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PostSubject: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sat Feb 23, 2013 4:19 pm

Hey guys & gals.
New to the site. Very cool so far.
I'm looking at buying my first riviera next week. Looks and drives nice
Just wanted to ask if there is anything specific I should watch out for
Before plopping down the money.
Thanks in advance for your help.

Edit: well folks. I guess it wasn't meant to be. Sold out from under me.
Guess ill have to keep looking. Thanks for your help though. Seem to
Be a great group of people.


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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sat Feb 23, 2013 7:22 pm

I have a 95 also and I would recommend asking about the history of the Transmission. If original, its getting into a mileage where problems are not uncommon. If rebuilt be sure to find out where it was done. The 4T60-E transmission is the weak link in these cars and rebuilds are quite pricey.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:15 pm

Roger that Dave! I'll be sure to ask.
Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:41 pm

Hey Matthew, welcome to the group. I noticed you're from Fort Wayne, try to get it on a rack and check for that dreaded cancer.
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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:20 am

Already done. Relatively cancer free. Some light stuff underneath. But nothing serious
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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:32 am

Save up to buy an Actron scan tool to read OBD 1.5. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:15 pm

So whats cancer cause my car had hiv when i got it didnt know it... Took it on a trip to virginia and back to texas two days later my L67 started tapping and had a loss of power and still havent found the problem yet...
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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:23 pm

Cancer = rust.

Maybe your car has a case of congestive heart failure?

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PostSubject: Re: Buying my first Riv next week (SC95 with 140000mi.)   Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:42 pm

Lol i bought the series 3 transplant just cause and she only had 90k on her
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