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Old 02-07-2008, 03:05 PM   #1
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Default high mileage GDB RS - what to look for?

Im going to be checking out a 02 RS this weekend hopefully and it looks to be in good conditon, other then the fact it has over 160K on it.

The new RS motors are pretty bullet proof..ala no HG problems like the old EJ25D motors (phase I) correct?

How do I check if the wheel bearings are shot? And most importantly, anything else I should check for?
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Old 02-07-2008, 10:07 PM   #2
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i could always tell if wheel bearings were going or gone by side loading them. a gentle sweeping turn at moderate speed (not parking lot slow, above 40 mph) would make them sing. well actually it was more like a dull roar. kinda like the noise a bowling ball makes when it rolls down the ally. If they are real basd they might make noise all the time and then it could be hard to hear any change when rounding a curve. my 98 chevy had bad bearings in the rear and it sounded like i was on a gravel road when i would round a particular curve. i dont know any for sure way without getting the wheels off the ground.
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thanks. now to the motor!
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Old 02-09-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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ive heard that even on the newer 2.5L motors you should still check to see if the timing belt and waterpump have been replaced. they should have arleady been done bcause you usually run into problems with those just over 100k. also asked for all service records if he has them so you can check when the last major tune ups were. good luck
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Old 02-10-2008, 06:30 PM   #5
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well checked out teh car today, for a high mileage car it wasnt really in bad shape at all considering it was in upstate NY and tons of salt!

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Old 02-18-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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does anyone on here have a high mileage 02+ rs??
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