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Originally Posted by desperadoresearch
...the guy says the turbo is hard to access and can't get a foto as it's tucked away underneath?
That’s ridiculous – the turbo pipe can be clearly seen coming from the air cleaner to the turbo on the passenger side of the engine – see the pic below, it’s inside the yellow circle. It’s visible as soon as you open the hood. On CA cars you can actually see the turbo because of the placement of the air cleaner.

This seller is fos and is misrepresenting the car. Forget about the car and move on.
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Thanx, if it looks like any other turbo I've seen, it is just to the right of the air snorkel, not much different than Saab, Volvo... I thought it was strange that he couldn't see it. I've asked him again for the VIN nos.'s shouldn't be too hard seeing he's got a photo of them. But I've already got the feeling as you suggested that this one is FOS, and pass.

He also said he wasn't sure the turbo was working and needed to be "cleaned".
WTF... I told him, if the turbo isn't working you'll know as the car will accelerate like a boat.... Beginning to wonder if it's even his car.

Thanx for all the help, if I get the VIN, I'll repost, if not I'll pass and keep looking.

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