Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: maidstone, kent
Re: when buying a 155
Hello and welcome,
In addition to the stuff that Marlon mentioned:
-drop link bushes from the swaybar onto the wishbones
-clutch slave cylinders seem to weep & pop (look for fluid on top of the gbox casing)
-rear brake caliper slides can seize up
-these cars are heavy on wheel bearings and cv joints (at least mine is....)
-steering play (check both track rod end and knuckle end)
-weak synchros on gearbox
-bushes on rear suspension arms (can be a pig of a job, but should be easy to remove in your dryish climate...)
-exhaust, particularly back box (as its an unusual car in oz, replacement might be difficult..?)(again, might be fine in your climate...)
My wife is from NSW, and when we were over I never saw a single 155...fair amount of 75's,156's and 164's, but no155's! ( I even saw 3 dolomite sprints!!-) How common are 155's out there? I'm coming out again in 2 months, will keep my eyes peeled for them this time.
A lot of engine parts common to the 75/164 TS, probably best to focus on unique 155 parts....trans, panels, susp.
Hope you find a good one, on a smooth bit of road, no fwd car turns in like a 155. Not so good on the bumpy stuff though...Also, I'm told the aircon is p155 poor (mine doesn't have/need it)... you sure you want one?
black 20 TS