ive been and viewed a tezza rs200 today and generally im fairly happy with it except it seems really down on power.
i saw the car from cold, it started first time on the button with no smoke, rattles etc etc.
however when you rev'd it up it seemed like the manifold gasket was blowing or maybe a cracked manifold (its got a stainless 4 branch mani - im guessing these are fairly well known for cracking ???)
it had all the tell tell signs, raspy/blowy rev sound, the fact its got an aftermarket manifold (which was lagged so i couldnt check for cracks) and it seemed very down on power. The owner also said it smelt a bit petrol'y and fume'y, so i guess its over fueling slightly and the fumes are circulating round the engine bay and into the car, hence the smell, he also said it lets out a little pop every now and again !!!!! which he thought would impress me......... just adds to my suspitions really.
it ran sweet otherwise, although its the 1st one ive driven so dont have a comparison, there was no nasty clonks/knocks the engine wa really quite, no rattles,smoke or hiss's and the gearbox and clutch both felt tight, its just been mot'd and only got an adviser for tyres/break pads.
IM JUST KEEN ON FINDING OUT THOUGH if the reason it is down on power maybe some thing more sinister ????? any help or info really appreciated