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#1 Smardo

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 05:14 PM

Does anyone have information about swapping a gm ecotec engine in a 520?



#2 Draker

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:47 PM

All custom. You'll have to pave the way.
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Posted 03 June 2018 - 06:51 PM

No. Because DRIVEN has done this to a 510 wagon.

Been a while since his thread has had posts, but we all know that his runs well.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 07:05 PM

510 Wagon vs 520, j series vs l series.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 08:19 PM

Well, at least he can follow Jess's thread and avoid some of the headaches he had to endure.

Not entirely blind with this venture.

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Posted 03 June 2018 - 09:33 PM

The GM ecotec 3.8L V6? 

 

 

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:15 AM

the v6 is a really cool looking engine.  I had hoped that the 2 L engine would be easier to deal with.

 

I had thought about replacing the j13 with an L16, which would probably take retooling the driveshaft, motor mounts, and trans cross member.  Then, thought if you have to do all of that, why not put in a newer version engine with less weight and more horse power.

 

Would it be reasonable to think if I could get a ecotec engine with gearbox and driveshaft, then have the drive shaft altered to fit it could work?



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:18 AM

I am new to the forum, and would like to study your suggestion as to following Jesses'  thread.  

 

Would you please direct me as to how I might be able to find his notes?



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Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:01 AM

Was considering a swap with Pontiac Solstice RWD engine for a customer 4cyl.185hp I think ?Datsiac ?

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:10 PM

Was considering a swap with Pontiac Solstice RWD engine for a customer 4cyl.185hp I think ?Datsiac ?


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Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:33 PM

2.0 LNF Ecotech

 

2007–2010 Pontiac Solstice GXP   260 hp @ 5300 rpm 260 ft⋅lb @ 2000 rpm
2007–2010 Saturn Sky Red Line    260 hp @ 5300 rpm 260 ft⋅lb @ 2000 rpm
2008–2010 Chevrolet HHR SS       260 hp @ 5300 rpm 260 ft⋅lb @ 2000 rpm
2008–2010 Chevrolet Cobalt SS    260 hp @ 5300 rpm 260 ft⋅lb @ 2000 rpm

 

 

In December 2008, GM released a Turbo Upgrade Kit for the LNF engine which increases horsepower to 290 hp and torque to up to 340 ft⋅lb, 

 

340 What!?! That's V8 shit.

 

depending on the model. The kit retails for $650.

 

Impressive. 


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The blocked list is getting bigger-but you were the first.

 

 

 

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