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Picked up another Echo
Owner was asking $500 with a bad transmission, got him down to $375 and my nephew helped me get it to his house, for the swap with my basically free part. Gave him $100 for the help and it was a pain in the ass, had to keep one wheel off the ground for it to move.These cars here are basically rust free. Got it running and moving and drove it to my house, 153,000 miles on the odometer 18 years old.
The interior was a mess, so I went to pick and pull this morning, they showed 3 in inventory. Man I struck a gold mine! A nice 4 door with a pristine interior donated the front and rear seats, carpet, door threshold mouldings and sill mouldings. PO had cream colored coupe interior in this 4 door and this wiped that out, leaving me the cream seats and carpet (2 door which doesn't fit a 4 door) which are actually very nice, even factory floor mats, LOL!
I was looking at the engine compartment of the donor car and noticed the vacuum purge valve for the evap emissions was new, looked under the rear and there sat a new charcoal canister assembly. Toyota marked, so I grabbed both of them. Total spend was $100, got home and put the interior stuff in the car and in the morning Ill put the canister and purge valve in my coupe, hopefully the end of the evap emissions codes P0440,0441,0446, if memory serves me.
Heck I would have paid that for the canister and valve. The $375 resurrection is going well, actually looks like it was when made, might even mess with the paint. Granddaughter needed one coil and an oil change in 15 months, LOL. The automotive equivalent of the energizer bunny.
Last edited by Old Mechanic; 04-02-2019 at 08:29 PM.