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Old 10-02-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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I`ve done a few Searches Got some good info on buying a supra
timming belt, Head gasket, ect
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in a 1995 non Turbo is the engine size different than the turbo engine?

also im trying to buy 1995 non turbo 100kmiles Manual (bone Stock) hes asking 15,000 OBO
havent drove it yet but, he says hes the 1st owner.Clutch, gears, brakes, & engine all good

Good deal?
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Old 10-02-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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15000 for an mkiv is a little cheap eithier there is something wrong like structure damage or its just a good deal.
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:00 PM   #3
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Thx for the Fast reply

Another thing it has like a cream ivory interior but the out side is like maybe a dark blue or green cant tell

has it been re painted?
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Old 10-02-2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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i never seen a factory blue or green supra
I know there is black, grey,red, and white but i dont think there is blue or green in there. a good way to check if its been painted is to look in the engine bay.
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:10 PM   #5
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I`ve done a few Searches Got some good info on buying a supra
timming belt, Head gasket, ect
any thing you would like to add please do!...
Who told you that you should be concerned about the oem head gasket in an MK4? That info is completely inaccurate. Also, with proper maintenance, the timing belt shouldn't be an issue either. Look for proper maintenance records, and do a compression test especially if you consider a tt. Fwiw, I'd also advise you to have either an MK4 Supra specialist, or an ASE certified Toyota mechanic (or both) look at it before you plunk down the cash...
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...in a 1995 non Turbo is the engine size different than the turbo engine?...
No, they're the same displacement...but compression ratio, ignition system, and head configurations are very different.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:59 PM   #6
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have either an MK4 Supra specialist, or an ASE certified Toyota mechanic (or both) look at it before you plunk down the cash...
Would a toyota Dealer Take a look at it?

or know of any places in Norcal
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Would a toyota Dealer Take a look at it?

or know of any places in Norcal
If it's an non-turbo, then it's probably safe to let a Toyota dealer do a general/overall mechanical inspection. If you want to get a tt checked out, I'll help you get in touch with an expert...
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If it's an non-turbo, then it's probably safe to let a Toyota dealer do a general/overall mechanical inspection. If you want to get a tt checked out, I'll help you get in touch with an expert...
TT is out of my price rang right now, so likley going to be a NA
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What would be a good amount of miles to look for in buying a supra, 96-98? Also what would be the easier mod, buying a turbo single or twin.
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What would be a good amount of miles to look for in buying a supra, 96-98?...
Zero? The lower the mileage the better...but of course you'll pay a lot more for a low mileage MK4 Supra.

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...Also what would be the easier mod, buying a turbo single or twin.
Do you mean an Mk4 that has already been modified with a single turbo kit?
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