IM currently on the look out for an astra GSi and would like to know what i need to look out for when buying the car.
Here is what I am currently taking into account in the search
1: As with other sports varients FSH is a must, performance engines are driven hard and need to be taken care of in turn
2: Im led to beleive the Turbos Life is limited to about 40,000 before it needs replaced. All the models i am looking at seem to be about this mark, Is my assumption right and how much is it likely to cost to replace (or would it be better to maybe pop to Courteney for a VXR one for £490ish hehe)
3: The Exhaust manifold is poop. Cracking is common. On this subject, on my old SiR2 I wrapped the manifold with manifold tape. Would this cover any cracks? On the Civic, I just did it to lower engine bay temps but it could help the cracks no?
4: Last thing is I am taking into account, is that you guys are the experts so tell me what i need to know :P
Thanks in advance