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Old 06-29-2017, 11:20 PM
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Hi everyone. I'm looking at purchasing a very low mileage ZR-1, between 3,000-4,000 miles. I'm concerned that there could be maintenance problems with a 22 year old car that's been driven so rarely. Are there any issues I should watch out for?

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From my experience, the biggest issues depend on;
1. Year model, 90~92 or 93~95
2. Frequency of engine starts & the length of time & coolant temp achieved
3. Climate conditions, i.e. dry rot of rubber components.

* 90~92 models were not ethanol blended fuel tolerant & would likely need new injectors.
* Original tires would need replaced.
* Seat air bladders & air pump will generally need attention

If the car starts & runs like it should & there are no fluid leaks, then it is probably good to go, bearing the three* statements above.

Be sure to confirm there are no electronic issues. The LT5 is a favored area for mice to set up home.

Plan on changing all fluids & flushing coolant, brake & hyd clutch system.

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Originally Posted by A26B View Post
From my experience, the biggest issues depend on;
1. Year model, 90~92 or 93~95
2. Frequency of engine starts & the length of time & coolant temp achieved
3. Climate conditions, i.e. dry rot of rubber components.

* 90~92 models were not ethanol blended fuel tolerant & would likely need new injectors.
* Original tires would need replaced.
* Seat air bladders & air pump will generally need attention

If the car starts & runs like it should & there are no fluid leaks, then it is probably good to go, bearing the three* statements above.

Be sure to confirm there are no electronic issues. The LT5 is a favored area for mice to set up home.

Plan on changing all fluids & flushing coolant, brake & hyd clutch system.
Thanks for the info A26B. I'm looking for a '95 model, so at least it appears that I won't need to worry about your first point.

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Good luck with your search, lots of great deals around you could almost say a steal....
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Be sure to check for mice. They seem to prefer making a home out of low mileage ZR-1s
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