Started on May 20 by overfecd

1986 Porsche 928s

Black with gold interior, 69K miles. Bought it in February 2010 off of ebay. Runs great but currently doing the prudent thing, changing the timing belt. Takes a long time to gather all of the pieces-parts and belt tensioner tool.

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overfecd
Aug. 12, 2010, 8:57 a.m.

In the end the timing belt/water pump replacement was not too difficult. Runs like a V8 thoroughbred.

Lamps3
June 18, 2011, 10:27 a.m.

I have always wanted to drive one, how does she handle, and how fast is her speed?

overfecd
June 29, 2011, 1:29 p.m.

She handles amazingly well for a 25 year old car but I have not had her faster than 100mph. They ran about 160 back in '86, what was considered the fastest production car in her day.

jtb
Sept. 8, 2012, 8:36 p.m.

I did my timing belt on my 928 a couple of years ago. Was straightforward enough if you take your time. I was happy to find a .wav file of the belt being 'plucked' like a bass guitar string to set it to the right tension (and not have to buy the special Porsche tool $$$). Tuned it by ear and double checked it with a guitar tuner. Don't remember where I got the file but I still have it if anyone needs it... jtb

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