It was beyond nasty. But I had to look past all that when I bought it. The price was right considering I knew it needed rebuilt. It wasnt near that bad the day I bought it, I suspect some sort of magical oil was used to sell it to me because about 2 weeks later is when it got really bad.
Poor maintenance was to blame, previous owner knew nothing about maintaining a vehicle. It had mis matched tires on it, The spare was missing. Drivers arm rest was hanging out of the socket. Oil looked of the wrong viscosity and was burnt beyond anything I have seen. All fluids were burnt and old, tranny fluid was above the full mark or "do not add" by a half an inch. PCV valve was broken and missing its internal parts, how? Dont know... Where did they go? Dont know either.
Alignment was off so bad the steering wheel was at about 15 degrees out of straight.
But again, for the price, I saw past all of that. And have since (3.5 months of owning it) replaced the motor, new tires and wheels, exhaust, grill, new windshield, took the tint off the front windows, new head unit, custom sub and amp, fixed all the other issues, touch up paint, some buffing, lots of cleaning, headlights and turn signals (havent been installed) and its almost where I want it. Next is the tranny maybe. Just since I have a better lower mileage one. And Im still, after the new motor and all other parts only into it for under 5k. So I'm doing alright.
All for the love of the 1 fitty
Last edited by Toyz; 05-13-2010 at 07:25 PM.