911 Porsche World - - Buyers’ Guide -

An engine top-end re­build may be needed at 100,000-120,000 miles, smok­ing is a symp­tom Cylin­der-head studs break, im­pos­si­ble for a buyer to spot A fail­ure to start is prob­a­bly due to failed fly­wheel speed sen­sor A faulty mass air­flow sen­sor causes start­ing prob­lems Heat ex­chang­ers cor­rode and once rusted in place can be ex­tremely dif­fi­cult to re­move The ex­haust sys­tem rots in the back box just be­low the tail pipe On the ear­lier, G50 gearbox check for worn syn­chro­mesh, and crunch­ing on first and sec­ond gears Wob­bly steer­ing means a dif­fi­cult to ac­cess bush must be re­placed, re­quir­ing dash re­moval Look out for badly re­fur­bished Fuchs al­loy wheels Main rust ar­eas are the wind­screen base, front wings, side sills and the door catches

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