I bought a 1969 Porsche 911 less than two months ago. Here are a few things that have gone wrong:
- The front calipers were stuck with corroded pistons. Replaced pistons, resurfaced calipers and resealed.
- It seeps oil between the two halves of the crankcase. Not really fixable without a $15,000+ rebuild. Living with it.
- The oil filler cap leaks a tiny amount of oil, but it drips it onto the exhaust so once every drive a giant white puff of smoke pours out of the car for about five seconds.
- The differential leaked oil from old seals. Replacing the seals involved finding a rare bolt that stretches during use, which is no longer available anywhere.
- The hand throttle – a little lever that makes the idle higher to warm up the car – broke.
- The heater doesn’t work because a tube that connects it is missing.
- The tubes connecting the washer jets are corroded and disconnected.
- The temperature gauge light bulb is out.
- The ring gear of that connects the starter to the flywheel was wearing
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