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stungjoe 07-28-2016 08:14 PM

2008 Red Line w/ under 2000 miles!
 
Here's one of the cars I ran across while looking...

https://amarillo.craigslist.org/cto/5678304909.html


I ran a Carfax on it but New Mexico must not have state inspections. The only hits were where it was registered every year. A couple of service notes and the ignition recall was performed but the dealerships never listed the mileage, A true garage queen.

Just in case someone knows of someone looking for a car.

Yogi 07-30-2016 06:18 PM

WOW! 1,705 Mi! Nice find!

Yogi

stungjoe 07-31-2016 08:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Yogi (Post 1094593)
WOW! 1,705 Mi! Nice find!

Yogi

Yep, it looked like a very nice ride. The person was responsive at first but failed to provide a VIN in a timely matter. Carfax does go by license plate number now but a VIN verification was important to me. I do have the VIN now for anybody interested.

davhamm 07-31-2016 08:45 AM

Don't know this car, but don't ever take Carfax as 100% there is no requirement shops have to report stuff, most mechanics don't report stuff and even some of their govt records are not compete.

stungjoe 07-31-2016 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by davhamm (Post 1094729)
Don't know this car, but don't ever take Carfax as 100% there is no requirement shops have to report stuff, most mechanics don't report stuff and even some of their govt records are not compete.

Very true! It is, however, a tool to use. Mainly for odometer verification, damage (reported) and title transfer occurrences. It will at least provide some history.

ChopTop 07-31-2016 10:55 AM

Food for thought: Stop Buying Old Cars With Super Low Mileage If You Want To Actually Drive Them

Quote: "For reference, here’s a picture from my Mazda RX-7’s fuel pump - it had been sitting for a few years with no other contamination of the fuel tank. The tank was drained and cleaned and fuel pump was replaced in order for the system to work properly."
http://i850.photobucket.com/albums/a...1354606511.jpg

stungjoe 07-31-2016 11:10 AM

That was a major concern for this car. I bought a 2008 w/23K but the guy drove a consistent sub 3k miles per year. He drove 3 miles to work and back.

Robotech 08-01-2016 01:31 PM

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Yea, nothing hurts a car more than sitting though it does all depend on how the person stored it.

That fuel pump is a great example of poor storage. Gasoline likes to attract water (can't think of the correct word/spelling for that...Hydroscopic or something...) and leads to stuff like this in your fuel system IF you let it sit. There is something called Staybil (again, no idea if I am spelling it right...I don't store my cars...) that helps prevent this. I know the guys that park their cars for the winter will know what this stuff is. I use to hear about it from the Harley guys that lived where it snowed.

Us So Cal folk just don't get "Storing for winter". For us it means taking the jacket out of storage to drive top down in January.

Yogi 08-01-2016 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Robotech (Post 1095410)
Yea, nothing hurts a car more than sitting though it does all depend on how the person stored it.

That fuel pump is a great example of poor storage. Gasoline likes to attract water (can't think of the correct word/spelling for that...Hydroscopic or something...) and leads to stuff like this in your fuel system IF you let it sit. There is something called Staybil (again, no idea if I am spelling it right...I don't store my cars...) that helps prevent this. I know the guys that park their cars for the winter will know what this stuff is. I use to hear about it from the Harley guys that lived where it snowed.

Us So Cal folk just don't get "Storing for winter". For us it means taking the jacket out of storage to drive top down in January.

LOL Same for Texas Gulf Coast.

BTW, it's "Hygroscopic" https://www.google.com/search?q=Hydg...#q=Hygroscopic

Yogi

stungjoe 08-01-2016 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Yogi (Post 1095434)
LOL Same for Texas Gulf Coast.


Yogi

This car spent it's days in New Mexico.....so it's that dry heat :grin:

Having spent 9 months in Midland/Odessa (west Texas) then 6 months in Baytown, Tx (gulf coast) I will take that dry heat ANY DAY!

Seeings as how most fuel now has ethanol I do believe the hygroscopic properties of ethanol are even worse than plain ol' Ethyl??

Yogi 08-01-2016 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by stungjoe (Post 1095450)
This car spent it's days in New Mexico.....so it's that dry heat :grin:

Having spent 9 months in Midland/Odessa (west Texas) then 6 months in Baytown, Tx (gulf coast) I will take that dry heat ANY DAY!

Seeings as how most fuel now has ethanol I do believe the hygroscopic properties of ethanol are even worse than plain ol' Ethyl??

?? "Plain ol' Ethyl?" Do you mean the old TEL (Tetra Ethyl Lead) b/c Ethanol and ethyl alcohol are the same thing - "White Lightnin'"!

Yogi

stungjoe 08-01-2016 02:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Yogi (Post 1095482)
?? "Plain ol' Ethyl?" Do you mean the old TEL (Tetra Ethyl Lead) b/c Ethanol and ethyl alcohol are the same thing - "White Lightnin'"!

Yogi

Actually I was remembering that old song about "fill'er up with ethyl" which was the high octane fuel in the day. I was young and remember it was about 25 cents/gal

Robotech 08-01-2016 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Yogi (Post 1095434)
LOL Same for Texas Gulf Coast.

BTW, it's "Hygroscopic" https://www.google.com/search?q=Hydg...#q=Hygroscopic

Yogi

Do you know how thrilled I am that I got it THAT close!?!? LOL One letter and even that I got the right shape just upside down and backwards! LOL

I'd assume though that that area of Texas may get a little wetter than we do here in the desert of So Cal so a good wet weather tire may be more important.

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Originally Posted by stungjoe (Post 1095450)
Seeings as how most fuel now has ethanol I do believe the hygroscopic properties of ethanol are even worse than plain ol' Ethyl??

They are. Ethanol/Gasoline blend fuels like E10, E45, and E85 are more hygroscopic than straight gasoline and the higher their ethanol content, the more hygroscopic they are.

Yogi 08-01-2016 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by stungjoe (Post 1095514)
Actually I was remembering that old song about "fill'er up with ethyl" which was the high octane fuel in the day. I was young and remember it was about 25 cents/gal

I never heard that.

Yogi

stungjoe 08-01-2016 07:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Yogi (Post 1095690)
I never heard that.

Yogi

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvO1jC9lvCY


Of course there was the old Ray Stevens line in "The Streak"..."don't look Ethel...but it was too late"


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