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Old 01-26-2013, 09:20 PM   #1496
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Originally Posted by Tmaximusv View Post
sadly my 96 850 needs a valve job. Power, but lots of oil use and leaks. I think the POs abused the tranny. Meanwhile, I'm gonna flog the thing until it won't go no mo. Just turned 190k today running round to some geocaches!
sadly, the whiteblocks (850s, etc) are expensive to rebuild, the cost of that valve job exceeds the value of the car. best bet is finding a good motor on a car being parted out after a fender bender. my son has my 1996 turbo 850 wagon :)
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