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Old 10-02-2008, 12:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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sounds fairly rough, some issue with the 2nd gear syncro, a little body rot, but comparitievely low mileage.

what should i be looking for in terms of a compression PSI on the motor?

anything else i should look for in order to know i should run run away? im not scare of a little work, i have assembled a few cars for wheel-to-wheel racing in my life.

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Old 10-02-2008, 02:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=thefirebuilds;64722]sounds fairly rough, some issue with the 2nd gear syncro, a little body rot, but comparitievely low mileage.

You can double clutch it into 2nd or simply time the shift. 145 lbs. per cyl. would be nice. The important thing is that the cylinders balance/read closely. Try a level spoonfull of graphite in the transmission...try some 140 weight also.

You might hear growling in the front axle(s) this is a wheel bearing. The Geo has two per wheel and they are tedious to change but a "do" with normal tools. Some people into bearings will have them for $13.00 each...Auto Zone is $30+ and Napa even higher. Get a seal also. Grease the boots heavily and might as well fill the steering boot with grease also.

What year? Some pawn shops have manuals for $5
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sounds fairly rough, some issue with the 2nd gear syncro, a little body rot, but comparitievely low mileage.

You can double clutch it into 2nd or simply time the shift. 145 lbs. per cyl. would be nice. The important thing is that the cylinders balance/read closely. Try a level spoonfull of graphite in the transmission...try some 140 weight also.

You might hear growling in the front axle(s) this is a wheel bearing. The Geo has two per wheel and they are tedious to change but a "do" with normal tools. Some people into bearings will have them for $13.00 each...Auto Zone is $30+ and Napa even higher. Get a seal also. Grease the boots heavily and might as well fill the steering boot with grease also.

What year? Some pawn shops have manuals for $5
Thanks for all the tips. Its an 89.

I had some problems with the bank today so I guess its not going to happen unless I can hawk some wares this week and make a little cash
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