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Porshche 944 engine in a 4000Q
Fello Audi owners:
I seized the engine in my '85 4000Q this last summer by spinning the rod
bearing. Since I had always aspired to do the often talked about,
"turbo conversion," I have been letting it marinate in the driveway
while I wait for a totaled 5000t to show up. Of course, good deals only
pop up when my car runs!
Anyway, getting to the subject at hand. I have the oppurtunity to pick
up a totaled '84 944 for super cheap. I was wondering if anybody has
heard of doing such a conversion. The idea of a non-turbo lagged 150
horsepower does sound kind of nice. I understand that the 944 has
Motronic rather than K-Jetronic fuel injection, but I'm pretty
confortable doing any harness or other changes associated with that.
I'm primarily concerned with whether or not it will bolt to the Quattro
tranny and motor mounts. Would it interfere with any other systems on
the car? I had read that audi and porsche engines were interchangeable
on the old 924's, but I don't know if that carried over to the 944.
Any comments, feedback, and/or advise would be appreciated.
'85 4000Q (game over, insert new engine)
'83 5000T (if it was a pet, I would have put it to sleep a long time
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