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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 1st, 01, 05:39 PM Thread Starter
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Is there any knowen problems that I should know about besides lack of hp
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 01, 04:58 AM
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I am the original owner of an '87 2.8. Actually my wife passed it on to me when she got the new car. Got 141k miles. I have done the following. Repainted it in '92, Rebuilt automatic trans at 80K, Water pump, Starter, a/c compressor, replace distributor shaft seal, and three ignition modules. Still runs good. Uses about 1/2-3/4 qt of oil between changes.
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My daughter has an '87 S-15 w/2.8L V6 auto.
141K miles, runs good, no major/minor problems except replaced water pump.

But if you buy it, don't complain about lack of power, you already know this.

Everett 68/350/PG/11.90/115mph
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 01, 05:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info Spitfire44 I'm kind of new to the sports car field couldn't afford one for the longest time now I'm looking to restore this one again thanks
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 2nd, 01, 04:37 PM
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Just to let you know,the replacement 2.8 is very expensive and hard to find(in washington anyways)they supposely have "soft" cranks, got one in a 86 with 167,000 miles on it still runs great.
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