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Old 01-06-2010, 01:55 PM
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Seller says low compression?

From the ad, it sound like he either knows nothing (or everything) about cars.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/pts/1539602719.html
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Old 01-06-2010, 02:41 PM
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Despite the fact that the ad was in all caps, I read it anyway. I hate it when people do that.

Seller says motor is junk, yet still wants three grand. Methinks he needs to step away from the crack pipe.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:43 PM
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180K miles and low compression? Something's wrong. The ad mentions water damage (and a salvage title). Wonder if it sucked water? Odd...
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:46 PM
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Go take a look at it. Take a compression tester and ask him how much biodiesel has been ran in it.
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Old 01-06-2010, 03:58 PM
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Go take a look at it. Take a compression tester and ask him how much biodiesel has been ran in it.
???

You must mean WVO.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:07 PM
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From the ad, it sound like he either knows nothing (or everything) about cars.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/pts/1539602719.html
seller is not that knowledgeable but obviously has too many diesels it appears, see this ad for a w123 240D with only 89K miles on it!!! which hes selling for $5900, way more than the 96. If these were on the W coast they would have been sold already I assure you. I don't know about the 45 MPG claim though, that is way out of line with reality. Try 30 MPG
http://greensboro.craigslist.org/ctd/1537908152.html

Oh, if anyone needs a tow and a meaningful checkout I know a mechanic near Statesville, just down the road
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:26 PM
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Exclamation ...lol

Its called a SALESMAN.....

Thats why they continue to attempt a sale of ICE to them ESKIMOS.

Please don't take my comment as racist if your an ESKIMO.

SALESMAN:: Must be able to talk the talk , but NOT walk the walk.
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Its called a SALESMAN.....

Thats why they continue to attempt a sale of ICE to them ESKIMOS.

Please don't take my comment as racist if your an ESKIMO.

SALESMAN:: Must be able to talk the talk , but NOT walk the walk.
I work with an Eskimo. And I have seen him buy ice...in drinks...at a taco stand...in Pacific Beach, CA.
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180K miles and low compression? Something's wrong. The ad mentions water damage (and a salvage title). Wonder if it sucked water? Odd...
Hurricane recovery?
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:57 PM
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Hurricane recovery?
Ad says it went off the road in heavy rain, so maybe it settled in a ditch (???). Beats me.
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If it went under water even halfway, I wouldn't have it!
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Old 01-06-2010, 08:16 PM
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Water damage + salvage title = tough to insure, if you were considering it

Even as a parts car, it's a mixed bag - electrics might be iffy, interior may have mildew issues. Is the compression bad because it sucked in water and rusted? Were the bearings repacked or are they going to wear?
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Old 01-06-2010, 09:51 PM
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When an enigne sucks in water, rust is the least of your concerns. Bending rods is most common. Water dont compress well.
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I looked at the add again, where does it say anything about water damage or salvage title? what an I missing here?

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Old 01-07-2010, 07:33 AM
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I looked at the add again, where does it say anything about water damage or salvage title? what an I missing here?

Charlie
Did you look at the ad linked by OP? It mentions another listing for the same car, with more details, in the cars section.
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