Writer Pablo DeFerrari has written a very interesting article about the 928 and how it essentially didn't live long enough.  The discussion about weather the 928 should be a 2+2 or full 4 seater, left the car being too similiar to the 911 when Porsche chose the 2+2 option.  Pablo argues that the real problem was that Porsche couldn't find enough of the right customer - the Sybarite's (seekers of pleasure and luxury).  I highly recommend you click on the pic to read on:

928 Clay Model

We wouldn't normally be championing 911 & Porsche World, as frankly there isn't a lot of relevance for 928 owners.  But this month in their 250th edition they decided to collect together 3 models that were on their cover, and available to buy new in the UK, when the magazine launched in 1990.  They contacted Paul Stephens to see if he could get together a 911, a 944 and a 928 for the following Monday.

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[Photo - Antony Fraser]

Read more: 911 & Porsche World 250th Anniversary Edition

Chris Clark writes:

Thirty-six 928’s gathered at the Merry Miller, Cothill, on November 22 for the annual 928uk gathering. It was good to meet up with the usual crowd, plus one or two new faces. But, of course, the cars were the stars of the show, ranging from Andrew Brierley’s mint 928GT to Phil Rickard’s orange supercharged model (which is based on a GT).

Read more: 928UK 16th Anniversary Meet, Merry Miller.

The Flex Plate Clamp issue can affect any 928 fitted with an Automatic transmission from 1984 onwards.  The problem is where Porsche changed the design of the clamp so that in some circumstances the drive shaft can move forward; putting huge pressure on the flex plate; which can lead to Thrust Bearing Failure (TBF).  This is a catastrophic event, leading to the total loss of the engine and huge bills for the owner.  The solution has been regular checking and relieving of flex plate pressure, as described in detail in this PDF.

Lately 3rd parties have come up with stronger clamps in an attempt to solve this.  Now UK company Ritech Systems has come up with a new solution, which is designed to stop the clamp moving forward by physical means.  Click on the picture for more:

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