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Hey guys.
Daughter's VY wagon broke down today (looks like water pump). I don't really want to fix it, it's pretty-well had it. She's about 5 mins away from buying a brand new car, it's probably not worth it..
Question is... I have a VP sedan, what parts do you reckon I could tax off it for safe keeping? I'd love to take anything and everything before calling the wrecker.
The auto is about 4 years old, wouldn't mind pulling that out, but it's at Mo-in-law's place, can't really stuff around with it up there. Dang it.
Thoughts..?

(Johnbo, will defs remove that radio you so generously sent me)

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can you park them booth behind your shed. or behind the fence down the back or .... some where else near by as be handy to have some parts if needed.

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I believe the VP auto is similar in it's workings to the early turbo box's & trimatics & the box is completely different.

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Wheels and tyres will fit if they are any good, otherwise, not much else.
There are other bits of course but the more you take off it, the likelihood the wrecker will not want it so probably best to totally strip it down or get rid of it the way it is.
Really easy to do a water pump on them.
You can do a lot of repairs for the cost of a new car.

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Nah, it's already in the can. She was already in the matket for a new car in the next few weeks, this will just bring it forward.
Front tyres near new, rears about a year old, so I'll probably take them. Apart from a few bits & pieces, not worth keeping anything else so wrecker will win. Same as it was 25 years ago with HKTGs..

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Tim How bad really is it? Maybe replace water pump and sell cheap? Or trade in if she is buying a new car from a dealer rather than private...Over here in SA we don't have roadworthy cert like you guys so maybe my advice won't help...people still buying $300 running cars here...what would a wrecker give you for it?

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Nowhere near roadworthy. Interior OK, but driver's seat stuffed. Body OK, but few dents. 350,000kms, just not worth anything. We were going to use it as trade in, now probably won't make it to the caryard.

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Make sure she haggles over the price seeing as no trade in.
Last time my son bought a new commodore ute, we spent an easter thursdy afternoon about 4 hours haggleing, and walked away with mag wheels and $4800 discount.
Where else can you get/save over $1000 an hour ?

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Definately worth negotiating, or walking.
If the dealer won't move on price, just tell them you'll go somewhere else and then give them your phone number and say "call me if you want to sell me the car as you walk out".
We did that when my daughter bought her Golf and got a $3,000 better offer on our trade in when they rang me an hour later.
David

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Old is good.

You're talking to a Used Car Daaler's son here.. (-:

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It's surprising how many people just take the dealer's offer and sign, especially around here.
The Toyota dealer in Port Macquarie is bad. Their attitude is "pay our price or we don't want to talk to you. I've tried to buy 3 new cars there over the years and got them elsewhere every time. The last time I went there he looked at my trade (Tarago) and then asked if I had someone I could give it to.
David

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Old is good.

get a baseball cap put it on backwards lower it so the tyres are scraping on the inner guards put a fully sick stereo in it hand paint it flat black and there's your new daily driver,coool,hahaha!..;)

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Timbo
I'm lead to believe the water pump on the VY is at the rear of the engine and it's a remove and replace the transmission to exchange. I could be wrong.
The VP's transmission is a looked for unit as it is cable driven unlike the later cars which are computer driven. Again, I could be wrong.

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Cheers
Keith

VY is 3.8 ecotec? Water pump in usual place...

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Andrew

yea mate ya spot on with the gear box.
The VN-VP were a cable drive and VR_VS were the start of the NEW BRED
These VY are all computer,censer things.
I like the "KISS" attitude(keep it simple stupid) lol and a lot less headaches and stress and MONEY if something goes wrong.
I run a 1989 TPI 350 and a TH700. the box is pretty simmer to the VN_VP. I can still run my standed HJ auto shiftier for the look i was looking for

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"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"

WE BUY THEM,WE REBUILD THEM,WE LOVE THEM,
WELL I DO !!!
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They were my 'likes'.
Not sure what we'll do, probably just pull stuff off it and call the wreckers.
And nah Linds, too many cars here as it is.
Al. You've been under water too long, you're talking gobbledeegoop.

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:-)

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I had a female friend blow a top hose on v6 Como on a freeway somewhere in Melbourne and rang me.

Only a few k's from home.

It won't turn over.

Yeah it's too hot.

Got any water .... No.

Go to a shop a buy 3 litres and ring me back.

1 hour goes by...

Got the water...No it doesn't take water it takes radiator fluid. It's says so on the bottle in the boot.

FFFFFFFFF...shes a scientist would you believe.

Tip the 1 litre of rad fluid in the radiator...wheres that.

Lift the bonnet and send me a photo...

Yes in that round silver thing there in front.

It will start now it's cool.

Head for home and don't stop.

About 2 hours goes past and I'm worried sick.

I ring her mobile...hows it going...Yep okay been home for ages.

Right don't let me know will you.

Never show a scientist anything.

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Disclaimer :- The above is purely speculation and is only posted for entertainment purposes!!!

Her name wasn't Heidi was it, by chance..?

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My son had a VT commy Berlina, the motor carked it. Decided we wouldn't bother fixing it. Called around 4 wreckers and none wanted it, they said they had them laid on and there was no money in them. I ended up putting it on eBay with a .99c start, it sold for $300. So that might be an option if the wreckers offer you zilch or nearly zilch.
I also had 4 good set of doors for a VT commy, I couldn't give them away, ended up in the bin at work

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Bryan

That's got my attention. I might do that Bryan, thanks. It's sitting in an area full of these cars, full of fully sick cars..

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That's a good idea but I'de rather see ya join the fully sick brigade,I told ya how to do it,haha!...:-)

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good idea..I'd take the gamble and start at $22 - the cost of a cheap water pump and put that on first and have it as a key marketing feature - new water pump - good tyres etc

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