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#1 kingJurzy

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 05:50 PM

It has 127k miles and I am the 3rd owner with the second owner being my grandfather for about 10 years.

 

 

Passed smog, brakes good, tires good. 

 

 

The kicker:

A connecting rod needs to be adjusted or a rod bearing is bad in my inline 4 and there is a rattling sound in my engine if I accelerate hard around 2 - 3k rpms. If I accelerate really slow then I barley hear the rattling. 

 

 

Please help and also any info on a Nissan 240sx S13 fast back is also appreciated. 


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 03:09 AM

That ratteling isn't good. Are you sure it's from the engine?

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:35 PM

Positive it is from the engine. 


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:41 PM

You have no pictures?



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:42 PM

The engine block is closed? The best I could do it point to where I hear it coming from.


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:44 PM

Pictures of the rest of the car...



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 05:45 PM

As in what specifically?


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Posted 27 March 2014 - 06:08 PM

As in, everything. You want someone to appraise a vehicle from thousands of miles away, you're going to need more than 4 sentences. Take pictures of the tire tread, the interior, the engine compartment, and the body (to show dents, scratches, and rust spots).

 

But, with the rattling noise, there's no way you could hope to get more than 2500 as it sits. I'd put it at 1500-2000 because it isn't known exactly what is wrong with it. I'd take it to a mechanic so they can tell you exactly what the problem is, so then there's less mystery for a buyer. But, telling us a general part of the engine the sound is coming from can help us help you.

 

Also, what options does it have? Does it have cruise control? Automatic or manual? Power windows and locks? CD Player? Power seats? 

 

Usually pictures can answer a lot of those questions, but you're going to need more information for anybody to help you, or for anybody to want to buy it. 



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Posted 27 March 2014 - 07:30 PM

Predator is right, but honestly that car goes for around 1500 around me here in NJ


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