HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

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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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Wow, enjoying this

Post  richierich55 on Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Chelan keep these pics coming. Excellent summaries, descriptions and photos! I am 5 months behind you and bewildered at what to do with my cream-puff '87 944 Turbo with blown gasket scored cylinder problems... This LS swap is looking very promising... I don't think I can go back to the $upkeep on the original P-motor. I am in Vancouver, Canada and don't have a shop nor skills to do it myself. Good luck, I will keep watching your posts! - rich

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Post  sharkey on Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:47 pm

good to see someone else close by thats on here. im down the road in abbotsford

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Re: 1987 944 Turbo --> LS

Post  chrenan on Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:17 pm

Thanks for the encouragement boys! Got the steering pump and tensioner bolted up, and did most of the wiring to the starter and alternator. Will be quiet for a few weeks here while some family visits and I also shake down the team 944 chump racecar at a few track days. Regularly scheduled programming will resume shortly.

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Abbotsford?!?

Post  richierich55 on Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:18 pm

sharkey wrote:good to see someone else close by thats on here. im down the road in abbotsford

Sharkey you're in Abby? Cool! Got a good shop you can recommend for an LS swap? As said above, I don't have the time, patience, space nor skills to take on myself. thanks! - Rich

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Re: 1987 944 Turbo --> LS

Post  sharkey on Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:01 pm

yea, i work at one, Hot Rods Restos in abby. shoot me a private message.

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Post  richierich55 on Fri Jun 16, 2017 11:16 pm

sharkey wrote:yea, i work at one, Hot Rods Restos in abby. shoot me a private message.

New to the board so I haven't reached the limit for PM yet... but will work on it Very Happy

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Re: 1987 944 Turbo --> LS

Post  chrenan on Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:28 am

Fresh gaskets on before I installed the intake and throttle body. I also organized the wiring coming through the firewall into a factory firewall bung so I'll maintain a nice seal there.

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Post  chrenan on Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:33 am

Setup a bracket for my remote oil filter adapter. Oil will pass through here to the oil cooler mounted in front of the rad. Used two existing captured nuts on the unibody "frame" rail.  Wanted something with no give for a nice positive feel when tightening down the filter. I'm going to use a WIX 51069R filter, at a touch over 4 inches long it will be well above the bottom of the radiator, so if I take it out on something I will already have ripped off the radiator.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:44 am

The 944 Turbo comes stock with a giant washer reservoir. Huge. Mine has been leaking as long as I've had the car. So with the engine out and space to remove it I did just that. I swapped in a reservoir half the size from an early 944, used a 911 cap and a 928 pump and some fresh hose. Much better. Part numbers below for anyone that needs them.

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Re: 1987 944 Turbo --> LS

Post  sharkey on Thu Jul 06, 2017 12:20 pm

i was just trying to sort out a washer fluid tank for mine as the massive one in my 85.5 was in the way of the charge pipes. from my research, the small tank you have is actually from an 88 or 89-91 (hard to nail down the year break exactly).

where did you get yours from? all i can come up with is people wanting way too much for used tanks that looks terrible.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:15 pm

I ordered everything through [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] as they ship by US Post to Canada which has minimal if any duties, and even with the exchange rate their prices beat our local Porsche stealership. The tank from them is $79. People are asking $40-$50 for a crappy discoloured 30 year old tank, it just makes no sense to me to buy used in that case.

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Re: 1987 944 Turbo --> LS

Post  chrenan on Fri Jul 07, 2017 2:00 pm

Did a little work on the oil lines. Warmed up with the easiest shortest line from the filter block to the oil cooler. Waiting on a few fittings before I tackle the two longer ones, pan to filter and cooler back to pan. Also test fit the short fat filter.

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Re: 1987 944 Turbo --> LS

Post  chrenan on Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:58 am

Got one of my hydro boost lines done. Trickier than making the oil cooler lines that's for sure. This hose is rated to 2250 psi, so it's stiffer and harder to cut, and the fittings don't swivel so I needed to carefully plan out the orientation.

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Post  Slam on Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:09 pm

Excellent work, as usual. And good to know about Sunset Porsche. Shipping is always a killer. How'd the Chumpcar races go? Brockoli's involved with that, isn't he?

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Post  chrenan on Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:52 pm

Thanks Simon! Got quite a few updates to post on here, haven't been able to login to the board for a while for some reason. Chump race went well, the 944 race car got us through 11 of 12 hours the first day before a tie rod gave up. Second day we went the full 12 hours for a second in class. Brock is on the team with me and two other guys.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:09 pm

Spent some time on another oil line, this one from the pan to the filter adapter. I put some fire shield over the nomex line as it runs close to the header and along the side of the block. One more line to make from the cooler back to the pan.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:16 pm

Installed a manual headlight bracket on both sides. This elimiates the headlight motor and bar connecting the lights, frees up a fair amount of space at the expense of convenience. Acceptable for a track car.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:20 pm

Last oil line made and routed, from oil cooler back to oil pan.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:25 pm

Wrapped the collector where it's the closest to the fittings and hoses. Not too hard to do with the fittings out of the way, but a pain to try and get a picture.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:28 pm

Built a small bracket to hold the hydroboost cooler in the area just in front of the coolant tank and behind the driver side headlight. I'll be running this headlight partially up while on track to send cool air to this cooler and the air filter that will also be located here.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:33 pm

Nothing too exciting to update, taking care of lots of little details, connecting wiring harness and figuring out what extension harnesses I need (only 2!) since the intake was flipped in the last application the engine was used in. Running coolant hoses, starting to sort of PCV, figured out vacuum lines to run HVAC, wired up the alternator pigtail. I'm waiting on a couple of fittings for the hydroboost setup, so that's a bit of a holdup, but still lots I can do until they arrive.

The cowl hood arrived for a little extra clearance, I drilled a couple holes for wiper jets, now it's ready to be wrapped.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:38 pm

Me and my daughter made a little a bracket for the relays (fans and fuel pump) and fuses. She did all the drill press work and bolted it together, I did the final bolting in place. It sits behind the glove box, the MEFI computer will hide under the passenger footwell floor board where the stock computer lived.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:40 pm

My son helped me get the throttle cable connected and tested, his legs are longer than my daughter's so he can reach the pedals. Went well, the Lokar cable with matching bracket had plenty of adjustment to get the travel correct. Just need to cut off the extra cable and put a cable end on it.

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:43 pm

Placed the MEFI unit where the old DME and KLR control boxes used to live, under the kick plate floor board below the glove box. Plenty of space with the plugs attached, and room for the extra main harness cable to tuck in beside. A floor board covers it then the carpet attaches with Velcro over top, a nice elegant placement developed by Porsche. I started running a few wires, there's a few 12Volt switched connections that need to go here and to the relay bracket pictured in a post above, as well as full time 12Volt in and some out wires (fans, fuel pump, tach).

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Post  chrenan on Thu Aug 31, 2017 3:47 pm

Wiring, wiring, wiring. I'm making progress I swear.

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I bought a spare used 14-pin 944 connector. This is the plug in the engine bay that sends signals to the oil pressure and coolant temperature guage. I'm also pulling a few switched 12V connections off here. There's also a pin here that sends 12V directly to the fuel pump, so I'll be taking advantage of that too.

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It looks worse, but it's getting there. Long red wires are going to run to the fans, waiting on some wire sleeving before I route those nicely. White wire will go to battery and sends power to auxiliary fuse/relay bracket under dash. Other loose wires go to 14-pin connector.

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Finalized all the connections under here to the auxiliary relay/fuse panel, just need to remount it and tuck and zip tie wires. The blue wire attaches to the plug with the little piece of tape on it in the centre of the picture, that's the tach signal.

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