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Philip30

Hi I did a pre-purchase inspection on a 2008 Toyota Hiace Camper 392,136 km. The report said front lower end engine leaking oil, trans sump leakage, cam belt due next service. Engine (turbo) low on power. What does this all mean? And should the dealer fix before selling? thanks Philip

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Anon

Hi there,
It would be best to negotiate price or repairs with the dealer, along with getting these issues further investigated to see if they are just something you need to know or remedy. Oil leaks may be normal for the km's but engine low on power could be an expensive issue that should be checked before purchase.

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Philip30

Hi Cade
Thanks for that. I have gone back to company saying we won't purchase unless the faults are repaired. There response was only going do do WOF and any repairs to get that, and service. I said no want to pull out of deal and get deposit back. There response was management have another look and see what they can do to make a sale. Therefore what would be reasonable repairs they should cover at their cost? They will find it difficult to sell as is.

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Anon

Hi there,
I think you will need to negotiate the repairs, and price accordingly. Remember the vehicle has travelled almost 400k and so there will be things that will reflect this.

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Philip30

Hi
After negotiation the company is prepared to fix the issues on the report. We need to pay for cam belt and water pump kit. The original inspector said their company does not do re checks, so to enable one to do that do you recommend AA do a full pre-purchase report or can AA just check what report showed? it is based in Auckland. Thanks Philip

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Anon

Hi Philip,
For specific checks I recommend going to a workshop with the original check list and have those items checked to make sure you are satisfied they have been addressed.

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