88 XR4Ti 5spd in North Hollywood CA SOLD

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88 XR4Ti 5spd in North Hollywood CA SOLD

Post by nathankershaw » Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:36 pm

Considering letting this old girl go.

Physio cost for my shoulder is mounting up & this car is so straight & original that I wonder if it would be better with someone who will keep it original or modify with bolt ons instead of me who'll most likely hack it up.

It's an 88 5spd car.
All stock apart from a home made 3" turbo back to 2 x 2.5" exhaust.
Pony wheels you see in the pics.
New Volvo 850 rad with an eBay slim puller fan.
High impedance 36lbs Volvo injectors
New water pump, thermostat & housing.

I'll throw in a one piece drive shaft,
adapter for the T5 swap,
an LA3 computer
various spare injectors.

The cooling system has been simplified bypassing the oil cooler & the heater core.

I have the pink & the car's currently registered.

I use it for local errands but if you want to try longer distances that's up to you. It sat for a long time before I got it so the whole car needs going through really...but as I say I run local errands in it.

SOLD

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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by Black-Out » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:11 am

That's a pretty straight XR sir- is the T-5 swap already done?
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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by nathankershaw » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:44 am

Black-Out wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:11 am
That's a pretty straight XR sir- is the T-5 swap already done?
No...still the sloppy old Type 9 right now.
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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by Black-Out » Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:06 pm

Right-on, I'm gonna show this thread to a friend of mine. He expressed interest in having an XR after talking with me about mine. If hes serious I'll let you know for sure. Car looks solid. I think it'd be a great starting point for him. Looks like just basic maintenance and he'd be good to go.
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1987 Conquest TSi
1988 BMW 635 CSi
1989 XR4Ti
1991 3000GT VR-4
1995 BMW M3
1999 BMW 328i (now my son's car)
2000 Fire Hawk Trans-Am
2000 BMW 528i
2002 Porsche 911 (couldn't friggen help myself)
2007 BMW 328i (now my daughter's car)
2010 Mercedes-Benz E350 4-Matic AMG Sport

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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by nathankershaw » Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:53 am

Black-Out wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Right-on, I'm gonna show this thread to a friend of mine. He expressed interest in having an XR after talking with me about mine. If hes serious I'll let you know for sure. Car looks solid. I think it'd be a great starting point for him. Looks like just basic maintenance and he'd be good to go.
Yeah it'd be a great starter car. Zero rust & very original.
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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by nathankershaw » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 pm

Just put a new waste gate actuator on & the price is still the same...bloody bargain if you ask me..

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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by altx0012 » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:20 pm

Hi, wondering why the heater core and oil cooler were bypassed? Had an XR4TI in High School. Thinking about getting another, as I really loved it. If yours is still for sale, let me know.

Thanks!

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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd For Sale in North Hollywood CA

Post by nathankershaw » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:00 pm

Yeah it's still for sale.
Heater core was bypassed when I got it plus the car sat with water in the cooling system for a long time thus the water pump, thermostat, housing & radiator.
When I did those the water way behind the pump was surprising good and clear but the rest of the water pipes along the side of the head, to the turbo & round to the oil cooler were all crusty thin.
With living in LA I don't really need heat & I've found the simpler I can make these cars the more reliable they are so I've always made the cooling systems as simple as possible.
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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd in North Hollywood CA SOLD

Post by Stormy69 » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:04 am

what did you get for it?

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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd in North Hollywood CA SOLD

Post by nathankershaw » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:18 pm

Stormy69 wrote:
Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:04 am
what did you get for it?
Hmmm...I don't really wanna say.
I did VERY well on it.

A guy needed the car delivering to the other side of LA within the hour (after he called me) & was willing to pay accordingly.
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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd in North Hollywood CA SOLD

Post by MarkInSunValley » Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:30 pm

How did you sell it? Interested in your strategy, as I'm nearby in Sun Valley. I have three separate XR4Tis (one '86, two '87s) that I want to sell intact (no parting out). Hoping to find someone local as you did, and not deal with shipping out of state.

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Re: 88 XR4Ti 5spd in North Hollywood CA SOLD

Post by nathankershaw » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:13 am

I just used Craigslist.
MarkInSunValley wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:30 pm
How did you sell it? Interested in your strategy, as I'm nearby in Sun Valley. I have three separate XR4Tis (one '86, two '87s) that I want to sell intact (no parting out). Hoping to find someone local as you did, and not deal with shipping out of state.
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