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Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: North GA
I was offered an '88 TC for cheap.
An acquaintance of mine just called me and told me of an '88 Turbo Coupe that he is trying to off-load. When he got it he was told that it needed a new timing belt. Once he got it partly taken apart, he discovered water in the oil. Now he just doesn't want to mess with it. He told me to come get it and give him $300 whenever I have it.
So I am guessing that it is a bad head gasket or, worst case scenario a cracked head. (Coincidentally, I replaced the head on my 2.3L Ranger last year.)
Is that motor worth pulling the head and checking it out? If I get it would I be better off getting a replacement motor? If that is the case, I will probably pass on this deal because isn't a TC motor kinda hard to find?
I haven't looked at it yet, but the car is supposedly in great shape otherwise. It is missing a headlight assembly and one of the door latches is messed up, but all the interior and electronics are supposed to work and is supposed to be clean.
Let me know what you think...