HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

After you click on the upper search option, a drop down box appears. At the bottom of this box is a radio button marked "Advanced …

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Post  ThomasJoseph315 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:01 pm

Greetings everyone!

 So i got an original 924,.. so original the vin is 3963 in production out of 150,000  Shocked She's been a beauty to drive over the past year, but I am considering dropping in another engine. what engine I have no idea. I know a V8 might be to powerful for the 924 torque tube and transmission etc. I have no ambitions of huge horse power here, but I simply want an engine that I can readily get parts for.

What engine is the easiest most cost effective engine to put in this car?

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Post  87-944S on Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:07 pm

I think all the LS series except the ones with a dry sump oiling system are equal in installation effort. Any of these engines in stock trim will keep a smile on your face! There are some V6 options out there, but, why would you settle for a V6 when you can have a V8!
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Post  ThomasJoseph315 on Sat Mar 01, 2014 1:44 am

87-944S wrote:I think all the LS series except the ones with a dry sump oiling system are equal in installation effort. Any of these engines in stock trim will keep a smile on your face! There are some V6 options out there, but, why would you settle for a V6 when you can have a V8!

if I had a 944 or a 924 turbo to hold up against the torque I would be happy to do it.

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Post  HorizonblueDK on Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:46 am

I don't think there is an easy engine swap for the 924(or 944)....

I believe that any V engine swap requires the removal of the brake booster. The cross member will probably also collide with the oil pan of any engine you choose. If you don't find an engine within the Audi/VW family with the 016 boltpattern, you will have to make an adaptor and the list of jobs to do goes on.

But if you could find an Audi 5 cyl engine with cross flow head, the swap would be just a bit easier than other swaps, I think. The old bell housing can be used and there is room for the brake booster.

I have a straight six VW engine in my 924. I will not say that it was straight forward to do that swap, but it was probably a lot easier than a V-something swap.

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Post  ThomasJoseph315 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:02 am

HorizonblueDK wrote:I don't think there is an easy engine swap for the 924(or 944)
If you don't find an engine within the Audi/VW family with the 016 boltpattern, you will have to make an adaptor and the list of jobs to do goes on.

Is there an Engine code for that?

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Post  HorizonblueDK on Mon Mar 03, 2014 4:47 am

ThomasJoseph315 wrote:
HorizonblueDK wrote:I don't think there is an easy engine swap for the 924(or 944)
If you don't find an engine within the Audi/VW family with the 016 boltpattern, you will have to make an adaptor and the list of jobs to do goes on.

Is there an Engine code for that?

I'm not sure, but some older 4-5 cyl engines (mid 1990s and back) has this boltpattern. Pay attention to which direction the starter protrudes. The VR6 engine has a different pattern, unfortuneatly. Would be a nice swap. No one has apparently finished such a swap. There are a few dead forumthreads where a VR6 build has been started, but never finished.

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Post  HorizonblueDK on Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:09 am

The VR6, as well as a few other VW engines has the starter mounted in the bell housing. This means that the starter is pointing towards the rear of the car, when mounted longitudinal. Something like the 944. It may be possible to redo a 944 bell housing for a VR6 or any other engine, with the starter in the bell housing, but that probably takes the word "easy" out of a swap. The original VR6 bell housing can be bolted onto the transaxle (as seen on one of the dead forum threads), but it requires cutting in the firewall, to give space for the starter.

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