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Super clean but tries to start and wont turn over...

I do all my own maintenance and this may be a good reason to buy VIDA...

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I don't see why not....go for it!

Then again, I'd probably check compression first...
 

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Super clean but tries to start and wont turn over...

I do all my own maintenance and this may be a good reason to buy VIDA...

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It could be a good deal - or it might have a cracked head/etc and you'll wind up dumping another $3+ grand into it plus your time.
I agree with the others; the deal should rest on whether the engine has decent/even compression.
 

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At that milage, you'll have to see if it's up to date with its maintenance: no cracks on coolant tank, suspension works, wheel bearings, standard stuff for an older car. You'll end up dumping even more money into it if these aren't good.
 

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Checking compression wouldnt require the engine running?

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Eh??

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Checking compression wouldnt require the engine running?

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Nope. Pull plugs, insert compression tester, crank engine (with starter or by hand).
 

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Depending on the condition, you could buy it for $1100 or so and part it out for a profit!
 

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Depending on the condition, you could buy it for $1100 or so and part it out for a profit!
Thats what I'm saying! Now to covince the wife...

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Seems like you know what you're getting into with a S40. Give it a good look, and get the story as to why it is so cheap. Check the frame / VIN report, engine, etc pretty carefully and let us know how it goes!
 

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What's wrong with it???? That would be my first question. If it is mechanical, I know you can figure out how to fix it, if its some weird electrical gremlins or water damage, RUN! It could be as simple as a cam position sensor or fuel pressure sensor though!
 
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