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Old 06-24-2009, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Hell, a lot of pseudo-car people still are hung up on # of cylinders - the average car buying dweeb thinks gas mileage goes down and power goes up in proportion to the cylinder count.

You don't think BMW went to V-8's because they could not build a powerful I-6, do you?
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Earth
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Hell, a lot of pseudo-car people still are hung up on # of cylinders - the average car buying dweeb thinks gas mileage goes down and power goes up in proportion to the cylinder count.
This is so true. So many people I've heard when they find out the Buick Grand Nationals were single turbo V6's they give you that weird look of "why are you bothering trying to hop up a V6 you should just do a V8 and be done with it."

Even worse is when they chuck the turbo 6 for a V8 thinking "it's gonna go faster".

Then I roll up beside them in my turbo 6 and show 'em how silly they really were.

V8 does not always mean "fast".
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Henry Ford sold them a line of bull back in the early 40's, and the average Joe is still listening to, I guess, the echoes of it.

Then there was the stupid kid I bought my 292 GM inline for my truck from, pulled it from a '67 Chevy or GMC, I forget which, "gonna put a big block and TH 400 innit".

I still have the truck and the 292, I think the kid is still in low earth orbit, launched from the first curve he came to after he got his "beast" running...
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:32 PM
 
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i have ran acrossed a gm 2.8 out of a fiero i have a 1985 chevy blaz with 2.8 i wanna make it a 5 speed i have done that before but now this motor i have some thing seem diff so i wanna know if it will bolt up to my bell housing our if a fiero has a removable bellhouseing i could bolt to my tranny?
i found out it will bolt up but my starter has to be from the feiro and i have to cut the bell housing for the starter cuz its on the wrong side of the block
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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IMHO - GM makes the 350 cid V-8. It is the engine that can do it all. I have had a couple of cars with this engine and the engines ran just fine for a couple of hundred thousand miles.
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Old 09-06-2010, 09:07 PM
 
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Is a 2.5 4 cylinder clutch flywheel and a 2.8 v6 clutch flywheel balanced the same? will 2.5 clutch flywheel work on the 2.8 v6? its for a s10 with a 4 speed 2wd.
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a car with a GM 3.1 or 3.4L V6 from the early 2000's...the intake manifold gasket is bound to fail. This will cost you at least $1000 in repairs (mostly labor) OR if you have the know-how, hours upon hours of work.
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Old 09-08-2010, 05:15 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Whatever you do, DO NOT buy a car with a GM 3.1 or 3.4L V6 from the early 2000's...the intake manifold gasket is bound to fail. This will cost you at least $1000 in repairs (mostly labor) OR if you have the know-how, hours upon hours of work.
1. By now most of those have been fixed.

2. Hours upon hours? 4 to 6 hours, max.
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Old 09-08-2010, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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1. By now most of those have been fixed.

2. Hours upon hours? 4 to 6 hours, max.
Maybe in a garage, but it took my brother about a week to fix mine.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Michigan--good on the rocks
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Maybe in a garage, but it took my brother about a week to fix mine.
My garage. No compressed air, hand tools only. Not including getting the parts.
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