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Old 04-27-2014, 11:18 PM   #1
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Default My new 245 aka the therapeutic wagon.

I picked up a new 245 a few weeks ago, my 4th or 5th 240. I've always wanted a light or mid-blue wagon and this came up on CL as a possible parts car for a ridiculously cheap price so I jumped on it. Also, as I am recently separated from my cheating whore wife, it gives me a project to work on to keep me busy and out of trouble.
Therefore I've been calling it my 'therapy car'...

the day I towed it home.
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PO said it was not running and needed a fuel pump, but it started right up once I charged the battery.
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It would occasionally do a no-start, so it went up on blocks for a week or so to get it sorted and ready for use.
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Swapped in some non-yellowed lenses and corners, re-silvered the turns, put on the sirius/novas that I just had powder coated at work, swapped the wiring harness, alt, radiator, added map pockets, uncracked e-brake console, and any missing trim.
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Some obligatory hipster shots from the industrial area where I work.

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It's back up and running great now. It will get lots of use this summer for sure!
B230F/AW70, clean title, 3rd owner, tons of receipts since new, new or recently replaced by PO: entire exhaust and cat, T-belt/water pump, shocks/struts, main fuel pump/filter, many other doo-dads.

Car is also set up to be towed behind an RV, it has a custom front bar, is wired for lights to the front, and has a driveline decoupler feature that is really pretty neat!
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Old 04-27-2014, 11:30 PM   #2
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Nice find. I've always liked that color, and those wheels work well on it.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:21 AM   #3
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Wow,awesome turn around.

Sorry to hear about the wife,better to find out sooner than later.

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Old 04-28-2014, 12:29 AM   #4
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Thanks..
The color is 213 mid-blue.

The wife was a bitch anyway so no great loss there.. Hurts some, yes; but I'm feeling actually much better now that I'm free again.

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Old 04-28-2014, 12:32 AM   #5
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Good therapy Adam!

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Old 04-28-2014, 10:05 AM   #6
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:16 AM   #7
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Nice save! Still have your silver 245T?
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:22 PM   #8
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I still have the light silver 1983t yes.
The old 86dl 'silver' in my sig is gone now, but the new blue one is also an '86 and has blue interior in pretty great shape ! Needs a driver seat cushion, and some rear trim still.
There's some dings here and there in and out, but that'll just make it easier to throw abuse at it and not give a damn.
Go to pnp, toss firewood in back, drive the crap out of it, haul the dog around, teach my son to drive...
All the things I need to do with a wagon but hate to do to the nice turbo car.
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Old 04-28-2014, 12:42 PM   #9
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Old 04-28-2014, 01:01 PM   #10
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Nice vagen PDX240...I cant think of a better way to take your mind off of the 'bull'ish you're going through than to put some love into that beautiful blue brick you have there

Peace, Love, and Bricks,

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Old 05-01-2014, 01:03 AM   #11
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Oh, it has 180,000 miles, though it was towed for some portion of it's life.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:39 AM   #12
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Yes another saved! Good find man!
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:41 AM   #13
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Looks good. And as much of a pain in the ass it is to work on cars, it's great therapy. Good find!
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Old 05-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #14
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Old 05-02-2014, 06:15 PM   #15
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I am so jealous of your paint! Car looks good.
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:33 PM   #16
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that grill really makes that car

don't ever change it out
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:33 AM   #17
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Some pics from the east side of Mt. Hood, went morel picking yesterday.
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The driver's side is the 'pretty' side, the passenger side has a little crappy re-spray action and a door ding.
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:36 PM   #18
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:59 PM   #19
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Yes, wiring harness and a loose wire at the coil.
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:35 PM   #20
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It is incredible how well the paint can come back to life, car looks great!
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:42 PM   #21
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Can you tell us about the driveline decoupler feature?
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Old 05-20-2014, 05:47 PM   #22
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:59 PM   #23
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Now with roofrack/basket and Borbet 16's..


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Looks good though, nice work. What ended up being the cause of the no-start anyway? Wiring harness?
Finally figured out it needed a new main/fuel relay.

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Old 06-18-2014, 02:30 PM   #24
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I really like this car
Especially the colour!
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:39 PM   #25
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Thanks prime.. I'm really liking it too. Not so nice that I am afraid to use/abuse it, but nice enough that it cleans up well and works great!

Any comments on the wheels? I may just go back to the Sirius/novas but thought I'd try 16's for a minute and always liked the borbets. Now that they're on I'm not sure, they look newer than the car, whereas the novas suited it perfectly.. Oh well. I do like them..
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