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    What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    Hi folks. Trying to sell my father-in-law's Deville and wondering what I can get for it with a bad rear main seal.

    Take a look at the ad and let me know if I'm asking too much.

    thanks
    Bob

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/3279859436.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by instybob
    Hi folks. Trying to sell my father-in-law's Deville and wondering what I can get for it with a bad rear main seal.

    Take a look at the ad and let me know if I'm asking too much.

    thanks
    Bob

    http://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/3279859436.html
    That's good Bob but personally I think it might be too low.

    Just a suggestion but see what it Kelly Blue Books at in bad condition with miles etc.

    I would make a judgment call up or down from that price.

    But still, it's a pretty good deal for someone.

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    Re: What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    It might be a little low. For comparison I sold a 2000 Deville base last year for $1500 in less than 8 hours of listing it on CL. The body was perfect but the block was cracked

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    Re: What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    If that was local to me I might be interested. Since the engine is being dropped anyway for the seal, one could also stud or timecert it and be good to go for another 75k. I think you will get the $2k. Stay firm on it. You can always put it back up for less if you get no takers.

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    How bad is the leak? You can buy A LOT of oil for what it'd cost to replace the seal. If it's not much more than a drip, it's certainly worth the asking price.

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    Re: What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    It's worth more than $2000.

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    Re: What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    In Houston they start over-heaters out at 2K and end up dropping the price before they sell. It takes a lot of work to fix these problems and most shops won't do it right for less than the cost of the special.

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    Re: What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    Will the car reliably run with the bad RMS?

    That's to say, do you have to dump a quart in it every 50 miles or every 2,000?

    When you say it 'needs' an RMS. You're making it sound as if it's not driveable. Some people would rather be dumping a quart of oil from wally-world every 2-3 weeks than have a shitty looking car.

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    If the rear main seal isn't too bad, I would ask more (or keep it). IMO, a rear main seal isn't that bad of an issue. As long as you keep adding oil, nothing bad will come of it.

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    Re: What's it worth? 2001 Mechanic's Special

    It's leaking really bad. It was OK a month or so ago, but it's like the dam has broken and can literally see a drip trail when driving around and a pretty good size puddle when I park. It needs to be changed ASAP.

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