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Old 03-07-2019, 11:25 AM
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Hey all,

Over my years of getting a little better at taking care of my 944 Turbo I've become aware that quite often there are perfectly good alternatives to a genuine Porsche part - sometimes it's a part for a VW or Audi that is cheaper simply because it's available through a different supply chain, sometimes it's a third-party product... it strikes me we could do with some kind of central resource/reference for alternates for various Porsche parts.

Does anyone know of such a thing?

The thing that prompted me to post this is that I'm about to do a bit of exhaust work, and there just HAVE to be cheaper versions of those c. £20 crush rings in the turbo exhaust. I know that's not a lot of money for something that's sealing your exhaust, but it's just a simple hollow aluminium (?) alloy ring... looks more like £5 than £20 to me. But maybe I'm cheap ;-)
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:30 AM
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i bet you could smear those crush donuts with copper RTV and use em again.

i actually always just reuse the exhaust donuts and gaskets (except for those at the cylinder head), have had my exhaust off a number of times over the years and never had a leak.
i suppose you just keep tightening the bolts until they're snug which will be a little more than the "last time" you squeezed the donuts.
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Old 03-07-2019, 04:38 PM
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I agree, but keeping such a resource up to date would be a challenge. Some suggestions are scattered around the forum (injectors come to mind) so searches are sometimes productive. The regular suppliers have alternative sources (often from the same manufacturer as the Porsche part but without the Porsche name.
An early list of parts containing some alternatives is here, but it is very old:
http://www.924.org/parts/parts.htm
I find eBay can be useful, often parts have an extensive list of cars that they are compatible with... check what VW or Audi model is on the list and visit the local dealer.
Then course there is DYI. I have made the plastic inserts that go in the door handles (NLA from Porsche and VW), fuel hoses, the under hood insulation and rebuilt the transmission mounts.
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I agree with the exhaust rings sentiment; I was shocked how much it cost me to re-install the exhaust! Up here, they are $40-60 CDN each.

Then you peek inside the exhaust shop and they've got hundreds of them hanging on the wall, all different sizes.

Surely someone has some experience stocking up on these?
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:14 AM
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I have re-used those rings before, and I'm sure I'll do it again! (Obviously not the ones I had to remove with chisels, picks and harsh language…)

Grant, you have me thinking of 3D printing - that will be an increasingly attractive option for a lot of the smaller plastic and maybe rubber parts on our cars. I see a database of downloadable models in someone's future…
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Old 03-13-2019, 03:38 PM
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I found this list somewhere way back n copied it maybe this might help
some are outright part numbers some a type car n year that crosses....

Air filter
944 82-89
VW Corrado 1.8 16V 4/89-7/92

Radiator fan switch
3-pole 95°-85°+102°-92°C
82-91
Audi 100 88-94
7.5635 Facet
Seat Ibiza 93-94
VW Golf II 85-91
Volvo 400-s

Expansion tank cap
17mm/15lbs
82-85.0
Alfa 33 1,7-16V 87-92
Audi 100 67-78
Ford Granada 2,5-Diesel

Throttle position sensor
944 82-89
0 280 120 308
944 606 113 01 Bosch

Throttle position sensor
951
Volvo 440 1.7 Turbo 9/87-7/91
0 280 120 400
951 606 113 00 Bosch
Volvo 960 2.0 8/90-9/93

Crank pilot bearing
6202-2RS/C3/***
***

DME temperature sensor
DME, blue M12x1,5
82-91
BMW 316i
0 280 130 026
944 605 125 00 Bosch

Knock sensor
951, 944S, 944S2
Ford Escort 1.6 80-85
0 261 231 006 Bosch
Citroen BX 19GTi 16V 87-93
Saab 900i-16V 85-93

Speed / Reference sensors
Speed / Ref. Sensors
82-91
0 261 210 003
8v 2pce, 16v 1pce

Thermostat
83°
82-88
G4000-23460
Wahler 234-82
Motorad 1026-80
Vernet

Thermo-pneumatic valve
951
Audi 100 77-91
058 131 851 A
058 131 851 A

Idle control valve, ICV
944/951 85.5-89
Peugeot 405 1,9GRi
0 280 140 501 Bosch
Renault R19 1,7iKat
Renault Clio-I 16V-1,8/2,0
Volvo 740 B200ET/230ET -87
Idle control valve, ICV
S2
0 280 140 531
Bosch

Cooling hose
951
Peugeot 205 D/1,6/1,9 waterpump
951 106 239 01

Oil filter
82-91
OC142
944 107 201 90
Knecht / Mahle, origal
OC75
Knecht / Mahle, longer
W719/22
Mann
H 14 W 25
Hengst
R 128
Tecnocar
FT 5239
Fiaam
PH-6941
Fram


Fuel system and exhaust

Oxygen sensor, lambda
85.5-91
0 258 003 012
951 606 135 0
Bosch
Fuel pump
944 85.5-88, S/S2
Alfa 75 1,8 Turbo 87-89
0 580 464 028
944 608 102 06
Bosch, green
Volvo 343 B19E/B200E/B200F

Fuel pump
944 82-85.0, 951
0 580 464 021
944 608 102 04
Bosch, blue

Fuel filter
M14 threads
82-91
BMW 320i 4.79-82
BMW 323i 9.78-8.79
BMW 518i 75-79

Fuel tank cap
82-91
Audi, Passat, Golf I


Transmission

Clutch master cylinder gasket
82-91
PBR K7664X
Clutch slave cylinder gasket
82-91
MB W123/124 (***) 76-95
PBR 1021S
Has to be modified slightly

Front axle and steering

Ball joint, lower
Steel control arm
82-85.0
VW Golf I

Control arm
Steel control arm
82-85.0
VW Golf I

Shock absorber cover rubber
82-85.0
BMW 316/318/320 E21 75-82 front
Mercedes Benz W124 front
Nissan Sunny N13/B12 rear
VW Golf 73-91

Wheel bearing, front
82-86
VKBA 1400
SKF
87-91
VKBA 956
SKF
Outer
87-91
L68149 99402 L68111
Timken
Inner
87-91
1-M12649 1-M12610
Timken
Sealing
87-91
ERIKS RST 45 62 10

Powersteering belt
L=950mm
82-91
Audi 80 1,3-1,8 86-92 LA/VP
Honda Civic 1.2/1.3 80-83 LA/VP
Seat Toledo 1.6-2.0 -93 LA
VW Golf 1.6/1.8 86-91 LA
Opel Vectra B TurboD-1,7 96- OT

Tie rod, outer
Powersteering
82-86
Golf I, Jetta I, Caddy I
171 419 812
944 347 333 00
TRW
Manual
82-83 94DN402644 until
116 020 3226
944 347 333 00
Meyle

10251
944 347 333 00
Lemförder


Rear axle
Wheel bearing, rear
82-85.0
VW beetle 1302/1303
VKBA 592
SKF
85.5-91
305988
SKF
527243BE
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Rear control arm
82-85.0
VW beetle 1302/1303

CV joint
82-86
VW Transporter 68-90, Syncro 85-90
couple mm wider

CV joint cover rubber
82-91
VW Transporter 68-90, Syncro 85-90
82-91
BMW 700


Wheels and brakes
Brake caliper seals
Front
944 82-89
Audi 100 5E-2.2/TD-2.0 1977-7.79
ATE
Peugeot 505
Peugeot 604 front

Brake caliper piston
Front
944 82-89
Peugeot 504 78-82 front
ATE
Peugeot 505 front
Peugeot 604 front

Brake master cylinder
82-91
MB W123

Emergency brake shoes
82-91
BMW e28 525i 81-88
Re-use old springs


Hand Lever system, pedal cluster
Brake and clutch pedal pad
85.5-91
Golf II


Body and interior

Sun visor clip
82-91
Golf III
3B0 857 561 BY20
Grey
3B0 857 561 BB41
Black
3B0 857 561 B8YS
Beige

Sun visor cover-clip
82-91
Golf III
3B0 857 563 BY20
Grey
3B0 857 563 BB41
Black
3B0 857 563 B8YS
Beige


Electrical equipment


Battery
64Ah
82-91
Audi 100, gasoline 75-90
Seat Ibiza, 93-98
VW Golf III, gasoline

DME-relay
82-91
Opel
4RP 008 189-051
Hella

Headlamp
82-91
Audi 80 5/75 – 7/76
20e
VW Golf I
VW Passat 5/73 – 7/77

Voltage regulator
115A alternator
82-91
Audi 100, 81-92
1 197 311 040
Bosch
BMW 300s, 81-90
Ford Sierra, 82-93
VW Golf 8.81-91

Alternator
90A
82-85.0
Ford Scorpio 2,0-OHC/Diesel/TurboD 90A
Ford Sierra 1,3-2,0 OHC 90A

Alternator
115A
85.5-91
0 120 468 005
Bosch, or 0 120 468 004
1987 Volvo 2.3L Turbo 740

Alternator brushes
5x8x15mm
82-85.0
MB W123 76-80
Bosch
VW Golf 74-7.81 Bosch
Volvo 200-s 74-8.81

Alternator brushes
5x8x19mm
85.5-88
BMW 300s 81-90
Bosch
Ford Sierra
MB W124
VW Golf 8.81-91

Alternator sliding ring
82-85.0
BMW 300s 75-81
Bosch
MB W123 76-80
VW Golf 74-7.81
Volvo 200-s 74-8.81

Alternator sliding ring
85.5-88
BMW 300s 81-90
Bosch
Ford Sierra
MB W124
VW Golf 8.81-91

Alternator belt
L=735
82-85.0
Peugeot 605 TD-2.1 -94 LA

Rover 75 1,8 LA

Rover Freelander 1,8 LA

Alternator belt, cars with AC
82-85.0
BMW 535/540 E39 ilmastointi

Mazda 626 1.6/2.0 85-87 LA/OT

Toyota Carina E 2,0 -93 LA

Toyota Picnic 2,0 VL/ei ILM

Alternator belt
6x725mm
85.5-91
Nissan Sunny GTi-16V 1,6/1,8 86-91 LA

Nissan Bluebird 1.6-2.0 86-88 LA

Nissan Prairie 2.0 88-89 LA

Alternator belt, cars with AC
L=1005mm
85.5-91
Citroen Jumper 2,5D/TD/TDi LA+OT

MB 208D/210D/308D/310D -95 LA

MB 408D/410D -95 LA

Peugeot Boxer 2,5D/TD/TDi LA+OT

Windshield washer pump
82-91
VW Golf I/II/III

Reverse light switch
82-91
MB 100D

MB 207D-310D (601/602) 80-95

MB 407D-410D (611) 82-95

Ignition coil
82-91
0 221 118 322
944 602 115 0
Bosch

Distributor rotor
944/951 (ei S/S2)
0 300 900 169
944 602 901 01
Beru (EVL 169)

Turn signal, side
82-91
Golf I / II

Starter motor brushes
Audi 100

Spark plug
944/951 82-91
Bosch WR7DC

NGK BPR6ES

Spark plug
S2
NGK BPR7ES

Ignition control unit
944S/S2
Ford Escort 1,6i 86-90
Bosch

Opel Corsa 1,2N/1,4 87

Saab 900i-16V 85-93

Seat Ibiza 1,5i

Turn signal relay
82-91
Audi A6
0 335 200 041
Bosch

BMW 316-320 9.79-90

Ford Sierra 82-93

Opel Astra

VW Golf III 91-98

Distributor cap
944/951 (NOT S/S2)
1 235 522 325
944 602 251 00
Bosch

0 330 920 414
Beru (VK 442 S)

Distributor cap
944S / S2
Volvo B200/230

Distributor dust cover
82-89
1 230 500 219
944 602 803 00
Bosch

Ignition switch
82-85.0
Golf I / II 74-92
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:15 PM
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Oh yeah baby! That’s great stuff Dwizle
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