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Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby Catmankev » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:46 pm

Good evening all.

Tomorrow afternoon I'm going to look at a 52 reg lbw m/r rwd 350 90. (I actually know what all that means at last too :) )

Bodywork looks good in the photos my friend sent me (his confirmed it looks like good un just a bit of surface rust one sill but still treatable)

175k injectors,pump ect replaced last year, also he says he has receipts for a around 3k of maintenance cost from the past 2 years.

Serviced every 6 months.

This was his work van and couldn't afford to be without it so he kept it well.

Owned for 10 years, bought with 22k on it.

His only selling it now as his changed jobs so wants a car.

Previous mot history search looks genuine.


All sounds good so far.....


This is the bit that's giving me a bit of concern.

Mot till end of Jan,
He can't be arsed to try and sell it privately so was going through webuyanyvan who offered him £800 for it. I happened to speak to a mutual friend at the right time and was told I can have it at that price.



So...

Any advice from you lot on what to check with a fine tooth comb?
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby blue estate » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:53 pm

RUST! I bet its rotten as a pear underneath :wink:
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby Punto443 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 8:57 pm

My old mk6 looked mint on the outside, but was rotten underneath!


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Make sure the diesel pumps not leaking, it runs without rattling it's tits off and lastly look for.......


RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST

Oh, and RUST
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby bambi mk 1 » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:00 pm

In case anyone forgets to tell you RUST RUST RUST RUST RUST AND MORE RUST
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby Catmankev » Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:07 pm

Ill put some overalls and a head torch on and get right under it in that case. Hopefully it's a good one
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby Catmankev » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:49 pm

blue estate wrote:RUST! I bet its rotten as a pear underneath :wink:

Thankfully you were wrong. All looked good and didn't miss a beat on the 65 mile drive home :)
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby blue estate » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:51 pm

Catmankev wrote:
blue estate wrote:RUST! I bet its rotten as a pear underneath :wink:

Thankfully you were wrong. All looked good and didn't miss a beat on the 65 mile drive home :)

Great :D but fore warned is fore armed :wink:
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby Catmankev » Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:00 pm

I was about to write that I'll be under it with some underseal soon but that's a lie. I'm going to pay someone with the right equipment and knowledge to do it for me.
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Re: Looking at a mk6 tomorrow

Postby Brains_transit » Wed Jan 20, 2016 4:03 pm

Lwb seems to not rot as fast as swb but it depends the life it's had :lol: underneath is easily to do if you do what I done, I removed the fuel tank, exhaust, heat shields and rear suspension :P
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