Thursday, August 31, 2017

Roll The Dice: 2002 Porsche 911 Targa

A rear engined Porsche is iconic, collectible, and desirable in just about any configuration -- even the detestable 912 is priced like some kind of ancient Ming Dynasty vase. So the real question is --how do you get a cheap rear engine Porsche that you could (maybe?) drive without breaking the bank.  You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky?  Well...do ya...punk?  Find this 2002 Porsche 911 Targa here on eBay bidding for $8,445 with 3 days to go, located in Los Angeles, CA.



How bad could it really be?  The seller says it has a "clicking" sound on the driver's side -- does it need a new engine or maybe you just need to murder a few crickets.  Either way, get out the incense and ouija board -- cause yer gonna need all the help you can get.


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12 comments:

  1. how does this engine problem happen if the IMS and and RMS Upgrades have been done? No mention of mileage or CARFAX?

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  2. Looking at the video... Looks like a warning light is covered in black tape. I think that's the brake light so factor in at least some new pads with sensors.

    The green light indicates the cruise control is powered on.

    The ticking noise - roll the dice or get a PPI.

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  3. Doesn't sound like a lifter to me. He should get spectrum analyzer and measure the frequency of the noise, then compare that to the engine rpm. The engine is turning at about 1000 rpm, or 16.7 Hz. The cam turns at half that frequency--so if the noise is occurring at about 8 Hz, it's in the valve train (could be anything, including the cam shaft thrust bearing) and not a big deal. If it's at 16+ Hz, he's got a problem.

    Incidentally, any one of you with a spectrum analyzer (or even an event counter and a stop watch) could do the same thing with his recording.

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    1. I hadn't thought about putting the audio from a youtube video through a spectrum analyzer -- that is a great idea. I've done it with cell phone audio recordings to track down the source of turbocharger noise. Run some FFTs, plot the waterfalls and go to town. (pro tip: No, seriously, I am a pro -- I used to manage the noise and vibration team from a large turbocharger manufacturer.)

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  4. Beater Porsche. Ew.

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  5. I know the ignition is just turned on but I though this picture was funny.
    Basically sums it up
    [image src="http://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/uCIAAOSwAyBZo1KW/s-l1600.jpg" width="400px"/]

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  6. I hear these are easy to swap a LS v8 into what with all the plumbing already there

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  7. I asked the mileage and he said 330k on the cluster, but its from a different car and his estimation is the average- 8k per year. So no idea on the mileage. Not even a ballpark.

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  8. Ticking sound could be bore scoring

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    1. Now why'd you make me go and google yet another thing to keep me away from a 996!! Okay...it really isn't that common to have bore scoring and symptoms include oil consumption and other nasty stuff. read here

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  9. You guys and your knowledge make my head hurt! And I always wanted one of these with the roof..d a m n

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  10. That piece of black electrical tape on the dash spoils the whole thing for me.

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