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Old 04-06-08, 04:41 AM
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Well, unfortunately, the last 944 deal went through. Great car, but the term "oil leaks everywhere" during the prebuy inspection scared me off. On with my search.

Current car:

Owner says hard to start when warm, started when new timing belt installed. Thinks it may be timing belt off a tooth, possible?). It actually sounds like a symptom of flooding to me)

Problem 2, pressure plate is broken, I have to ask him what he means by broken, because I would assume the clutch would be shot. Owner claims it only "clunks" when the clutch is popped. This scares me (at least he is honest about it I guess)

Problem 3, power steering rack leaks, so has been disconnected. While I do not think this would be an issue (I remember several of our old cars having failed power steering and it never being a problem, but they were not Porsches).


Thanks for any input. Is there a good Porsche Q&A site to ask these sorts of questions?
 
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Old 04-06-08, 07:31 AM
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They are paying you to take it?
 
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Old 04-06-08, 08:53 AM
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And to think I have some 17 year old junk Dodge with no oil changes ever done in the 3-4 years I have owned it (put about 22-24,000 miles on a year, and 255,000+ miles on it, bought for $500, that runs like a top and smooth with no shakes or anything - like a caddy. And this stuff is all wrong on a Porsche? Goll. What do they want for this car?
 
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Old 04-07-08, 05:25 AM
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sounds like a project car to me...it needs lots of work just to make it reasonably driveable.
 
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