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WANTED 1987+ 944 2.5L Short Block

Hello,

I am in search of a 1987 and up 944 2.5L short block in good condition for my 1988 944 Turbo S. Mine has a gouge in one of the cylinders and either needs to be bored and sleeved, or replaced. At the moment I am exploring the replacing option.

I would prefer a 944 Turbo S (M44/52) short block or a 944S 16V (M44/40) one. I am located in the San Francisco Bay Area and can travel up to 400 miles to pick it up. Otherwise I would need it shipped to me.

If you have one please PM me or send me an email to samana76 at yahoo.com.

Thanks.
Igor
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Hi. I have a 944S Block. pm if interested. Also have a 2.7 block if any use.
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Hi,
Would you be interested in a ~4" steel-sleeved 1986 951 block and forged pistons to match? Needs a ring/hone job. Reuse your crank/rods. Located in NW Los Angeles.
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Hi v2rocket_aka944,

Thanks for the offer, but no. If the block needs work then I might as well have it done on my original one. Thanks though.
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The only work the block needs is a quick clean-up, should only take an hour and a few bucks for a shop to do it.
Then re-fit pistons/rods/crank with new rings and be good to go.

Unless you are hoping for a completely assembled short block, but then looking for an "S" piece wouldn't make much sense for a turbo!
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Hi v2rocket_aka944,

Thanks, but I just realized yours is and '86. I am specifically looking for an '87+ because it has the hydraulic timing belt tensioner.

Thanks again, though.
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87-91 has a spring timing belt tensioner which IMO is a downgrade from the original eccentric style.
They are all over the place as far as spring tension and just get in the way/make timing belt jobs more difficult/take longer. If the locknut fails the tensioner would default to max-tight position which could cause belt snap?

Your preference may be different of course, but I don't like them.

The hydraulic tensioner was only found on 968 engines 92-95.
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FWIW I think he's right about the tensioner, though when I tension mine I actually have to ADD tension to get it right, so really the lock nut failing is going to cause my belt to run loose. Also, you don't have to shim the oil cooler before '87 I don't think.
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Hi Bradical and v2rocket_aka944,

Yes, v2rocket_aka944 is absolutely right about the timing belt tensioner type. And I thank you both very much for pointing that out. I'm just trying to keep my car as stock as possible and I would prefer the original spring timing belt tensioner as it came from the factory.

I do appreciate the help and information everyone is chipping in.

Cheers.
Igor
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If you did decide to go sleeved, you can take my JE pistons for $250 shipped. About 1/3-1/4 their new price.
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Thanks v2rocket_aka944. I'll be away until February, so won't be working on it 'till then. I'm still looking for a block until then, but if I can't find a really good one I will have mine sleeved and get in touch with you for the pistons.
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Still looking.
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