From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember "TOG(a)Toil"
<totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk> saying something like:

> I'd never buy a car on
>eBay. Only ever sold one on eBay: Nissan P12 Primera with a few little
>dings and scrapes and a completely blown turbocharger. The bloke who
>bought it was off his rocker, I think.

Or simply took a gamble the engine was ok and he had a turbo lined up
for fifty quid.
From: Grimly Curmudgeon on
We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
drugs began to take hold. I remember totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk (The
Older Gentleman) saying something like:

> Decent re-con
>turbos are about �500, so I doubt he had one lined by for �50, but you
>never know.

50 to a ton is what my local breaker is charging for a good used one.
Shelves full of 'em; surprised me. Of course, turboed lumps have been
hitting the yards for years now and the prices are well down if all you
need is a part for selling the car.
From: The Older Gentleman on
Grimly Curmudgeon <grimly4REMOVE(a)REMOVEgmail.com> wrote:

> We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the
> drugs began to take hold. I remember totallydeadmailbox(a)yahoo.co.uk (The
> Older Gentleman) saying something like:
>
> > Decent re-con
> >turbos are about �500, so I doubt he had one lined by for �50, but you
> >never know.
>
> 50 to a ton is what my local breaker is charging for a good used one.
> Shelves full of 'em; surprised me. Of course, turboed lumps have been
> hitting the yards for years now and the prices are well down if all you
> need is a part for selling the car.

Try finding one for a P12 Primera, though. Seriously. They *all* go bang
(as they do in the X-Trail that uses the same engine) and even all the
experts on the P12 boards reckon that �500 is the going rate.

Garrett can re-con them better than new, apparently.


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From: TOG on
On 8 June, 12:39, Adam Aglionby <ledli...(a)gmail.com> wrote:


> Remember buying 3.5 400 Snores in baskets for 30 quid knocked him down
> from 50 because one of the engines was totally stripped, ok a it was
> a , er, while backuntil the single.Also remeber the frightening solid
> dics with the sticker about barking performance may be adversley
> affected in wet conditions,...

That was Suzuki, not Honda.

>
> Also remember Z650`s all going from cheap rat bikes to `restored`
> classics ;-) Theres money in nostalgia,
>
> Take it OE spares and Honda`s famous old promise to supply a part for
> any vehicle they made went up in smoke when the Belgium parts stores
> burnt a few years back?

Oh, Honda gave that up at least 20 years ago. They went round their Uk
dealers, some of whom still had large quantities of NOS bits, made
them offers for the lot, and crushed it. Sad. It's amazing what pops
out of the woodwork now and again, though. Or, to be accurately, pops
out from people's lofts and garages.

>
> Not a risk of duff US imports still around masquerading as great
> condition `classics`?
>
Quite a few, yeah. There's a fair few dealers gone into Jap classics
these days, and Christ there are some sharks about, on eBay and
elsewhere. They're selling nasty tat as "all original" when anoraks
like me can see from the photos they're not.

There are exceptions, though. Oxofrd Classic Honda is good, and the
bloke who runs it knows his stuff.