Thinking of selling my chariot.........
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    Thinking of selling my chariot.........

    Thinking of trading in my CX 2400 Pallas because repair/spare parts aren't bountiful in my area. Run well no rust, one ding in door, 10 months rego. Thinking $2500 without RWC. Does this sound reasonable?

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    howdy, I may be interested , as i wouldnt mind replacing my cx which is bit sickly. $2500 could be the right price but is probably too much if youve got body damage.can you give more detail regarding condition ? what is interior like ? what colour is it ?

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    I now have pictures available for. I can email them on request....Currently having difficulties getting into my email account, but will send them as soon as possible.....

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    Decided that the CX has to go (with much regret)... It has a dint in the drivers door, but is pretty much straight apart from this. 1980 model with alloy's, sun roof, and airconditioning (not working). It is currently at with David at French Connection in Airport West (03 9338 8191). The car recently had a pre-RWC test and David has a list of what is wrong with it. The largest problem is a dying ?torque converter. There is also a list of other minor niggles needed prior to RWC. The car would suit restoration for someone with time on their hands. The interior is in VGC. Car is blue on blue and looks very nice (I can email photos if necessary). Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.
    Rowan

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    Yeah,

    I can see your dilema, I've heard torque converters are worth $3500+ to get re-built/replaced (I certainly hope I'm wrong), plus a certain number of other minor problems. Suddenly your left with a quite tidy CX that's near worthless and basicly becomes a parts car (as for the cost of the labour & the torque converter rebuild you could purchase a very good example of a CX2500ie for the same $$$).

    It's sad to see so many C-matics end up on the junk heap 'cos of this . Have you tried changing the gearbox oil to Castrol TQF (is that right Alan??) and cleaning all it's filters. The torque converter may well be ok, but someone has put Dexron III or something stupid in it wink

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    I was told by David at French Connection that it was dying, so I figure that it probably is.... I don't think the car has been in the hands of anyone who would put in the wrong oil.....

    Not sure what to do with it. I don't have the time, ,experience or $$$$ to rebuild it, and I really don't want to scrap it (it really is loverly). That said, I don't want to "give" it away because of the money I have spent on it....It's a dilemma..... Price for it is neg. though. I would be open to prices around $2000 neg.

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    I did all the investigating I could when I bought my C-matic to find what oil would go in it.
    I spent a half hour on the phone with a guy from Shell and another session with Castrol & ended up using Castrol TQF in it.
    Harold Alford was told by a specialist to use Dexron 3 in his and immediately noticed it was doing all kinds of weird things so it is possible that the previous owner may have done something similar. Once he changed to TQF, he noticed an immediate improvement.
    I intend changing my fluid next week as it only costs about $25 for a 5 litre can & for that cost it's not worth playing Russian Roullette with the transmission. It has to be worth a try before talking about scrapping the car.

    Alan S
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