Missing interior cover for the sunroof

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21 Nov 2011 22:10 #7062 by tedcarrington
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I noticed a car that I am considering buying is missing the interior trim piece that covers the motor for the sunroof. Is that a big deal to replace? Noticed that the clock needs replacing as well. What is the deal with the 928 keys - the owner of this car had only one key and said that they are hard to replace.

Right now I have seen 4 928s in my area in my budget range (< $13000). I don't want to look at earlier than 1986 models. What I saw was : a 1986 s that needs cosmetic repairs, really dirty engine 77,000 miles for $6100, a real nice 1986.5 s with 114,000 miles great cosmetic shape, rear tail added and 17 inch wheels w/ new tires for $7500, 1988 black & black s4 with 118,000 in super shape for $11,900 and 1987 s4 very good shape with 41,000 miles for $12,900 original owner. Don't know how much to spend and put away for unexpected repairs.
Thanks beforehand for your comments. Hopefully I will be joining the ranks of 928 ownership soon.

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21 Nov 2011 22:33 #7063 by srshaw3
Sounds like a reasonable selection.

You definitely want a pre-purchase inspection done (PPI) by a 928 knowledgeable mechanic.

Deferred maintenance is your enemy, or at least the key that turns 928s into money pits.

Decide if you must have a manual or automatic first, as well as whether you want the newer or older body style.

Certainly holding a few $k in reserve if the car seems fine is a good idea, and of course you could chase a project car and then the reserve would be much higher.

The 41k mile cars sounds very interesting, just keep in mind all those parts (rubber, seals, etc.) have still aged even though the car wasn't driven much.

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22 Nov 2011 00:00 #7065 by pcar928fan
^^^^^
What he said!!!

James
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84 Ruby Red / Black AO84
88 Dark Blue / Linen-Black
92 Polar Silver / Dark Blue 92EURO
93 Arrow Blue / Black

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22 Nov 2011 04:45 #7066 by srshaw3

I noticed a car that I am considering buying is missing the interior trim piece that covers the motor for the sunroof. Is that a big deal to replace? Noticed that the clock needs replacing as well. What is the deal with the 928 keys - the owner of this car had only one key and said that they are hard to replace.


I wouldn't expect finding the sunroof motor/trans. cover would be difficult or terribly expensive.

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22 Nov 2011 08:49 #7070 by Glennd
You can get the cover at 928 International - about $100

www.mailordercentral.com/928intl/prodinf...928%20555%20301%2060

Glenn

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22 Nov 2011 09:27 #7073 by 928mac
from the list of cars you mentioned, I would go with 1 of these two.

First the 1986.5 s with 114,000 miles great cosmetic shape, rear tail added and 17 inch wheels w/ new tires for $7500,

I have heard that the 86.5 car is a nice car. I am not sure if it is a 5.0L or not but I do know the intake is different. Maybe James can chime in on what the differance is between it and the S4 that make some like it better.


Now the 1988 black & black s4 with 118,000 in super shape for $11,900

Black is a sweet color for a super car except it is hard to keep clean and if you live in a hot climate you will bake with out AC, if it fails.
My AC has not worked since I bought the car (Bigger fish to fry)
I like black.
This will have the 5.0L engine for sure and it should have the wing on the back which is the differance in the look between the two.

You need to get way more then my opinion because its a big purchase.
Keep asking around as I have never driven either, mine is a 89 which should be the same as the 88, but . . . .

BTW you do want to have 2-5 grand for repairs and if you can do them yourself, that should be enough to make it a dependable car and to make it your car.

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22 Nov 2011 12:23 #7075 by pcar928fan
$100 for that cover?! WOW! I think I have a black one I'll sell you for $75!

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22 Nov 2011 15:50 #7077 by tedcarrington
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I like the 86.5 928 S the best of what I have seen. I am little concerned about it having a savage title. The price is real good and the car runs real well; I like the wing on the back and the new 17 inch tires & wheels (I know its not correct for the year!). I think if I can get it for less than $7500 I will be pretty happy. There are a few things I'll have to fix but that is what I wanted this car for to tinker with. Thanks for the replies.

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05 Feb 2012 13:43 #8112 by tedder

I noticed a car that I am considering buying is missing the interior trim piece that covers the motor for the sunroof. Is that a big deal to replace? Noticed that the clock needs replacing as well. What is the deal with the 928 keys - the owner of this car had only one key and said that they are hard to replace.

Right now I have seen 4 928s in my area in my budget range (< $13000). I don't want to look at earlier than 1986 models. What I saw was : a 1986 s that needs cosmetic repairs, really dirty engine 77,000 miles for $6100, a real nice 1986.5 s with 114,000 miles great cosmetic shape, rear tail added and 17 inch wheels w/ new tires for $7500, 1988 black & black s4 with 118,000 in super shape for $11,900 and 1987 s4 very good shape with 41,000 miles for $12,900 original owner. Don't know how much to spend and put away for unexpected repairs.
Thanks beforehand for your comments. Hopefully I will be joining the ranks of 928 ownership soon.



I made the plunge around Thanksgiving and bought the nice looking Guards Red1986.5 with the 17 inch wheels and S4 tail. I spent $7200 for the car, another $1200 on tires and replacing/fixing misc stuff inside car. The car is being worked on presently to replace air mass flow sensor, as well as gaskets & hoses to fix fluid and vacuum leaks - should cost $2200. I got another key from the Boardwalk Porsche folks, found a sun roof motor cover from 928 International (plus other goodies) and have learned alot from this forum group as well the great 928 owners here in Dallas/Fort Worth.

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