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  • I’d buy your car Jason. Looks mint. But your garage floor needs a sweep.

      1 year ago
  • I would add smoke and oil droplets coming out of the exhaust may be turbocharger gasket failure. This spooked me at first on my used Saab until I diagnosed it as the turbo instead of the engine.

      1 year ago
    • There is a lot I would add.

      But if it's this or nothing for the uninitiated, it is obviously better than nothing.

        1 year ago
  • Absolutely OBD2 scan the car. A Bluetooth dongle and app is an inexpensive investment. Take the car for a drive with the dongle active. I use the Torque app. The app uploads the data so you can download it later onto a computer as a CSV file, which you can open in a spreadsheet. You will see a detailed report of how the car is actually operating as you drove it.

    Visibly rusty brakes can be another clue that that shines up "daily driver" - isn't. Look at the brake fluid, too. Look at the coolant fluid. These are simple maintenance items.

    This one is debatable: the second I see a "cold air kit" and a funky non-stock muffler I want to know what other inexpensive "tweaks" were done. If the car is "chipped", it's a pass. Aftermarket mags that have the wrong offset are also a pass, as well as half baked lowering. I don't wasn't to buy someone else's project and problems. I've modded, and have had modified, a few cars in my time and I could back up those mods with documents showing they were done properly.

      1 year ago
    • Does that work with iPhone...?

        1 year ago
    • I'm sure there's great OBD2 apps in Apple's app store. The dongles are either Bluetooth or Wifi. Usually each dongle has a list of preferred apps. In my case Torque was one of them. I think the Kobra dongle, which I caught on sale, and the Pro...

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        1 year ago
  • If I was selling my car I wouldn't be letting a random DIY mechanic whom I have never met before plug a eobd reader of unknown origin in. But I imagine I'd then be slated as a seller because of it!

      1 year ago
  • I tested a few apps. There were a lot of good ones. Torque was suggested by Kobra (the OBD2 dongle maker) so that was a plus.

      1 year ago
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