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Old 11-15-2003, 01:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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V6 motor swap into my 4 cylinder

WHERE can i order a v6 engine from, website please, and this is for a 98, and what else would i need to complete this... thanks for the help
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Old 11-15-2003, 01:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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here (ebay motors)

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Your local auto dismantler or wrecking yard.

I believe you'll have to change or modify the ecu, you may have to re-locate a few of your liquid tanks in your hood (not certain about that), change your transmission, new intake, make sure the new engine has the wiring harnesses attached and have a lot of patience because any swap is a difficult task even if you have a shop working on it for you.
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Old 11-15-2003, 03:29 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think one of the best ways to get a used engine is here : http://www.car-part.com/

You will have to change MANY things, tranny, ecu, wiring harness but also (I don't remember the exact word in English) the two bars going from the gearbox to the wheels and I am sure that as you will be placing the engine you'll find more and more things to change. However in a way it is not a bad idea as I think (without being 100% sure) that the 3.0 engine is known to be much more reliable than the 4 cyl engine. On the other hand it might be easier to turbocharge your 4 cylinder engine... but I am sure some other people over here will be able to give you a more professional advice.

Good luck !
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Before I forget ...

Maybe a good way to procede would be to go to a salvage yard and tell them you would need "everything to have a 6 cyl engine" so that if you need more stuff afterwards you could get back to him without having to pay more. I don't know, might be a bit dumb but it can be useful.
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I have done the I4 to V6 swap

The swap is a lot of work, 14 hours of labor with three friends for just swapping the engines, and a week and a half at a custom wire shop to get it running.
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My understanding was that the 4 cyls were MUCH more reliable than their V6 counterparts.

For those that have done this, how much parts/labor costs were incurred?
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I would love to do this but it would be a lot of work.

Don't forget that you can make youself part of the money back by selling your I4 and tranny and other parts

You will still have the crappy I4 breaks.. I hate this just as much as the lack of power
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reliability? who cares! it's a camry haha

besides, it's the fun-to-drive factor that counts
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more into on the swap

Actually, I had a rear end damaged 98 V6 manual (1MV-FE), and i put it into my 92 I4 automatic (5FE-SE). I took the subframes from the fronts of each car and swapped them. They were bolt on. As for the brakes, I also swapped the rear subframes and now have the V6 braking system minus the ABS. These were bolt on as well. Everything fit exactly. In short, I4 auto to V6 manual in a 92 chassis with V6 suspension. I got pix as well, just no website yet.
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why don't you just get this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33742
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why don't you just get this?
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...category=33742
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