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New to me 1986 Starion ESi-R Widebody - 56,900 miles


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#21 Preludedude

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:25 PM

Everytime I see a low mileage SQ for sale, I always wonder how well they truly run....I bet the EBAY listing said this car ran perfect.

"It only has 56k miles. Runs perfect"

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 08:04 PM

Honestly, this car was running fairly well the first week or so after it came off of the transporter.  I drove it across town several days on 20 mile trips.  Right now, it appears the plug wires went south on me after heating up in the FL summer traffic.

But you're right, always hard to know how any car will run through pics.  I took a gamble and honestly, don't believe it would have made much of difference unless I drove it for a week before making the purchase.  The good news with this particular 86 is the inside is amazing.  The body has zero rust and the engine compartment was unmolested except for the injectors.





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Posted 03 August 2018 - 07:41 PM

Update on my 86 Starion:

Had a bad ground cable terminal to the battery, which caused some chaos for a week.  Replaced the ignition switch during that time period also.  I have a leak at the top of the steering box where the large nut is when you look straight down on the box from the drivers side engine compartment.

Also performed a quick compression test on the motor this evening.  Results:

1 - 142
2 - 137
3 - 139
4 - 136

I believe with those results, Ill probably go with a Megasquirt plug n play ECU to attempt to iron out improved drive ability.  Been very happy with my 89 Megasquirt setup.  Dependable!

Edited by Matt888, 03 August 2018 - 07:42 PM.





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