Ok this is something that I was pondering. Has anyone thought about this... Taking a Gen 3 Se and putting a VQ35DE engine and tranny in it? Is it even possible/feasable?
Not really. I am helping a friend right now swap parts from a JDM VG30DETT onto a US VG30E. The VG30E is the 3rd gen Maxima engine with the lesser of hp, but clearly the strongest engine Nissan has ever made. It has a bulletproof bottom-end, and is Nissan's work-horse. We are swapping parts from the DOHC JDM turbo engine to fit to the SOHC US N/A engine. The final result: safe, reliable, and POWERFUL boost. A turbo-charged 3rd gen Maxima.cneary812 said:this was just a thought, not an actual project. I just wanted to know if it was even possible to do.
If you have that kind of money, what are you waiting for???!!cneary812 said:but once again if I were to do something like this I would have to do a complete engine replacement since I have the VE not the VG engine. And if I were to go through all that trouble I might as well just go and buy a 350Z track or G35 Coupe 6 speed
Yeah: ticking VTCs when it gets warm... comes and goes.cneary812 said:"common" problems with your VE?
hey JC93se, i was wondering which resistor i should use to bypass the knock sensor, and is there a certain wait to put it in.. thanksjc93se said:Yeah: ticking VTCs when it gets warm... comes and goes.
Knock sensor is bad... jumped the connector with a resistor and it feels fine.
That's it so far for 170K. Runs pretty well now, but I plan to thoroughly go over it when the weather permits to find the any little things before they are problems, and I want to do the VTCs too.
Can the Pathfinder engine be swapped into a Maxima easily? I would think it would be the easiest swap of any swap and much easier than a VQ engine conversion. Any ideas?jc93se said:Hmmmm. An interesting idea. After all, everyone has been raving about the VQ since it was introduced. With all the aftermarket parts available, and now the 3.5L VQ parts bin too things could get interesting with a normally (or non-normally)aspirated VQ in a Max.
I'm not sure that a VQ will bolt in to a 3rd gen. If it would, I think it sits lower than a VE... it's a shorter block I think... which is cool.
My dreams for a third gen is taking a VG33 (or its internals) and bolting the VE stuff on to it. Isn't a VE's bottom end the same as a VG's?? Hmmm... a VE33DE or better. Has potential.