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#4098358 - 02/22/21 10:23 AM Cream puff P73 on eBay
a_d_a_m Offline

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Some cars just deserve their own topic.

Check out this plain-Jane '03 P73, bland as a saltine cracker, as base as an LX could get, probably! 89k miles and a $6900 ask doesn't even seem that far off base in today's market and in this unmolested condition...










Were it not for its Arizona Beige-ness, I'd be inquiring myself...
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#4098378 - 02/22/21 11:38 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Were it not for its Arizona Beige-ness, I'd be inquiring myself...

And the Medium Parchment-ness.

But yeah . . . actually, if it wasn't for the salt out.
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#4098598 - 02/22/21 09:00 PM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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I had an 03 like that and for some reasons it seems like every god dammed 03 I have seen had this color !

I really liked mine tho
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#4098998 - 02/25/21 09:44 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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It's a Job 1 2003 to boot, before they started with the decontenting. Buy it, slap an H-pipe on it and you're all set. cool
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#4099002 - 02/25/21 10:02 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: White Falcon LS]
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Fixed:
Originally Posted By White Falcon LS
It's a Job 1 2003 to boot, before they started with the decontenting. Buy it, slap an H-pipe on it, buy a complete timing set and new axle shafts, and you're all set. cool
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#4099440 - 02/27/21 04:00 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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If you know what you're doing, no biggie. If you're paying someone to do the work, you'll end up taking it right up the bum.
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#4099466 - 02/27/21 07:20 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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I've done both jobs before, neither of which I prefer to do again...but can. laugh
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#4099498 - 02/27/21 09:44 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Originally Posted By a_d_a_m
Fixed:
Originally Posted By White Falcon LS
It's a Job 1 2003 to boot, before they started with the decontenting. Buy it, slap an H-pipe on it, buy a complete timing set and new axle shafts, and you're all set. cool


The timing recall was already done (marked on valve covers.) With that mileage, the axle recall may have been done (or was never necessary.) According to the ad: "Runs and drives out smooth & tight" Easy enough to check for play in the rear wheels.. The axle recall was only for fleet vehicles because of excessive heat (overloading car payload combined with high speed.)


Edited by GrumpMarky (02/27/21 09:48 AM)
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#4099500 - 02/27/21 09:45 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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Good eye! I always forget to look.
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#4099504 - 02/27/21 09:49 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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I recognize the marks easily, as they are on my car. smile
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#4099518 - 02/27/21 10:09 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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They were on my '03 SAP, too, but I still never look. laugh

Oddly, when I did the job on my '02, I never put the marks on. Wonder if the new owner ever opened the motor up to check...
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#4099528 - 02/27/21 10:22 AM Re: Cream puff P73 on eBay [Re: a_d_a_m]
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The marks have to be put on in a sloppy hasty way, or it won't look official... laugh
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