mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

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Stu8urt
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mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by Stu8urt » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:35 pm

Im away down to look at a mk 1 exige for sale. It has 30,000 miles on it. What should i be looking for?

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Re: mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by tim_marra » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:30 am

What should i be looking for?
The correct address













Oh, and a comprehensive service record. If its still with the original & unmolested K series, It'll be due a 'refresh'

HTH

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Re: mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by stevegreen » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:54 am

[Oh, and a comprehensive service record. If its still with the original & unmolested K series, It'll be due a 'refresh'

HTH
only fair to point out to a "stranger" that this view is not shared by all who are still running a VHPD; and seems to be a key "justification" for more than a few who have gone down the Hoda/Audi engine conversion route...

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Re: mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by philthy » Sun Nov 16, 2008 12:19 pm

[Oh, and a comprehensive service record. If its still with the original & unmolested K series, It'll be due a 'refresh'

HTH
only fair to point out to a "stranger" that this view is not shared by all who are still running a VHPD; and seems to be a key "justification" for more than a few who have gone down the Hoda/Audi engine conversion route...
couldnt agree more.

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Re: mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by tim_marra » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:09 am

Yeah, the service record is the key item.

Sorry if I upset the K series faithfull (for me it is the right option btw )

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Re: mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by SeanB » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:13 am

I would add, have a good look underneath. A shiney car up top can be hiding some really corroded wishbonmes and stuff. They all show signs of surface corrosion, but this shouldn't be in to much of an advanced state. Steering racks can wear, show check for play there, ball joints and wishbone bushes are also popular things to show wear.

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Re: mk 1 known problems and things to look out for

Post by MrBean » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:49 pm

Yep....Get it jacked up and shake the wheels to check ball joints, front and toe links rear.
Exige was built for the track so stone chips are a certainty....respray it and they will all be back in a week
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