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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  944james on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:18 pm

So quick question, what motor should I go with to keep the price down? 5.3L with LSx intake and assorted parts, or just go with an LS1? I will be ordering the Deluxe kit from TPC and just don't want to spend a ton on a motor to get it to fit right. Goal HP of 300-350 same with TQ numbers. Thanks for any help you all may give.

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Post  Techno Duck on Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:45 pm

LS1's have gotten really expensive the past year or two; i would go 5.3L personally.

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Post  944james on Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:07 pm

That's what I am seeing too. Just not sure how much I would have to put into a 5.3 to make it fit with all the accessory's and intake.

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Post  sharkey on Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:33 am

try tracking down the needed parts and pricing it both ways before you buy, often you can end up spending the same on a 5.3l as you would an ls1/6.

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Post  erioshi on Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:32 pm

sharkey wrote:try tracking down the needed parts and pricing it both ways before you buy, often you can end up spending the same on a 5.3l as you would an ls1/6.
This actually tends to be pretty accurate, based on what I've seen in other builds.

Personally, I've opted for an L33 5.3 largely because of availability in my area. The engine was about $1,600 to my door, after picking it up from a friends shop. I am lucky in that it was a full drop-out, so at that price I managed all accessories (which will probably all need to be changed), the harness and ECU, and the DBW pedal and controller.

On top of that I've still needed to buy a full OE clutch kit to get a flywheel & a pressure plate to start out with - so another $200. Then there will be the water pump and other front-end bits, plus the intake stuff. After all of that, starting with an LS1 would not be all that far from what I will have spent. Although that does depend a bit on your local market.

If I had been planning to rebuild before putting the engine into the car, I definitely would have started with an LS1 block. At that point the price difference would have been negligible.
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Post  Buddy2147 on Mon Dec 07, 2015 2:47 pm

Just got a LM7 5.3. Going to stuff it into a 1988 944 NA. Blew the head gasket and cheapest rebuild around (in Seattle) was $11,200 so gave me an excuse to go this way.
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