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Discussion in 'Pacific Region' started by LiftedAssDodge, Jun 5, 2002.

  1. LiftedAssDodge

    LiftedAssDodge 1/2 ton status

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    1987 porsche 944
    2.5 liter 4 cyl

    I need to get this engine rebuilt or buy one for it, is there anyone out there than has any suggestions, its a friend of mines car and he doesnt have much and im trying to help him out.

    and possibly if i get a rebuild kit is there anyone out there willing to help me rebuild it, ill make it worth your while. so please post what you think about it
     
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    I just got my motor in my VW bus rebuilt from Buggy House in Hayward give them a call. They did some great work.
     
  3. LiftedAssDodge

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    cool, about how much did that cost you
     
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    I will have to check my recepts.
     
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    Well I had the whole block taken apart (drilled and tapped for an external oil cool and filter) put in new performance cam,straight cut gears and main bearings. Also bolted on new bugformance heads,and rebuilt my dual 40 Delorto carbs. Plus I got race header,and chrome Magnaflow exhaust. All in all they painted everything,and made sure everything work the total was around $2000
     
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    cool, you got their number?
     
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    Give them a call and tell them what you have.. Personally I think they do really good work on this side of the bay. Also try Bugformance off of Alumrock on 680.
     
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    Allrighty ..

    BH Motor Sports in Hayward
    (510) 582-7847
    (510) 582-7843
    Both numbers go to the shop
     
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    Pelicanparts.com
    partsheaven.com
    tweeks.com
    motormeister.com (many people HATE this company tho)
    Otto's of venice I think it is otto.com not sure. Expensive but he does it RIGHT!

    Good luck!

    '85 911
    '73 Blazer
     
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    Keep in mind folks that this is a 944 not a 914
    914=VW Motor
    944=Water cooled 4banger

    Give Parts Heaven in Hayward a call. I'm sure they probably have a good used motor that they would sell you. If your on a tight budget a good used motor is the way to go.

    just my .02
     
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    Time to drop a V8 in there. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Try PartsHeaven in Hayward.....they are one of the largest parts dismantlers specializing in Porsches in this area.

    Unfortunately the 944 is almost a "throw away" car when you start looking at the costs for MAJOR repair items like an engine. My recommendation is to call up PartsHeaven and look for a good, low-mileage used motor for it.

    Just my .02 /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    yeah parts heaven wants 1300 for an engine with 90k

    screw that
     
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    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    LAD,

    What are you expecting to pay.....? I've got to believe that a rebuild from a reputable shop is going to be a lot more expensive than $1300. Or is your comment because the used engine has relatively high miles also?

    Just curious.........
     
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    because of the miles, not the price, price is ok, id much rather buy the rebuild kit and do it myself though
     
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    I wouldn't mind helping you rebuild it.. but DAMN, I already have two trucks to rebuild before I get to put a stick in MY truck!

    I worked at Tilo's Autohaus (Porsche Mercedes, and Jaguar) in Bellflower for year, albeit many years ago. All Factory (german talking english accent) trained techs telling me all the ins and outs of German car care/repair.

    If you friend doesn't already have it.. there is EXCELLENCE magazine. This is the local (U.S.) magazine for Porsche cars.

    Many good tips, tech questions, and articles. Very good magazine.

    Also check out the local PCA (Porsche Club of America). I think the GGR (Golden Gate Region) would be closest to you.

    I think it is www.pca-ggr.org

    Email a couple of the people there. They will be able to direct you to the "locals" for both mechanics, and other 944 enthusiasts.

    I rebuilt my then 73.5 911 engine.
    Fixed my sisters 924 head gasket.
    Worked on my dad's 911.
    Now I got my own '85 911! Daily-driver and gas saver! HA HA
    WHOOPEE what fun these are!

    www.geocities.com/nhromyak

    good luck.
     
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    thanks for hte thought man
     

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