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    Thanks for taking the time to write this guide, it's a major help to newbies or anyone going to view a new car and need prompts. Hat off to ya pal...

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    Dear Mawby, many thanks for your guides ~ they're supra useful and I do hope that the car I'm seeing this coming weekend will turn out to be a good'un. Kind regards, Kate

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    Fantastic guide, just what I need right now! Many thanks

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    I'm definitely saving this one. I'm going to go look at a car in a few weeks so I'm sure it'll come in very useful then.

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    Just a bump for current buyers in the market and a reprint for myself. Very helpful indeed.
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    As a new member this is brilliant information which is now printed off and gonna be in full use. Really helpful. Thank you

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    printed and read..thank's for taking the time to do the pointers

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    This will be a great help while looking for my first supra in a few months cheers guys

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    Very usefull guide for me too

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    I couldn't see it in the guide when I had a flick through earlier, but definitely check the Fuel and brake lines over for corrosion. Ideally remove the plastic protecting strip under the chassis of car and see if any of the lines are corroded.

    Also check the power steering lines for leaks/weeping as these are getting old now, particularly just behind the rubber hosed bits which often crack.

    Suspension arms for any unnecessary excess play if you can jack up corners or have access to a ramp.

    Check all pulleys for excess movement too, might be worth doing the tippex check on crank pulley if time allows.
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    Read this year's ago, great guide for sure with a lot of helpful info. Although seen as some of these cars are are now getting on for 25 year old I do think the guide is a little over critical! A lot of the guide is common sense stuff you would check on any car! Things like where it says about smoke on start up, these are old cars now lol, i dont drive mine much, trying to keeping the mileage down as it got about 112,000miles now. If i start my car up after a couple weeks mine smokes blue from cold, clears quickly . any old car will puff a bit, when I was using my car regular like every day it don't puff at all really. Main thing is I'd say is check for smoke from turbo.
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    I see loads of Supra's that have issues with their warning light clusters not working fully or not at all. When you turn the key from ACC to ON, you should see all the warning lights appear on your light cluster. If any of the warning lights are missing then it could be a fault in the circuit, or someone has removed the bulb. If someone has removed the bulb for the engine warning light or master warning light for instance, then that would be an instant point to discuss.

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    If it's the top right cluster you speak off then they suffer from dry solder joints and is a very easy fix
    toyota mr2 gt2.0 tbar 1992 j
    toyota mr2 gt2.0 tbar 1993 k
    nissan 200sx s14a 1997 R (lots of dosh spent, 300bhp )
    toyota supra gz aerotop TT 1994 (sold 2010 )
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    Thanks for the info!

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    Quality lurking! 7 years between first and second posts

    Hope you are in a position to get one finally if you need any further specific help pop up a thread in general or somewhere else it'll be noticed.
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