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Old 08-20-2006, 01:54 PM
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New addition to my diesel family...

I am now the proud owner of a 1984 ford tempo, with the 2.0 litre diesel and a 5-speed. I got it from my uncle for free yesterday evening. It had been sitting in his shed collecting dust for the last six years. He told me he thought it needed glow plugs and a starter. On the tow home, I put it in gear in the hopes that it would blow out all the cob webs. It must have helped, because I got it home, put a battery in and on the first crank, it started spewed some real black soot and began to idle! It was running strong on 6 year old diesel. I took it for a test drive and it has plenty of get up'n go. I have to do an oil change and replace some hoses, but thats it! My uncle said it got 44 mpg when he parked it.
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Old 08-20-2006, 01:58 PM
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those old tempo's arent much to look at, but they run forever!!!! they actually are pretty good cars....CONGRATS!!!
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:08 PM
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It really is a butt ugly little toad, but it makes up for it in fuel savings!
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:14 PM
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Sweet find! Wish I had that kinda luck!
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:48 PM
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I'll try to post some pics. because its in great condition in and out. You gotta love the purr of that little 2.0 diesel
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Old 08-20-2006, 09:12 PM
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That's awesome, I wouldn't mind 44mpg in any car no matter what engine is in it right now.
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:01 AM
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hey throw some rims on it and some tint it will look fine
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Old 08-21-2006, 09:12 AM
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I don't know if anyone makes good looking ford 4 lug rims, but we will see. I think black paint would help most. the white looks nasty!
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I say start modding it and you'll wind up with one helluva "sleeper"!!!
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Thats not a bad idea. I was thinking about finding a turbo from a volvo or something. It could really use a free flowing exhaust too! Anybody else have some ideas?
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