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1985 Carrera


dcboxster

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  • 2 weeks later...

I had an '81 SC for 15 years. Fairly similar in issues. The bigger $ area is the engine. They are somewhat prone to head studs corroding then snapping. Not as much after the factory upgraded to epoxy coatings. (not sure what year that was of hand) Also the valve guide seals tend to wear. So you may see smoke after the engine is started or higher oil consumption. With 113K either the previous owner took care of them or they will happen eventually.

Of course with a 20 YO car there can be a lot of things to look at. If the car was well treated it will minimize some things. Just get it to a reputable shop. For $2-300 they can do a good assessment.

Hope this helps.

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Hi buddy, this is my first post so here goes.

Body, check all the doors fit, and gaps around all panels good.

Engine, usually good if kept well serviced.

Gearbox

Type 915 on these cars, check it doesnt crunch, especially in 2nd 3rd

Clutch when was it changed

Exhaust, heat exchangers and pre-silencer,when changed, are they corroded.

BW

Paul

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