is the 1979 924 porsche a good car

Asked by Aug 15, 2013 at 01:47 PM about the 1979 Porsche 924

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Okay, you're in a world of hurt if you buy one of these...depending on which engine you've got there are gasoline injector seals...I believe it has the Jetronic fuel injection system...have been told to set the cam timing is a bitch especially with the DOHC (well sideways) chain and tensioners are fussy and that you need to make friends with a mechanic to work on them constantly...my Knight bought one and was in the shop more than in service...finally bought a NEW Porsche with TONS more engineering time on that and this design lays waste to any of these previous designs~ These things are a BITCH...stay away~!

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Buy the "S" model with the Porsche 2.5L engine. Anything else is an absolute disaster.

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Agreed to above - The 924S has the 944 engine...much better! I used to have a 1978 924 and it needed work more than it was on the road. It left me sit many times. Not a true Porsche, as it was made with Volkswagen and Audi parts. Get a 944S or 944 turbo if you can afford one or better yet, get an early '80's 911sc...great car with a bullet proof (with updated oil pressure fed chain tensioners: $600 kit) 3.0 liter engine that will run forever. Stay away from the 924.

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