It was roach, and the guy was shady. He knew so much yet so little. Couldn't tell me anything about the car other then it was a diesel and worth at least 3-4k running and its worth 1400$ as it sits, but he'd sell it for 800$.
He told me 700$ on fb then i got there and he said no less then 800$. A total joke. The timing belt was pretty loose I could push it down about 3/8" off the top idler pully next to the IP, maybe more if i had pushed harder. I assume the tensioner backed off. It would try to turn over but i assume it was sitting against a valve because it wouldn't turn over at all and was making a clang noise.
He also had the head (he painted it mustard yellow??, easiest way to tell it wasnt original) replaced by a "diesel tech" friend of his that supposedly works at one of the local shops around here and he "did it right" which was totally believable seeing the condition of the TB lol. No paperwork and had an unknown oil leak that caused it to be below the dip stick on oil. He said it was leaking out of the valve cover vent, but ummm.... there's no way he lost that much oil through a air vent like that lol. A parts car machine for sure, could be drivable to the right person but needs a lot of work.
One thing that was very odd is the actuator on the turbo was inverted. Is that normal? It sat upside down (at least to the cars I've seen) next to the intake manifold. The arm was pointed downwards to the turbo instead of sitting down by the axles and trans pointing upwards to the turbo like usual.