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As some of you know, a few weeks ago I broke a belt on my front cylinder and trashed my front cylinder. My dilema now is that I can't find a good setup to buy. I have a '95 916 w/P8 ECU. I understand that to use a '97 or later 916 engine, I would have to have the engine, complete wiring, and 1.6 ECU. I can't find that yet. I have found some '98 916 engines for $800-900 but nothing else. Well, one did have the ECU, but no wiring. My original plan was just to locate some 916 heads (complete) and swap mine out (my piston is ok) and go riding. Michael at Atlanta Triumph/Ducati spoiled that for me. He made mention that since my piston made contact with the valves (bending my intake valves badly enough to crush the seats, there is a good chance that my rod bearing has moved, therefore needing bottom end repairs also. Hence, the look for a complete setup.

If anyone finds fault in any of this, please correct me. If anyone has parts/engine to help me out, please let me know. I have the funds ready to transfer (specifically through Paypal) for anything that I find. I am ready to move on this! I had hoped to score a new clutch with my engine after the head swap along with new sprockets & chain.

I am asking for help here. I know there are several of you in here that can school many of us on this topic, so, please, school me. There are some things on ebay that I have found, but not moved on them yet. I am still trying to hold out to get further confirmation on this, as well as, hoping to score one setup that someone has and pay one person. Anyway, I didn't mean to write a book, but your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Todd B.
Birmingham, AL
 
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Re: WTB: 916 engine... (jtbshaw)

For clarity, Michael at ATD is a very knowledgable fellow. I have great respect for him and his work. My comment kind of sounded a little harsh, so I didn't want anyone taking it that way. What he said makes total sense to me. He could certainly spank me on repairing a Ducati. He just may not want to go to battle with me on a rotary engine.
 
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Re: WTB: 916 engine... (jtbshaw)

Your in good hands with Michael, we are parting out a 916 engine so let me know what you need, we are only 10 miles from thier shop.
 
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Re: WTB: 916 engine... (jtbshaw)

I've been scalded by ebay lately (minor stupid stuff) but a good friend has had not so pleasant experiences. And it's getting more and more common. Unless it is a reputable shop, or a very simple item I've decided to forget about ebay. Much less an engine. Not to be anal about it but.... be very cautious.... unless, of course, one of us can go check it out for you before you paying.....

As far as your engine, the potential and likeliness for what your mechanic said is there.

 
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Re: WTB: 916 engine... (jtbshaw)

jtbshawMy dilema now is that I can't find a good setup to buy. I have a '95 916 w/P8 ECU. I understand that to use a '97 or later 916 engine said:
If choose not to rebuild you current engine, I'd buy a 996 engine/harness/ECU rather than the 916 setup if it were me. You'll spend more, but you'll end up with more hp and torque. Just a thought.
 
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I have a 1998 916 that I'm putting a 998 motor in. I might sell the stock motor if you're interested in it.
Email me : [email protected] for info, etc.

Eric
 
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You can use a 96-98 916 1.6 motor if you can find one. The 96-98 motors do use the 1.6 computor but the only difference in the motor is the flywheel pick-ups on your p8 motor. All you have to do if you buy a 98 motor is to exchange your flywheel and and outer primary cover with the newer motor. The cranks are the same as well as the charging systems.
 
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