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    1. Member s2kvondeutschland's Avatar
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      02-04-2012 02:35 PM #1
      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.
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      02-04-2012 05:41 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      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.
      Well I am pretty sure there is one sitting in the Ramstein junk yard. It has been there for a long time. They just keep moving it around and won't seem to let anybody take anything off of it. I don't know why they are holding on to it. Maybe you could talk some sense into them!
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      02-05-2012 01:10 PM #3
      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....
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      02-05-2012 01:26 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by 88Jetta350 View Post
      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....
      Yeah, someone may have a claim on it already, ill call up there tomorrow.

      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!
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      02-06-2012 04:43 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      Yeah, someone may have a claim on it already, ill call up there tomorrow.

      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!
      SOUNDS LIKE A VW.......
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      02-06-2012 02:34 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by JonLott View Post
      SOUNDS LIKE A VW.......
      Actually, the 928 was supposed to be a VW.
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    7. 02-06-2012 04:22 PM #7
      Is that Tim's car? I know a buddy ( Tim), that has a red one in Katterbach, think he got it at the mwr auction, could be wrong though.

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      02-06-2012 05:52 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by s2kvondeutschland View Post
      Yeah, someone may have a claim on it already, ill call up there tomorrow.

      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!
      Actually, this DOES really sound like a VW.....those damn oil "coolers" are a headache, and I delete them from any car I get that has one. If you need an oil cooler, get an air/oil cooler, like what came on the early Scirocco & GTI.

      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...
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      02-07-2012 04:12 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 88Jetta350 View Post
      They call it the "poor man's Porsche" for a reason...
      I actually have a 280ZX Turbo back home, the REAL "poor man's Porsche." Never had a problem that wasn't my fault. (WAY too much boost!)

      I'm actually looking for a "real" oil cooler for my G60 swapped cabby. Need to eliminate a point of failure before it fails.
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      02-07-2012 11:34 AM #10
      Derrick(sp), I take it since I never heard back from you, you don't want the snowflakes in my basement?
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      02-07-2012 06:36 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by JonLott View Post
      Derrick(sp), I take it since I never heard back from you, you don't want the snowflakes in my basement?
      I think I'm going to pass for now, since I just picked up a set of 16x7.5 Ronal Type A's for $150...

      Sorry for not getting back to you on this... My Bad.
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      02-08-2012 12:48 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by 88Jetta350 View Post
      I think I'm going to pass for now, since I just picked up a set of 16x7.5 Ronal Type A's for $150...

      Sorry for not getting back to you on this... My Bad.
      It's all good, nice pick up on the Ronals!
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      02-13-2012 06:28 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by JonLott View Post
      It's all good, nice pick up on the Ronals!
      Thanks. Wanna re-pain them for me?
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      02-13-2012 11:55 AM #14
      I am lost on what a Ronal Type A look's like. I know what a Borbet Type A looks like.....I don't think it would be a problem re-painting them. Depends on the color and difficulty. Shoot me some pics to jonlott11@yahoo.com
      Drive that **** like you stole it!!


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