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post #1 of 3 Old 05-29-2019, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Considering Lo-mile 04 Turbo

Hi all, I'm likely another 1st timer asking for pre-purchase guidance on a low mile 04 FS locally. Any overall thoughts on how maddening a gen1 turbo will make me with reliability?

I already drive a Jag daily so one more...well...thanks for any input on sore spots and what to expect on a sub 50k mile 04.
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-05-2019, 07:00 PM
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I picked up an 04 turbo with 135,000....other than having odd brand/oversize tires that cost me a grand to replace, including alignment, all seemed well. 2500 miles later I noticed a good sized stain in the driveway....although all the recalls have been done, apparently the damage had taken's now on a rack having the torque converter main seal replaced....take's not an uncommon problem with the 04's!! Other than that there's been no other problems.

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Do a quick search for Porsche 955 known issues. There is a lot of info out there about what to be aware of. There are problems with the engine cooling pipes on the V8 and if it hasn't already been been addressed, it's a costly repair bill. Cardan-shaft and engine mounts should be replaced around 100K miles. Not to expensive if you have a good independent.
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