Just made an offer the seller could not refuse and am bringing home a high mileage 164LS to complement my stable, '63 Sprint, '81 Superspider 2.5L, '88 spider, '91 164L. It's true what they say, "Always Looking For Another" This happened to be in my home town, so how could I resist? So, a 164LS with a dead console readout, leaky exhaust, worn seats, but otherwise perfect. I'm not that familiar with the differences between a '91 L and the '94 LS. I see that there is a chrome trim added, a different center console, bigger seats, smaller headlights? different wheels and upper console. Of course 4 cams and 24 valves, the reasoning behind the purchase. What are the other differences?
Same long term issues? Leaking steering rack, sticky and deteriorating interior bits? Stepper motor?
Input is welcome.
Ooh nice. Welcome to the club. This is the right place to be.
The differences are fairly large to list. Some things are interchangeable, such as window switches. It has pretty much different everything.
Same headlights, seats are slightly different but really the same, just different motors, side bar for buttons and functions, Chrome trim and the whole bumper system is different, side mirrors, the whole thing. Body parts are fairly interchangeable, suspension. But if your going to buy parts you must specify LS and 1994. 1995 does have some differences as well with an EGR system.
Leaky exhaust, steering rack are easily fixed (check all connections first) .LCD goats can fix. Stepper?? Never heard a 24V going out? They upgraded the gears in 1994. Still plastic but much better. Maybe something else is the issue like rod slipping off flap arm or stepper arm. Interior if you want parts, order them quick or find them good used which I may have some if I look.
Great car, be aware of the timing belt, when was it done? It is an expensive job if you are having someone with experience in 24V cars do it (recommended to have lots of experience).
Anyways, nice looking, seats may be not hard to find either, just look. I sold my last set.