TOY­OTA SUPRA (MK4) TWIN TURBO BUY­ING TIPS

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• LOOK OUT FOR ANY SIGNS OF AC­CI­DENT DAM­AGE AND EN­SURE THAT THE CHAS­SIS NUM­BER MATCHES THAT IN THE V5C – GOOD PROVE­NANCE IS KEY

• LIS­TEN OUT FOR MIS­FIRES, AND LOOK FOR BLUE EX­HAUST SMOKE, OIL OR WATER LEAKS FROM THE ENGINE, PER­ISHED HOSES AND IN­TER­MIT­TENT TURBO BOOST – IDE­ALLY GET YOUR SUPRA IN­SPECTED BY A SPE­CIAL­IST BE­FORE PUR­CHASE

• 9000-MILE OIL CHANGES ARE VI­TAL, WITH THE PLUGS NEED­ING TO BE CHANGED EVERY 27K MILES AND A NEW CAM­BELT NEEDED EVERY 54K. YOUR SUPRA MUST HAVE A FULL SER­VICE HIS­TORY

• HEAD GAS­KETS AND TURBOS WILL GO ON OLDER HIGH-MILE EX­AM­PLES, AND WATCH OUT FOR POWERSTEERING FLUID LEAKS

• CLUTCHES ON MAN­U­ALS WILL WEAR OUT – TRY OUT EVERY GEAR AND BOOT THE CAR IN SEC­OND FROM LOW SPEED – IT SHOULD PULL SMOOTHLY

• SUS­PEN­SION DAMPERS, BUSHES, GEAR­BOX MOUNTS AND ENGINE MOUNTS ALL PER­ISH WITH AGE – TH­ESE NEED TO BE A1 AT HIGH SPEEDS

• CHECK THE DISCS FOR ANY SIGNS OF RUST OR SCOR­ING OR WARPING – YOU DON’T WANT PROB­LEMS SLOW­ING DOWN AT 200MPH!

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