Worth repairing car?

Discussion in 'Technical' started by Hellsheep, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    Compression results

    You ought to be happy with those figures. :cool:
    The maximum acceptable difference between cylinders is 14psi, you have 11psi, so your engine is within specification. :)
    128psi is the minimum, so once again your pressures are within specification.
    :)
     
  2. Hellsheep

    Hellsheep Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks mate! At least something is going right with this car so far haha :)
     
  3. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    Now all you need to do is decide whether to fix the damage on this one, or keep your eyes open for an accident free registered Z with a stuffed motor at the right price, which could work out to be a cheaper & easier option.

    Maybe you could PM member stumagoo, he'd probably be a good source for info concerning the repair of this Z.
     
  4. East Coast Z

    East Coast Z Well-Known Member

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    Fixing that for $700.00 is impressive! :cool:
     
  5. stumagoo

    stumagoo Active Member

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    I have sent you a long winded message buddy. and the above advice is probably as good as you will get - I would love to say slap the guards on, adjust them so they sit straight and bog up your bonnet. There are planty of people around who would do just that and not look into any other issues. I have outlined some basic things to check in my PM and if you find the diagonal measurements dont match up or any ripples or kinks etc you have to decide what you want to do - at that point as I said before, the above advice is as good as any
     
  6. pmac

    pmac Z,, IT'S COMPLICATED!!!!!

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    So whats happening? Repair or r.eplace?
    Personally I would be repairing the damage. Mainly because if I read properly this is a 1997 car. Not many TT's of that year in AUS, finding a good shell of that year would be near impossible and if you if you swapped everything into an older shell you would probably be devaluing the car.
     
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    If you look at the import plate, The car itself is a 1990 and imported in 1997.
     
  8. Hellsheep

    Hellsheep Administrator Staff Member

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    At this stage I'm still working on it. I'm waiting for a quote for some repairs to see what it's going to cost me to get someone else to do it. Also the compliance plate states 1997. The car is registered as a 1997. But it's definitely a 1990 as checked in the FAST database.
     

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