I am trying to purchase an rs with a complete 04 sti swap.
Saw it for the first time yesterday, like it but am concernerd about a few things.
When we first started the car after sittting 30 min from a 30 min ride it took a few seconds for it to fire up on the first try. Engine turn over fine just did nt fire right away. Seller stated that it was because it had low fuel. I don t beleive him does nt make sens to me. Plus the gauge was at about a quarter.
Another thing is that the speedo does nt work he says it s the speed sensor in the tranny.Causes Revs to stop at 4500rpm. I beleive that cause the cel is on and he said the code was 25 or something like that. after reasearching on th enet I found that it is possible.
On the test drive the car ran fine and pulled hard until 4500rpm.
What am I looking at, what could be the real problem(s)
I definetly wont buy the car unless it goes to red line.