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S0VERE1GN 11-25-2011 08:27 PM

05 GT 5 spd: 10k.....heres the story.
so Ive been emailing this guy at the dealership since before thanksgiving
. the car I'm looking at has 120k miles, and according to service records hasn't had the turbo rebuilt, or the timing belt replaced (jeez). I know for a fact both will need to be done. REgardless, I go down to test drive the car.

romp on it for ten minutes or so, car feels strong, it'll need a new clutch, but i was expecting that anyway. i start to smell smoke.

I revv it a few times (after its up to heat, of course) in the lot, and pop the hood: smoke billows out of the turbo. that settles that

the guy at the dealership says its not a problem, and they'll install a BRAND NEW TURBO, with no increase in price, contingent upon purchase. I'm all but completely sold.

What else should i be worried about with turbo install?
Should I demand/reccommend that they bring car to subbie dealer (its chevy car shop)
while the car is pulled apart, should i have the mechanics looks into/diagnostic anything else?

thanks in advance guys.

unclemat 11-25-2011 10:33 PM

stay away

high mileage LGT w/questionably history = new turbo + new engine soon too follow

Chameleon 11-26-2011 02:07 AM

Have a compression test performed ASAP. Then use that to aid in decision making ... Any compression issues would be a dead giveaway of engine condition. Also suggest it be done at a Subaru dealer for warranty purposes.

S0VERE1GN 11-26-2011 08:15 AM

Compression test being done. Thanks for input guys. I think with a fresh clutch (and lightweight flywheel while IM down there) it'll be a fine ride.

RabidWombat 11-26-2011 08:36 AM

Just run. Do not sign anything saying that you'll purchase the car contingent on repair. If you do your setting yourself up for a fight with them.

AZP Installs 11-27-2011 12:58 PM

Yeah, for 10k, its a bit pricey. I sold my wagon with a brand newly installed short block, turbo, radiator, and a ton of upgrades with full history for 12k....


S0VERE1GN 11-27-2011 03:40 PM

Well its getting a new turbo and timing belt plus a warranty (18 month)

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unclemat 11-27-2011 05:50 PM

You're adventurous if you buy it. Do as you please , but you have been warned.

S0VERE1GN 11-28-2011 07:26 AM

Thanks for all the into guys. IM not scared of some hard work, or something breaking. ill be updating with pics ing the next week or so

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05mdriver 11-28-2011 09:39 AM

scary - unless your a tech with money - stay away !

S0VERE1GN 11-28-2011 05:23 PM

Just got told my company is getting shut down! Guess ill be waiting to get a gt... At least I have time to study for the cpa exam now

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robitrice 11-28-2011 05:43 PM

sucks about the job...the world works in mysterious ways. a job is more important than a car but from the sounds of it that car sounded like it was destined to be a money pit.

S0VERE1GN 11-28-2011 06:07 PM

Yeah. And the job was a time pit! Now I can get my cpa and make real money

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