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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  murrayg Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:51 pm

Hi all, happy New Year.  It seems that most of my posts regard weight differences as a result of the swap.  It is likely the most asked question I get.  I just removed the LS6 for a winter freshen up, and realized I have both motors side by side in the shop, complete from the torque tube forward. So, here goes-

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85 2.5L engine, complete from the torque tube flange forward = 445.0lbs

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03 5.7L LS6 engine, complete from the torque tube flange forward = 487.0lbs

Porsche engine - 445lbs
LS6 engine - 487lbs

Difference - +42lbs.

I think this is hard to argue??  Comments?

Ciao for now!
Gord.

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Post  Hotrodz of Dallas Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:30 am

I've weighed a complete 944 turbo engine, and it was 472 lbs. A difference of 15 lbs. Virtually no change in the handling characteristics of a 944.
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Post  quarterflash Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:26 pm

Just to add to the mix. I swapped my 944 turbo enghine for a '95 corvette LT1 which has the alloy heads.
I don't have AC or power steering and the only change I made was to pump up the front tyres by a few pounds.
The handling is not affected and I did check corner weights before and after conversion, to my surprise there was almost no difference.
So happy days.

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Post  alex456gt Sun Jul 05, 2020 8:26 am

Its remarkable how close in weight the aluminum LS is to the stock 4 cylinders, makes it easy to justify the swap and not really lose the handling characteristics & balance
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