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Old 30 Mar 2017, 07:28 pm
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Default How bad is my frame damage

'08 hit in the front, impact from the side and tweaked the front pretty good. In process; stripping mode, just wondered how I could have frame damage estimated from pics or some way short of putting it on a wrecker to a high dollar shop. Also what causes oil to be at the bottom of the spark plug "wells"? Turns over and tries but won't start. Few puffs of exhaust smoke out the tail pipe as it's rolling over. Has fuel to rail, but didn't check psi, and has spark. 140,000. Really like this car as a first timer and am going to try and get the salvage title turned around. Thanks for your wealth of info.

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Old 30 Mar 2017, 07:48 pm
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where's the pics?!?
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Old 30 Mar 2017, 09:01 pm
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Welcome to the forum

Is this a PT that you don't own yet, but are looking at buying and it has a salvage title?

It better be real cheap, or I would pass, there are a lot of other PT's out there in better condition, just needing a little TLC.
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Old 31 Mar 2017, 08:10 am
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If you can strip down to the frame and ensure it is lined up, you could put the whole thing in an oven to re heat it and destress the metal. But that's gonna be more expensive than any PT is worth.
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