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Postby ales » Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:21 pm

Hi all,

Considering buying a Mazda Eunos Roadster, 1.6, 1993, Mark 1 with 93(ish)k miles on clock.
Looking for a wee bit of advice on engine oil pressure.
What is an acceptable value assuming oil guage is working properly?
Also car is well looked after and in good condition - what sort of price should I be paying?
Any help would be most appreciated.
This would be my first two-seater so any experiences of living with such a car also of interest.

Thanks v much for any help.
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Postby Rugger » Sun Nov 16, 2008 11:28 pm

Greetings and welcome......... :D

Hhhhhhmmmmmmmm..............I have a 93 mark 1 with a similar mileage to what you are considering..........bought it almost 2 years ago off ebay for £1800 but I think I got a bit of a bargain at that time........Mark 1 prices are relative to the condition of the car and what your prepared to part with.........if I were to guess £1800 to £2300 would be near the mark............As for oil pressure...........mine running sits just below 4 on the dial.........and around 2 at idle............are you intending using it as a daily runner or a weekend toy?

Where are you..........there may be someone nearby who can assist you...
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Postby ales » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:05 pm

Hi Rugger,

Thanks for the help - most appreciated!
It does seem that the oil level in this car is a little low - can you offer any insight into any possible causes for this?

Thanks again! :)
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Postby Gordon » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:10 pm

Have you checked the oil level with the dipstick?
There could be something wrong with the sender for the pressure guage.

Mine is pretty solidly in the top 3/4 of the guage (mine is in PSI) when the engine's under load, but drops to about the bottom quarter when idling after a long run.

There are loads around, if you're worried about this one, keep looking.
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Postby Stonehaven » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:15 pm

If you've got £2k to spend buy Gordon's Mk1 - Kermit - and get the extra power etc

It is listed in the for sale section.
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Postby Gordon » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:33 pm

But not for much longer 8)
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