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Offline NedKelly

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potential purchase
« on: April 20, 2018, 09:37:29 AM »
Thanks for the add. My name is Ned Kelly. No i'm not australian  ;D and i don't wear a bucket on my head lmao.
I'm looking to purchase an Rx8 - think the link is here https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MAZDA-RX8-231-Bhp-6-Speed/292519550127?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649 . I would appreciate any info you guys can give me. I've been looking for one for about 7months and this is close to me (Neath, South Wales). many thanks in advance

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Re: potential purchase
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2018, 12:09:41 PM »
 :welcome:

Car looks Ok,

I know what its saying in the text but still take it out and get it hot, turn it off for around 8 minutes then check it starts instantly again cleanly without lots of winding on the starter.

If it struggles, walk away.

Other than that treat it like looking a any other car

Hope this helps

   
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Re: potential purchase
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 12:42:19 PM »
thank you very much, sir. I will be doing so in the next few days

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Re: potential purchase
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 04:41:00 PM »
What i would add is ask to see the rebuild receipt...various builders offer different tiers of rebuild RM is no different so check there website against the receipt so you know wether a budget rebuild or premium rebuild and as a buyer market prepare to haggle.
Check out mot history website and look for rust in the rear sills.
Nice collection of aftermarket parts.
On the test drive rev it out til 9krpm a few times too.
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Re: potential purchase
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 06:28:40 PM »
thank you boosted. The advice you have given about the rear sills i'd not heard/read about. Will do so re the build too. Was unsure to the aftermarket mods, but you have put my mind a bit easier, happy days. Cheers