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    New engine or sell and new car

    So the 80 looks like it needs a new engine. Granted it's done 500,000km and is petrol/gas it still runs beautifully, it's just getting smokey. c/o second hand engine is about $4000 fitted with 6 months warranty.

    Do I cut my losses and try selling the car for $5,000 (owes me probably $9,000) as is. Still rego'd has had the diffs, hubs, transfer, clutch, a/c, new ADRAD radiator, LPG redone, new suspension, TV, DVD, GPS etc done. Typical 80 dodgy bonnet & roof paint, but it is a great car, tows like a champ and is comfy and slow which is good for demerit points.

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    #2
    Give you $2k cash bra!

    I would think it's worth the new engine?

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      #3
      LSjuan

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        #4
        thought crossed my mind Jon, but I reckon I'd end up dropping about $15k on that kinda conversion, drive it like a cunt, break everything and wish I'd just bought a turbo diesel 100 instead

        and Kyle, sure thing... and I'll give you $300 for the Ducati
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          #5
          Id doubt youd get 5k for it with a fucked motor and such high km. Petrol 80s arent the easiest things to shift when they are running!

          Either sell it (might be worth 3k?), chuck a chev in it, or get al to stop fucking around and chuck his duramax in it.

          I recommend option 3
          Originally posted by Rdyno
          70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
          Originally posted by Tripper
          Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

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            #6
            I would be weighing up cost of a replacement vehicle against spending $4k on something that does what you want very well, by all accounts.
            With that in mind I would lean towards fixing what you have have. (Personal bias showing here!)
            LS1 would be nice too, but dunno about cost effective!

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              #7
              Surely a 2nd hand donk could be found for less than $4k, keep looking and fix her up if it ticks all boxes for you.

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                #8
                Rebuild original??
                Moo Powered Courier...coming soon, just need time and money

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                  #9
                  $4k is supply and fit c/o engine with warranty. I'm a mechanic so I'd do it myself normally, but I'm just too bloody busy right now. I called a couple of places to see how much a sump and head off rings and bearings job would be and they quoted me $6000 LOL WTF
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                    #10
                    If its not smoking bad, then just keep driving it till it gets worse.
                    The head probably needs to be reconditioned as they tend to flog out from running LPG, and the bottom ends are fairly strong.

                    For $4k, couldnt you get a bit of a freshen up of the engine? Reco head and possibly chuck some new rings in it?

                    I got the head done up in my 100 series for around $2k.

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                      #11
                      It's just smokey? Use heavier oil.
                      Skrrraaaarrrrrk

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                        #12
                        Running Nulon 40/70 in it now. Helps a lot, but it's still worn out
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                          #14
                          I'd vote sell if you have any idea of what to replace it with. I'm thinking the same for my 100 series and all it needs is tyres and shocks!

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                            #15
                            Originally posted by motoxray View Post
                            I would be weighing up cost of a replacement vehicle against spending $4k on something that does what you want very well, by all accounts.
                            this is true, although with 500,000km on it you have to wonder how much longer the trans, transfer, diffs, various suspension and steering components, have left in them.
                            Originally posted by Rdyno
                            70ynu has to be the most retarded cunt here. "Help me please" me "you need to remove your head" him "fuck off cunt I'm to lazy fuck off out of my thread you told me to do something I don't want to do so you're a cunt fuck off can some one please tell me an easier way???"
                            Originally posted by Tripper
                            Its a tight battle between you and rogercordia for the most retarded member on here, thou i think you have it by 5 window licks

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