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Old 02-13-2019, 06:38 PM   #1
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I have a Porsche 944 project car and am trying to find any information about fitting a 2.3 T5 engine I'm sure it's been done but can't find any specific information about mounting it/ adapter plates etc Can anyone point me in the right direction?
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:07 PM   #2
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You will be hard-pressed to find any specific swap info. The biggest challenge will be choosing between keeping the stock Porsche transaxle or going to a T5/regular 5 speed and something like an 8.8 solid rear axle.

The better question is, why not go with an SBC or LS? Adapters and mounts exist, and cheap, reliable power.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:59 PM   #3
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If you are asking that question you 100% can't do it. Moving on.
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Old 02-13-2019, 09:14 PM   #4
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Did you consider a 5 cylinder Audi engine? AAN 20 Valve Turbo?
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Old 02-13-2019, 10:46 PM   #5
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Did someone say LS swap?

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Old 02-13-2019, 10:48 PM   #6
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http://www.renegadehybrids.com/

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Old 02-13-2019, 11:03 PM   #7
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I've always wanted one of the Renegade hybrid cars, the 944 is one of my favorite cars I have owned, an '83 and an '86 951. I almost pulled the trigger on an LS7 swapped one, it was hard to justify the all at once cost". In retrospect it would have cheaper than my 242 L33 build. By more than 1/2...
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:33 PM   #8
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So true, I had a 87 944 for a little while... If only LSs were around back then! The Renegade conversion parts are so dang expensive that it makes it hard to justify for a play toy. IMO if they lowered the price the kits would fly out the door!
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:08 AM   #9
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Cool idea! Unfortunately that absolutely hasn't been done before and you will absolutely need to fabricate all of it yourself.
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Old 02-14-2019, 12:29 AM   #10
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The better question is, why not go with an SBC or LS? Adapters and mounts exist, and cheap, reliable power.
Just buy a Camaro.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:53 AM   #11
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I doubt the Volvo 5 cylinder would fit easily. The I4 thats in the car takes up most of the room already. Plus the Porsche 2.5 I4 is practically laying sideways in the bay.

That engine bay fits 4 cylinders and V8's. I've heard of one guy doing a VW/Audi 07K but it's not easy like an LS swap. The 07K would eat the Volvo motor for breakfast any day, and they are cheaper and easier to find.


*edit* The 07K is half the Lambo V10 btw. It's legit AF.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:44 AM   #12
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I should mention that I'm in the UK and volvoT5 engines and donar cars are cheap and plentiful. If I was in the states an LS swap would make more sense yes. I know it's been done before and fairly common in Sweden happy to fabricate engine mounts sump if needs be even a custom adapter plate just be useful to speak to someone who has already done it. Will be running a stand alone ECU so not worried about wiring
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Did you consider a 5 cylinder Audi engine? AAN 20 Valve Turbo?
Yes but they are rare and expensive in the UK and heavy, the volvo engine is all alloy and is basically the same thing 2.3 5 cylinder noise for a lot less money and very tuneable
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I'm sure it's been done
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Good thread, the 07k option has crossed my mind but not available in the UK and the TTRS engine is out my price range
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Good thread, the 07k option has crossed my mind but not available in the UK and the TTRS engine is out my price range
The link is to a single post of a 2.3 T5 inside the 944 engine bay, do you not know what T5 engine look like?
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The link is to a single post of a 2.3 T5 inside the 944 engine bay, do you not know what T5 engine look like?
I see it now took me to half way down the page a minute ago and the 07k thread
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:46 AM   #18
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https://ibb.co/NrknYQd

Here's the car acid dipped shell full colour change to Rivera blue infused carbon roof skin, full weld in cage, glassfibre front end, 968 club sport front brakes, gaz coilovers, pedal box, stand alone ECU etc
Yes that's an RS2 project in the background of the workshop as well.
I will get the Volvo lump into this car and working!

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Can anyone point me in the right direction?
OP, has your question been answered?
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OP, has your question been answered?
Not really it seems not many if anyone has any concreate information on this swap il figure it out myself just thought this might be the place to gather some useful pointers
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https://ibb.co/NrknYQd

Here's the car acid dipped shell full colour change to Rivera blue infused carbon roof skin, full weld in cage, glassfibre front end, 968 club sport front brakes, gaz coilovers, pedal box, stand alone ECU etc
Yes that's an RS2 project in the background of the workshop as well.
I will get the Volvo lump into this car and working!
Too nice for a Volvo motor, that engine bay says LS
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Just buy a Camaro.
New SS with a squared up tire setup, shocks, brakes... drive circles around a prepped 944 with the AC on.
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I have a Porsche 944 project car and am trying to find any information about fitting a 2.3 T5 engine I'm sure it's been done but can't find any specific information about mounting it/ adapter plates etc Can anyone point me in the right direction?
There was a guy in my hometown here in sweden working on this for a couple of years ago.

Found this thread from sweden aswell a guy swapping that crapp Porsche engine to something more reliable.
The best from 2 worlds... in my opinion....
https://rejsa.nu/forum/viewtopic.php...r=asc&start=63
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:37 PM   #24
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Put a D24 in it.



http://d24t.com/showthread.php?t=1779
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Old 02-14-2019, 05:55 PM   #25
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There was a guy in my hometown here in sweden working on this for a couple of years ago.

Found this thread from sweden aswell a guy swapping that crapp Porsche engine to something more reliable.
The best from 2 worlds... in my opinion....
https://rejsa.nu/forum/viewtopic.php...r=asc&start=63
This is really helpful thanks for the link!
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