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Need help on Viper purchase

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by TAXIMAN1, Jun 17, 2004.

  1. TAXIMAN1

    TAXIMAN1 Viper Owner

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    Hi guys, Im new to the forum. Just purchased a 01'GTS (as if you could not have guessed). I am not totally up to date on all the Viper issues. But I know there were some head gasket issues...

    Anyway, I have not actually taken possesion of this car, as I am being told its in the shop getting a radiator leak fixed. This is a car with less than 4,000 miles. Should I be concerned??? I mean, sure it could be just a radiator leak, right. I need someone to make me feel better right now, Im worried, about a head gasket problem.

    thanks
     
  2. 2charmed

    2charmed Enthusiast

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    01's are not known for head gasket problems?
    What shop is it at? Call the shop and talk to
    someone there. Ask to have the work order faxed
    to you. You could also have your local dodge dealer
    or the Viper Wizard run the VIN to see what has been
    done at Dodge dealers as far as work on the car.
    Have you had a car fax done on it?

    Good luck

    2charmed
     
  3. TAXIMAN1

    TAXIMAN1 Viper Owner

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    I have run carfax,comes up fine. Its a 1-owner car, with VERY,VERY limited miles. I cant imagine something major (like a head gasket) being wrong with the car. But I am being told the car may be in the shop for 1-2 weeks???
     
  4. PRVT JET

    PRVT JET Viper Owner

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    '01 had an issue with water pumps, I believe the leak could be from that. It maybe a recall.
     
  5. Lee00blacksilverGTS

    Lee00blacksilverGTS Viper Owner

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    The head gasket problems you have read about relate only to generation 1 Vipers.
     
  6. '01 Big Bird

    '01 Big Bird Viper Owner

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    What did you pay? The mileage is so low. I have a deal on an '01 with 12K for around $45K. Godd deal or not?
     

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