Porsche 928 The Porsche 928 was made from 1978 to 1995, during which time it was Porsche's most expensive model.

thinking of buying a 1980 928

Old 10-16-2007, 05:26 PM
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So I am thinking of buying a 1980 Porsche 928 .
Wondering if anyone owns one from that year and was1980 a good year? I have always wanted a older Porsche since I was a kid but I do not want tosink intoa money pit.
I currently own a VW R32(which has been great)and have been looking for a fun project car.
I guess my question is what should I look out for in the older 928s tranmission,drivetrain,engine
any information or advice would be great.
I live in Eastern North Carolina and may need somedirection from some fellow 928 owners
Thanks Heressome shots of my current baby!


Old 10-16-2007, 07:11 PM
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Nice thing about that engine is the engine is non-interference, so if the t belt goes, you don't damage anything. 928's are very expensive to maintain, so be careful.
Old 11-13-2007, 06:38 PM
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1980 is the first year for electronic fuel injection.Prior models have a bit more reliability for fuel delivery. List of maintanance records is always good. These are some of the most complicated engines out there, sometimes stuff is pretty easy to fix, but you have to be a pretty handy do-it-your-selfer or it will be a massive money pit, specially at a Porsche Dealership. But, they are definitely very cheap to buy now since they were not as sought after as the 911's. BTW, timing belts don't break, they just stretch until they slip a couple notches. Also the longest timing belt ever used on any engine.
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