This guy is in my driveway now

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Happy birthday to my daughter. Didn’t know that you could get them this cheaply. 148K on it, but runs like a great little (fast) go kart.

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Of course, as soon as I leave the guy’s driveway the check engine light comes on. It’ll be fun to have a pocket rocket project in the family again. My last one was a ‘93 Golf.
 

kasnerd

never a mile from a good burrito
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Happy birthday to my daughter. Didn’t know that you could get them this cheaply. 148K on it, but runs like a great little (fast) go kart.

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Of course, as soon as I leave the guy’s driveway the check engine light comes on. It’ll be fun to have a pocket rocket project in the family again. My last one was a ‘93 Golf.
BAD omen. reset the obd2 and flip it on Craigslist. try again.
 

clntg

If you’ve got nothing nice to say... welcome home.
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Of course, as soon as I leave the guy’s driveway the check engine light comes on.
Or enjoy the ride of wrenching... :headwall: but if you do... use FCPeuro as much as possible. Not affiliated, but they have a lifetime replacement on pretty much ALL parts. Even batteries and wiper blades. Yes, I've mentioned that before around these parts.
 
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Put it up on jack stands yesterday and got under it. Typical Wisconsin rust that will need tending to. Tiny little springs! Something like two turns of wire. Probably leaky crank sensor or main seals. Not surprised for 148,000 miles. I’d never seen struts that clamp into place before.

Looks like a can drop the whole front end with a dozen bolts or so and service/replace the entire suspension as needed. Pretty cool kart.
 
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