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Ryan from Ohio
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PostSubject: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 1:02 pm

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Will get more pictures soon. for the price paid its very clean and nice. leather is in excellent shape. Only a few small issues with interior:

Pass side seat controls popped out of seat?

Drivers door round vent thingy missing 1 flap

Console rear upper vent missing...

Outside that as far as Im aware I got an engine issue.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 1:49 pm

Hey, that's the color of my hood.

I've seen a similar Riv here at the tower where I work. Looks good.

Now how much did you pay?

and no matter what condition Rivs I see, the actual headlights always look good.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 1:52 pm

wow that interior is in great shape.
ed morad can get most of the interior stuff for you.
...and by engine issue you mean it's not S/C? happy maybe for the price you got it for you can drop in a S2 motor/tranny?

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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 1:59 pm

Well unless I can get a motor and transmission with under 60K miles on it with computer and all necessary things for $800 or less it will stay N/A.

As for price I paid $500 for it.

guy originally wanted $1K but its not worth it... Obviously...
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 2:13 pm

Wow, nice! That interior looks like it's made out of cream.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 2:16 pm

I like the color

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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 4:17 pm

Looks excellent, you stole it for $500. What's so wrong that you didn't think it was worth a grand?
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 7:01 pm

Well it only blue books for $2500 in excellent shape. Fair puts it at $1800.

To pay $1,000 for it then an $800 motor and figure my times worth something, not a good deal.

I did get the plug wires and battery in tonight. I got it to start! Yay!

The noise it makes is something ferocious though... Im not sure WTH it is but it doest sound good.

It has a loud like cackle and it idles wonderful? Whatever it is its in front in the heads to the left *I think*...

Going to try and have a mechanic look at it tomorrow to get an idea. Normally I do all my own work as I can (if I know whats wrong!) but being its cold out I might just let the shop do this one. If its not worth repairing I will just do a motor swap.

Bottom like is if I can repair it by dropping the oil pan or through the valve cover I will do it. If I gotta pull the head off- then I will just swap motors. The head gaskets and Intake gaskets are pricey IMO.

BTW the car has almost 119K on it. And yes everythign seems to work but the radio- which Im replacing anyhow.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 9:27 pm

Your motor's NA - maybe the balancer?

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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 9:51 pm

cracked exhaust manifold? I'd agree with Albert on this one, though.. the balancers are known for going out.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyMon Nov 17, 2008 10:06 pm

Balancer , or maybe a flexplate , but probably the balancer.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyTue Nov 18, 2008 6:56 am

Score thanks for the info.

So I will look at the balancer closer tonight.

The flex plate... Mmmmm that will suck. I gotta pull the motor or at least separate the halves to do that one frown

What I get out of the video's is this:

If the noise is still there at higher than idle RPM probably the balancer. If its not probably the flex plate.
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PostSubject: Re: My cheap Rivi   My cheap Rivi EmptyTue Nov 18, 2008 6:02 pm

Moved pertinent talk to the proper category.

More pics to come...
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