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    Looking at buy a 83 Cressida

    Im currently looking at buy a 83 Cressida the body is pretty clean it's got around 190k on it I've never had a Cressida before so I'm unknown to there motors is there anything to look out for at buy a car at the miles it has ? Any info will help thanks!

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    Re: Looking at buy a 83 Cressida

    look for rust.... the 5m is probably tired but not definitely dead...they seem to be more stout than the 7ms in the later cars

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    Re: Looking at buy a 83 Cressida

    It all depends on what you are going to do with this car. If this is going to be an every day driver, you'll have a handful of things you'll want to check and replace.

    The 5M is pretty stout; mine lasted 240k miles before it blew the headgasket. I've heard other people have had weird issues with the EFI system/wiring.

    Check/replace the rear differential mount, rear crossmember mounts (Super Pro sells a nice set), the blower motor has been a common thing to go bad, the rear seal (driveshaft seal) on the trans tends to leak after a while, it's a $5 seal that is worth replacing.

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    Re: Looking at buy a 83 Cressida

    pics? i have a couple x6's in yards local to me if you end up wanting parts.

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