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Hi everyone I have bought my first chrysler crossfire Has a renovation project. She was a barn find need loads of work doing to the elderly guy who I bought it from had gone blind in tbe one eye and had hit it getting it in and out of his garage several time causing the car to rust on the arches and on the back wing by the bumper. Also the headgasket has gone he's not mot's her since 2010 and he's owned her since new with only 3900 on the clock the roof don't work but for what I can see the motor as been disconnected I am no macanic but I have had a garage quite me over 3k she will only ever be a restoration project and it will then be kept in my garage as a collectible any advice please message me guys through this forum or WhatsApp on 07728773764i

Spoioer stuck up aswel
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:37 AM
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Hi everyone I have bought my first chrysler crossfire Has a renovation project. She was a barn find need loads of work doing to the elderly guy who I bought it from had gone blind in tbe one eye and had hit it getting it in and out of his garage several time causing the car to rust on the arches and on the back wing by the bumper. Also the headgasket has gone he's not mot's her since 2010 and he's owned her since new with only 3900 on the clock the roof don't work but for what I can see the motor as been disconnected I am no macanic but I have had a garage quite me over 3k she will only ever be a restoration project and it will then be kept in my garage as a collectible any advice please message me guys through this forum or WhatsApp on 07728773764i

Spoioer stuck up
Why do you say the head gasket has gone, maybe it is just the rocker covers or the small covers on the rocker covers leaking oil, which is too common on these cars.
Often the cause of a stuck up spoiler is a weak battery, if its the original you should get a new one as weak batteries cause more triouble than they are worth
 
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Old 08-08-2018, 09:43 AM
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Hi the water pump was changed and theres sign of oil in the water the garage where she is now found a replacement engine which they will strip and use parts off i will have to check the battery the guy I bought her from had not motd her for 8 years and only ever started her everyother other month
 
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Hello everyone is anyone from South Wales who has got a crossfire
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:45 PM
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That's a lot of issues for a car with only 3900 miles on it?
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:47 PM
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Yeah I knew she needed alot of work when I bought her I backed up the milage with all the old mots she's been stood for 8 years
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 05:02 PM
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With oil in the water would it not be expected to find water in the oil?
If oil pressure forced oil into the engine coolant would it not be expected that the coolant pressure in a hot engine with the ignition off force coolant into the oil?
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:18 PM
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Before you start trusting in everything a garage mechanic tells you, click this link for repairs you can do yourself or for referance for your mechanic. Unless he is familiar with the Crossfire or at lease Mercedese he is grabbing at straws and it may cost you a fortune.
https://www.crossfireforum.org/forum...s-repairs.html
 
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:09 PM
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Crossfires are probably more reliable than you would think haha. If you buy it please post more pics of the front end. I want to to paint match my chrysler wings too but I want to see how it looks first!

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Welcome! There are a couple of good UK groups on Facebook, more active than here (which to be fair is more US based). The Mercedes 320 engine is strong and not known for gasket failures. Id get an independent Mercedes specialist to look first. Yes on the battery, get a new one, so many unreleased gremlins stem from it. Car looks tidy, and yellow is quite a rare colour. Have fun on the recommission, and enjoy the drive.
 
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Old 08-12-2018, 05:20 PM
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Welcome! There are a couple of good UK groups on Facebook, more active than here (which to be fair is more US based). The Mercedes 320 engine is strong and not known for gasket failures. Id get an independent Mercedes specialist to look first. Yes on the battery, get a new one, so many unreleased gremlins stem from it. Car looks tidy, and yellow is quite a rare colour. Have fun on the recommission, and enjoy the drive.
yes these motors are not known for head gasket issues unless someone has cooked the engine after a coolant leak.

with the roof I would double check that the boot partition is clipped properly into place as this switches the power on and off to the roof, can you tell us if the car makes any attempt to open the roof? or does it make a bleeping noise when you try to open it?

it sounds like the car has been a garage queen, which can lead to electrical problems on any make, including a dying battery.

the wheel arch corrosion is fairly common amd easily sorted by a good paint shop, it happens because mus builds up in the badly designed inner lip of the wheel arch.
 
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I wish the SRT roadsters had come in yellow. My wife and I love that color.
 
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