My buddy just blew the headgasket, and possibly cracked the block/head in his beater 2.5l 944. Any of you know a Porsche yard? Ideally we'd like a replacement engine with ancillaries. We just replaced the clutch last weekend.
Drive that **** like you stole it!!
One of the guys that works there probably has dibs on it, they like to do shady 'ish like that.
BTW, i've never heard the terms "beater" and "Porsche" used in the same sentence before....
And man, it is a beater. 944s are some of the most unreliable cars I've ever dealt with, especial if you buy them super cheap. which this one was. It made it from England to Ansbach, then the clutch disk exploded. Fixed the clutch disk, and the head basket exploded. We're not discounting the stupid water/oil cooler yet, and we still have yo do a comp check and leakdown test. Keep your fingers crossed!
As far as 944's go, I personally would never own one, since I've seen first hand that they like to blow trannys. I've lost count of how many 944's have gone to the Ramstein Junkyard for a blown tranny. I assume this is from the shock of the price of a new/used tranny.
They call it the "poor man's Porsche" for a reason...