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Got a new Fiero today, only 68,000 original miles on it. Pics inside. 88 Coupe by Capt Fiero
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Report this Post05-22-2010 11:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
So the short version of a long story, I had spoke to a guy about a year ago he had an 88 Fiero that he was looking to either fix or sell. Well today he called me up with a deal I could not refuse.

Its an 88 4cyl 5spd with only 111,000 kms on it. It unfortunately spent the last 2 years of its life outside, however the previous years it was always garage kept and his aunt, who originally bought the car in 88 took amazing care of it. The Price FREE, just had to pay $50 to have it towed to my place.

It has low compression on one cylinder, the reason has yet to be determined. I am debating on fixing the 4cyl or simply installing one of my spare V6 motors. (I've got 2 spare V6's that are both good runners just collecting dust.)

Well here are the pics or just skip to the video walk around with it running. http://captfiero.com/videos/mycar/capts88coupe.wmv

Edit Dirty Pics #1 and #2 replaced with clean pics.



111,000kms is about 68,000 miles.



I can't belive how perfect the seats are, the drivers bolster does not even have a scuff in it let alone the standard tear.





Its as bare bones as you can get, manual everything, which on the bright side means the car should be fairly light.


Passanger seat is equally nice.


Even the carpets are in good condition.


Dash corners are not cracked


Front compartment is like new.


88 Strut tower top,


The engine bay. Dirty but it runs and drives.


The price for the car, it cost me $50 for the tow bill to get it home, the car itself was free. I have video of the engine running which I will post later.

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Report this Post05-22-2010 11:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for ert342Click Here to Email ert342Send a Private Message to ert342Direct Link to This Post
How much?

EDIT:Sorry missed the bottome of the post. Nice!!

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Report this Post05-22-2010 11:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post

LOL, ya maybe I should have put that at the top, but as promised here is the video of it running and a short walk around the car.

http://captfiero.com/videos/mycar/capts88coupe.wmv
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Report this Post05-23-2010 09:39 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fieroguy123Click Here to Email fieroguy123Send a Private Message to fieroguy123Direct Link to This Post
I hate you! Lol Why can't I ever find a deal like that? Nice score buddy!
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Report this Post05-23-2010 09:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post

How I get deals like this, I'll tell you how.

I am the Pres and Founder of www.westcoastfieros.com my phone number is and has been plastered all over the home page for years. Which means my phone rings off the hook with people asking for advice, help with there car, information about the club and or wanting to buy or sell a Fiero. The trade-off for all these constant calls is that every once in a while, I get a call from someone that has a Fiero and wants it to go to a good home rather than sending it to the crusher. I got my Yellow 88GT for $900 USD with only 90,000 miles on it, and my 87GT with custom body kit for $250 USD and my wife got a V8 5spd Getrag, car with coil overs and corvette brakes, for about $1000 USD.

If you are willing to give up your personal life to be on call for the Fiero world nearly 24hrs a day 7 days a week. You are bound to come across some really good deals every now and again for your effort.

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Report this Post05-23-2010 04:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
I think I am going to give it a wash and see if I can't clean it up a bit.

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Report this Post05-23-2010 04:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for shank0668Send a Private Message to shank0668Direct Link to This Post
Looks decent. Especially for free. I hope my free one I pick up sometime in the next shape is in good shape too.
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Report this Post05-23-2010 11:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Well here are the pics as promised.










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Report this Post05-24-2010 01:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosDirect Link to This Post
would make a great first car for your daughter dave...nice score...tim
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Report this Post05-24-2010 01:58 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fourpoint9Click Here to visit fourpoint9's HomePageSend a Private Message to fourpoint9Direct Link to This Post
Nice Capt. I just got a free 88 GT with some front end damage and a 5speed with a cracked case.
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Report this Post05-24-2010 08:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by thismanyfieros:

would make a great first car for your daughter dave...nice score...tim


Actually my plans are to give her the 88GT if we are still diving gas engines in 16 years

 
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Nice Capt. I just got a free 88 GT with some front end damage and a 5speed with a cracked case.


So whats the plans for the 88GT, replace the tranny and fix the body damage, or part it out, and put the 88 cradle and brakes in your orange car, then sell the bearings on ebay, and sell the front cross member on ebay.

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Report this Post05-24-2010 09:05 AM Click Here to See the Profile for bowrapennocksDirect Link to This Post
Great find. It is way nicer then the 100K mile 85SE 4cyl/5sp that I got for free last year!

See you in Arlington

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Report this Post05-24-2010 09:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Ok so, let’s take stock on the motor and see what we can come up with.

1st off engine notes, Engine has great oil pressure, does not burn blue, has Zero blow bye with the PCV and oil filler cap removed.
It only has 68,000 miles on it

Problems
Low compression on one cylinder

Causes
Cylinder wash, caused by bag ignition allowing raw fuel to wash away the allow and now allowing the rings to seal properly

Bad lifter no allowing the valve to fully open or close
Bad Pushrod same as above
Miss Adjusted Valves save as above
Bad Valve burnt or bent so it won't to allow proper compression to build
bad rings (at 111,000kms I am leaning away from this) I

If it is Lifter or pushrod, aren’t you able to get to those via an access panel on the truck side of the block fairly easily.
If it’s a bad lifter, can’t those also be pulled from the same access panel to see the pushrods?
What is the proper valve last setting for the 4cyl?
Well I’ll do a compression test find the bad hole; put some oil down there to confirm that it is not bad rings. If the oil makes no change, I’ll start on head related problems like valves and valve train.
If it’s, cylinder wash things to check are
Bad or broken plug bad or broken plug wire, bad or broken coil pack.

I think I have covered all the possibilities and how to check/fix them. If you have any advice please let me know.
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Report this Post05-24-2010 12:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosDirect Link to This Post
i had low compression in my jeep on one cylinder this spring...mt wife was working at toyota and they told me time for new engine...only 4800...turned out to be bad plug wire ..only 28 for new set of wires...check it all thoroughly...lol...tim
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The best things in life are free. Nice find.

Larry

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Report this Post05-26-2010 09:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
I have yet to start working on it, but I am eager to start playing with it, I just have to finish painting my V8 Fiero and then I can start on the 4 banger.
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Report this Post06-03-2010 11:43 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Update, while looking for a replacement head, I have located an entire low mileage 88 2.5 engine complete pull from a swap. I am going to pickup the motor tonight and hopefully will start fixing up the 88 Couple in a week or 2.

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Report this Post06-03-2010 11:54 AM Click Here to See the Profile for HausFieroSend a Private Message to HausFieroDirect Link to This Post
Wow looks great and low miles. nice get
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Report this Post06-03-2010 01:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpaxsporeClick Here to Email SpaxsporeSend a Private Message to SpaxsporeDirect Link to This Post
wow im jealous, any rust?
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Report this Post06-03-2010 05:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Not as far as I have found, it is a one family car, garage kept most its life and all on the west coast. Its my first 4 banger however I am looking forward to playing with it.

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Report this Post06-03-2010 05:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for SpaxsporeClick Here to Email SpaxsporeSend a Private Message to SpaxsporeDirect Link to This Post
The iron duke is under rated... they keep goin and goin and goin.
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Report this Post06-03-2010 05:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Ya know that is what I have heard, its suppose to be super reliable cheap to run and in general fun, so why this motor let go at just 68,000 who knows. The guy that I got it from, had loaned it to his now ex girlfriend and it developed this low compression problem while she had it. Who knows what torture it went through in her hands. I kinda feel sorry for the little car and that is one of the reasons I am fixing it rather than parting it out.
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Report this Post06-04-2010 12:24 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Capt FieroClick Here to visit Capt Fiero's HomePageClick Here to Email Capt FieroSend a Private Message to Capt FieroDirect Link to This Post
Well Thanks to a local member, here is the donor 88 engine for my 88 Coupe. Its a complete motor even has a few minor bolt on goodies like the Accell Coil Packs that should help to wake up the little duke. Hey every little bit will help. Maybe it'll brake 100hp, LOL.


























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Report this Post06-05-2010 12:09 AM Click Here to See the Profile for thismanyfierosClick Here to Email thismanyfierosSend a Private Message to thismanyfierosDirect Link to This Post
only thing i missed when i dropped the 2.5 outta my 88 was a small coolant hose that comes off of passenger side to up under intake manifold...be aware of it hiding up there....tim
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OK, I admit it, I'm jealous

Business perks rock!
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