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60,000 service

I have just won the bidding on an 85 911 Carrera on ebay. It has 53,000 miles and appears to be well-kept and maintained with quite a few upgrades and lots of receipts. It has not had the 60K service. What should be looked at, replaced, etc.? Can anyone recommend a qualified Porsche mechanic in Eastern Iowa or thereabouts? I'm kind of hesitant to take it to the local Porsche franchise at the mega-car lot across town; I'd like to find an experienced independent tuner who specializes in 911s.
Thanks to everybody on the forum who has helped me with my 911 questions. I ended up buying more Porsche than I originally intended but I figured I'd rather have a 911 that scares me than one that just pisses me off!

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At 20 yrs. old, I think age is more important than mileage. Check the receipts to see when things were done last. Whenever I buy a car, I like to change the oil, tranny and brake fluid pretty soon so I have a baseline. I keep a log book with mileage and date for everything I touch on my car. Unless you know these things were done recently, I'd plan on them plus plug and a valve adjustment at the very least.
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I've got an 86 with 56k miles.. Here is what Ive done thus far.

Oil/filter change, air filter, plugs, Distributor cap/rotor, 02 sensor, brake fluid, checked brake pads, adjusted parking brake.

Did I miss anything? I love this car..

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Wow and o2 sensor at 56K? Should I change mine, I have 127K?


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I think you are supposed to change out the o2 sensor every 15k or so...
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I've got an 86 with 56k miles.. Here is what Ive done thus far.

Oil/filter change, air filter, plugs, Distributor cap/rotor, 02 sensor, brake fluid, checked brake pads, adjusted parking brake.

Did I miss anything?

You missed the valve adjustment. I would also change out the transmission fluid unless you know it was done recently.
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60k is the reco for o-2 sensor, every 15 k plug valave adjust oil filter. 60k i think includes fuel filter. bleed brakes and too bad you don,t have a g-50 clutch to bleed should of bought one year newer, better a/c too.

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search up the Long Term Maintenance thread

Do the simple and time consuming stuff yourself - save the things that seem hard to you for the person you pay.
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I'm saving the valve adjustment as a winter project. My trans fluid is new but thinking of Swepco soon. I've been enjoying driving during the last few days of 70 degree weather.

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Wash and wax and pat it gently on rear fenders as a routine when tucking her in for the night.

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