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You might want to pay attention to the drips and take a look at the gaskets especially when having work done. Here’s my experience so far:

- the oil transmission cooler lines were dripping at the radiator
- the heater hose was dripping at the fire wall
- the a/c hose was also dripping from the firewall ( a know problem I’m told).
- the power steering line to the pump was dripping. New pump & hoses.
- the rack and pinion seals were dripping. A new Rack & Pinion.
- the oil pan gasket started to show signs of seepage. Drop it, clean it and change the gasket.
- time for scheduled maintenance on the transmission pan that showed signs of seepage. I recommend Mike in AZ Oil Pan when you do this.
- time for scheduled maintenance on the differential cover that showed signs of seepage. I recommend Mike in AZ Differential Cover when you do this.


Yes, it’s been quite an experience $$$$.
 

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Out of curiosity, is this a vehicle with a lot of miles on it or one that has sat quite a bit of the time or...maybe both?

Dave
 

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A/c hose leaking ? It only has a small amount of oil in system the rest is refrigerant . If it had a leak it would be emptied out quickly as it is under pressure. The leak they saw was maybe the evaporate drain hose and if a/c is working real good you will have small amount of water from there . That's normal operation.
 

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Don't know how long this person owned it. Based on the color combination this vehicle may have been completely taken apart and put back together or built from several parts cars. May very well be why everything leaks. May not have been put together properly. Just a guess as most of ours never leak any fluids. Something strange!!!
 

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Strange indeed. I bought the wrong one at 50k.
Buyer beware. Refrigerant leak when the system was serviced
and refilled. All the leaks and drips from original parts.
First owner for 48k, looks to be meticulously cared for.
2nd owner apparantly a kid with no automotive skills who tried to make it into
a Hot Rod. I think that says it all.
Anyway, everything is new and I still have a sense of humor.
Plus, I'm still married.
 

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Strange indeed. I bought the wrong one at 50k.
Buyer beware. Refrigerant leak when the system was serviced
and refilled. All the leaks and drips from original parts.
First owner for 48k, looks to be meticulously cared for.
2nd owner apparantly a kid with no automotive skills who tried to make it into
a Hot Rod. I think that says it all.
Anyway, everything is new and I still have a sense of humor.
Plus, I'm still married.
Glad it is working out for you. Now have fun with it.
 
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