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Old 01-02-2011, 10:15 PM
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I just reciently aquired a 1987 944 n/a 5 speed. The body and interior are in great shape for the age but the cylinder head has a hole in it where someone tried to remove a broken exhaust bolt and hit a water jacket. The car has just over 100k miles on it and I was trying to decide if it would be a better investment to buy a new head or a used/remaned engine. Any input would be great. also does anyone have a suggestion on where to look for parts
 
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:04 PM
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You should be able to find an NA head for $100 or so used. You want to do the timing belt and waterpump anyway if there aren't records, parts for that will run about $350. Headgasket set runs about 150.

Buying a used engine, and you are still doing the same stuff since you won't have records....timing belt/waterpump/etc.
 
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Old 01-03-2011, 07:10 PM
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thanks for your in put I do think tha is the way I am going to go
 
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