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Originally Posted by colossians323 View Post
IN Nor cal, and already own a tt Noble M400 and possibly converting to a single turbo, but I have always loved the wide bodied porsche, and figured I better take the plunge while prices seem to be pretty decent.

How can you tell from the vin number what is what?
I have my eye on a couple one 89 cabrio, and a 86 slant nose.
how often does is maintenance needed?
What is the life of the engine being driven hard?
Is buying an all stock car going to cost a lot of money to sort out?
never driven one, but if they are half as fun as the m400 it will be a blast!

The Noble is a monster of a car and the 911 turbo isn't as quick. However, the 911 is a much harder car to master due to its tail happy nature. Once you get the handling down, it is sublime.

One car will differ from another depending on the amount of maintenance and aptitude/attitude of the mechanic. These motors can last a very long time as long as you have a very good mechanic. My 930 is down at the moment as I bought it with 2k on a rebuild. That rebuild turned out to cut a lot of corners and I was not happy with it so the motor came out.

Preventive maintenance is the key to longevity of these motors as well as quality oil changes and valve adjustments.
Bryan O.
77 930
08 Boxster
14 535i M Sport
Old 11-07-2009, 08:58 PM
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