson and have _all_ the parts from it. I would say that unless you have a shed full of parts I would stay well clear, even if he paid you 500 to take it away you would still be better off buying one in better condition. The amount money you will need to spend to get it right is likely to be rather large. No regular oil changes probably mean imminent turbo and engine work, the ABS/TCS could be almost anything, but because it is also low on power it may be in limp home mode (possibly a throttle body fault), if not a new solenoid or vacuum problems are likely. Then there are the engine mounts and the overheating, and these are just the things you know about..... just my humble opinion David "Roger Hyde" <rogerhydenopsamorld.com> wrote in message news:Buuw8.10265$DZ2.2483324nopsam6-win.server.ntlworld.com... > It is definately a CS Carlsson on a J-plate could be a 91 or 92 > > Faults I spotted on the car... > > The car has ABS and TCS lights permently on and has done apparently for a > number of years (the vendor admits he is unsure how it passed its MOT in > this condiction) There is no indication of the ECU going through its check > sequence, the lights come on and stay on. > > There is eveidence of overheating and head-gasket problems. A new water pump > and head gasket have been recently fitted, but even after a short run the > cooling system had become pressurised and was forcing coolant through the > top of the header tank. > > There is no service history and the vendor does not claim to have had the > car serviced or serviced it him self. The oil is filthy adn thick. > > It will need both new engine mounts replacing as the top mount has perished > and there is gearbox movement between changes. > > It has 150K miles on the clock > > The car is well down on power, shows some boost on the guage, but not full. > It significantly underperforms my current '88 9000T > > On the plus side.... > > The body work is quite tidy with no obvious repaired accident damage or > rust, just a few stone chips, a surface scratch on the wing and a scuff on > one of the colour-coded mirrors. > > The car had a new gearbox fitted 10K miles / 2yrs ago. > > Interior is tidy and all Carlsson badging etc in place > > The vendor is honest, the car is cheap and I am prepared to spend some money > correcting the faults > > The vendor probably reads this group. > > "chrisnew" <chrisnewnopsamorld.com> wrote in message > news:sakw8.15237$ML.2121391nopsam2-win.server.ntlworld.com... > > It could be a CS Carlsson, as they were introduced with the CS range in > Oct > > 199, and were built only for this and the 1992 years. > > Chris > > "Toby Field" <tobyfieldnopsamail.com> wrote in message > > news:a9sflq$8eh$1nopsamg2.svr.pol.co.uk... > > > It won't be a CS, because they didn't make one in 91. > > > > > > How many miles has it done? Does it have service history? Explain why it > > is > > > poor? > > > > > > Toby Field (UK) > > > '93 9000 CSE 2.3T Auto > > > 150,000 Miles > > > > > > "Roger Hyde" <rogerhydenopsamorld.com> wrote in message > > > news:EYhw8.13949$ML.1968311nopsam2-win.server.ntlworld.com... > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

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