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Looking for a second car. Found a 96 Eldo for 2500. 98k miles Dark red. Looks decent but what should I look for under the hood?? Or should I just stay away because I have heard many things about the headgaskets in these cars..???? Thanks
 

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Check the codes. Drive it hard and watch the temp gauge. Get a test kit and test the coolant if you want to be sure. look underneath and see if or how bad it may be leaking.
 

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That is the main thing, drive it hard make sure the temp gauge stays around 12 oclock and then test the coolant for exhaust deposits. I have a 96 Eldo with 107k on the clock and I haven't had any problems with her. Ask for maintenance records too, so you have an idea of how she was taken care of. I think that is the key with these cars is meticulous care.
 
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