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725k on a porsche 930 #4642538
01/22/18 06:04 AM
01/22/18 06:04 AM
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raaizin Offline OP
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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642540
01/22/18 06:09 AM
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Proof you can make anything last almost indefinitely if you are willing to maintain and repair it.


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: Trav] #4642555
01/22/18 06:41 AM
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Maintenance is king, to be sure, but I'd love to inspect that vehicle for rust.
I'd also like to know what shape the body mounts and suspension bushings are in.

Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642558
01/22/18 06:45 AM
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Would love some details, ie how many engines has he gone through?

Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: Kira] #4642559
01/22/18 06:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: Kira
Maintenance is king, to be sure, but I'd love to inspect that vehicle for rust.
I'd also like to know what shape the body mounts and suspension bushings are in.

I highly doubt that it's rusty. Just look at it.

And a guarantee everything on this car has been replaced more than once, especially all the rubber parts.


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642563
01/22/18 06:54 AM
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Porsche's, Volvo's, and VW's seem to last forever if you take good care of them. Heck, you don't even have to take that great a care honestly. My college buddy had a 70's Volvo diesel we called the tank. That thing got seriously abused. Even drove it into the pond at the frat house... twice. We won't talk about what kind of lubrication he was using at the time. I don't know how many junked VW's we've pulled out and been able to get running quickly with a new battery and fluids. If you treat these things right, they might just last forever.


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642568
01/22/18 07:07 AM
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Nice video.


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642571
01/22/18 07:11 AM
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Tangential note:

Anything will last forever "if you maintain it properly." By that standard, there's no difference between a Yugo and a Camry.

The difference is in what it takes to "maintain it properly."


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642579
01/22/18 07:35 AM
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That's a nice looking ride...I'm sure the owner feels like that car is a part of him.
I remember drooling over the 930 when I was a kid in high school.
Just to show how much things have changed, poking around online suggests that the 1975 Euro 930's 3.0l turbo was good for 256HP while the US version was derated to 234HP...the 2.0l turbo in my dad SUV is good for about 250HP. Of course, there are standard production 2.0l turbos now that do better than 250HP and a high end 911 will now be in the neighborhood of 600HP...


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: robertcope] #4642622
01/22/18 08:27 AM
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Originally Posted By: robertcope
Would love some details, ie how many engines has he gone through?


That's the key and/or maintenance log for overall big ticket items!


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4642657
01/22/18 08:58 AM
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Originally Posted By: raaizin



Already transferred the title to his son---gotta do what you have to to keep the insurance rates reasonable for a senior driver.

Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: raaizin] #4643250
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Aren't VW components rated for 10,000 hrs of use - which translates to well over half a million miles (50MPH x 10K)?


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: Trav] #4643313
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b-b-but muh toyotas LOL


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: Virtus_Probi] #4643398
01/22/18 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted By: Virtus_Probi
That's a nice looking ride...I'm sure the owner feels like that car is a part of him.
I remember drooling over the 930 when I was a kid in high school.
Just to show how much things have changed, poking around online suggests that the 1975 Euro 930's 3.0l turbo was good for 256HP while the US version was derated to 234HP...the 2.0l turbo in my dad SUV is good for about 250HP. Of course, there are standard production 2.0l turbos now that do better than 250HP and a high end 911 will now be in the neighborhood of 600HP...


Chrysler got a rated 225HP (and reality was 250+) from 2.2 litres 25 years ago. Ford managed 215 from 2.3 litres 30 years ago, and that was a 200,000+ mile engine.


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Re: 725k on a porsche 930 [Re: PeterPolyol] #4643460
01/22/18 09:11 PM
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That's the "response of the day" winner.

LOL thumbsup


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