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Unread 03-30-2010, 02:28 AM   #1
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Got me a 1994 4-Door Limited Edition B13. She's all stock, and not the prettiest B13 that's for sure.

Take a look, and give me some low/mid-range budget things I can do to her to make her nice.

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Looks pretty good for the year. People tore those things up. This is the GA16DE?
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If i were you? I'd imagine it's probably never had brakes done. I'd go ahead and tear into the brakes, maybe even replace the calipers with rebuilts (they're like $8 a piece for most cars rebuilt), pads, flush the lines, drain the radiator, flush it, fill it back up, change the oil, replace the air filter, yada yada, stuff like that. May not be anything wrong per se, but I've always been one to go through the basics (intake, brakes, fluids) as soon as i get a vehicle, just to be assured. After all, you never know for sure what the previous owners did to a car. All the things i said shouldn't run you more than $50. We're talking..

$8 rebuilt calipers both sides=$16. We'll say $20 for good measure.
$20 for some semimetallic brake pads.
$10 for an air filter

And maybe some oddball hardware kit for a couple bucks for the rear drums. If you picked up a Haynes manual ($25 at Autozombie) you could read up and have it all finished up in ~3 hours for a backyard mechanic. I can rebuild a drum (you shouldn't need shoes unless it's got a crapton of miles) in about 45 minutes from taking the wheel off to adjusting the star adjuster. As for discs, if you take the caliipers off, you'll need to bleed the brakes. Get a helper and it'll take 5 minutes a side.
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Looks pretty good for the year. People tore those things up. This is the GA16DE?
Mileage?
Yeah GA16 :\

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If i were you? I'd imagine it's probably never had brakes done. I'd go ahead and tear into the brakes, maybe even replace the calipers with rebuilts (they're like $8 a piece for most cars rebuilt), pads, flush the lines, drain the radiator, flush it, fill it back up, change the oil, replace the air filter, yada yada, stuff like that. May not be anything wrong per se, but I've always been one to go through the basics (intake, brakes, fluids) as soon as i get a vehicle, just to be assured. After all, you never know for sure what the previous owners did to a car. All the things i said shouldn't run you more than $50. We're talking..

$8 rebuilt calipers both sides=$16. We'll say $20 for good measure.
$20 for some semimetallic brake pads.
$10 for an air filter

And maybe some oddball hardware kit for a couple bucks for the rear drums. If you picked up a Haynes manual ($25 at Autozombie) you could read up and have it all finished up in ~3 hours for a backyard mechanic. I can rebuild a drum (you shouldn't need shoes unless it's got a crapton of miles) in about 45 minutes from taking the wheel off to adjusting the star adjuster. As for discs, if you take the caliipers off, you'll need to bleed the brakes. Get a helper and it'll take 5 minutes a side.
Well I just had $800 worth of strut mounts and window motors done , so that'll come next.

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