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Old 04-22-2013, 02:02 PM   #11
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:07 PM   #12
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BTW, I just sold a 02 base model (LX) with 80k miles, rebuilt the motor/new head, needed shocks, had the famous engine vibration crap, dents, dings, scratches, and still got $3500 for it, I have a 01 SE in super clean condition that I am going to sell for $4000 once I get it done in about a week, I bought it for $1000 (yes I know on the high side), the block was cracked, local pick a part salvage yards had none, found a 02 escort (same block different head) but it needs the block bored over, dropped it off today and order pistons, etc, still selling it at $4000 I will make a nice $2k on it. I love doing this stuff so time/labor is not a issue for me.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:10 AM   #13
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so far im just a hair over $1000 invested. got the intake pretty well cleaned out. (very nasty lots of seat fragments) now about the EGR valve, how do i go about cleaning it out? what is the best way? or should i replace?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #14
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not too bad. And I'd just kind of flush it out.

I was going to say, you could take my path after the seat dropped on mine. I've owned it without an engine longer than I have with!
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Old 05-13-2013, 09:55 PM   #15
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As of last night, the focus is back on the road, that's two rebuilt spi's!! And I only just turned 18! Thing runs like a champ, have driven it about 40 miles last night and today. No leaks. Runs smooth. Changing out the oil and filter at 100 miles. ill post more Soon.
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congrats. what was your total investment? let us know what you sell it for. I am interested.

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Old 05-16-2013, 01:10 AM   #17
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GO TO CAR WORLD IN CANDIA!
they'll sell you a whole motor for 290, i was just there the other day

edit: didn't notice the second page
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GO TO CAR WORLD IN CANDIA!
they'll sell you a whole motor for 290, i was just there the other day

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lol, i love car world, got a lot of parts there. but the benefit of replacing the head, is that i know it won't fail.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:39 PM   #19
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rocker panel rust....



any ideas on how to tackle this?
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:32 PM   #20
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btw, ordered new rocker panel, cut out what i needed, and mig welded it in
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