Thought the turbos had coscast heads? Now I don't remember if the outcome of my last 'head' post was that even coscasts can go porous, the chance is remote aint it.Cylinder head porous. Turbo bearing failure caused by dodgy mechanic (fixed myself for £1000).
If you are going to tune this car, buy one with a good body, good 4x4 and good gearbox but with a knackered turbo & porous head. You could get this for £2500 off retail and fix it for £1500. Also if the head has not gone porous it will.
Top car with top handling and speed!
Mine does 0-60 in well under 5.5 (with 1st gear boost limit removed).
Forgive my ignorance but would this be a later turbo with a GM head? Checking though it says 1993. £1000 to fix it himself? Who is he Kwik Fit?