This 944 certainly still has some rust issues, and I’m still not quite sure if it’s viable to rebuild it – or if what it wants is a re-shell, but I’m happy to say it now runs.
After scratching my head a bit and eliminating faults, it turned out all the injectors were seized so no fuel was getting through. Once the injectors were out, all it took was a little tapping (highly technical I know) on each on them until they spurted back to life. A new set of of plugs and it’s running spot on now. Did a bit of a clean-up in the engine bay and it’s now as good as it’s going to get until I spend some real time on it.
It’s gone back into storage until I can figure out what I want to do with it, but at least this time I got to drive it in. The 2.5 litre 4 cylinder is an interesting motor, and while the noise certainly does’t compare to a flat-6 on carbs, it make a cool noise. It kind of has a SR20 sound to it (Nissan 4cyl from a S13) – you know, angry.