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Old 03-13-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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I'm thinking of getting rid of my 04 RSX-S with 55k miles and buying an 05 baja turbo with 91k miles. I was just wondering what some common problems (if any) are with the turbo bajas around 100k miles. I plan on putting a vf39, sti TMIC and ecu in immediately so those will have low miles. Anyway, if anyone has any info that'd be great. Thanks.
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Old 03-14-2009, 10:53 AM   #2
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I'm thinking of getting rid of my 04 RSX-S with 55k miles and buying an 05 baja turbo with 91k miles. I was just wondering what some common problems (if any) are with the turbo bajas around 100k miles. I plan on putting a vf39, sti TMIC and ecu in immediately so those will have low miles. Anyway, if anyone has any info that'd be great. Thanks.
When was the timing belt done?
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Old 03-14-2009, 07:44 PM   #3
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Bought mine with 104000 miles on it and had it gone over.........did put belts on as they were original...........mines not a turbo...............Pete L.
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Old 03-15-2009, 09:56 AM   #4
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144,000 on mine. All new belts on it before I bought it. 100K+ Bajas need brakes, plugs and wires, and timing belt, but that's about all. NA Baja here too, so your needs may differ. Luckily the engines are solid as can be. I still don't burn any oil, leak any oil, lose any anti-freeze, or 'mark my territory' like my Harley, or the Sable. Of course I change plugs and wires every two years, and oil every 4,000 miles. And I'm still pulling 24 city 28 freeway. My freeway mileage would be better but I tend to lead the pack. I do 75+ most of the time. 55 is better and safer, but so BORING!
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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DEFINATELY make sure the timing belt was done as others have said. If it's an auto trans check to see if the tranny fluid is burnt.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:14 PM   #6
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I bought my 03 Auto Baja Non Turbo with 71,000 miles and it was in great shape. I'm at about 97,000 now and have had the Timing belt changed as well as the RHD CV Axle . I now need the other CV Axle as well as a couple of Gaskets.
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Old 03-19-2009, 03:51 PM   #7
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2005 Baja Turbo

At right around 92,XXX miles I had the following issues:

Fuel leak, fuel rail hoses cracked.
Turbocharger R.I.P.
Ignition coils, all 4.
Cam position sensor.
Plugged oil passage in VVT mechanism.

(had oil changes every 3-5kmiles, mostly highway driving)
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