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#1 (permalink) Old 05-15-2003, 10:49 AM
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My car is in the mechanic shop waiting for a 3.2L engine. My car is 95 w/ OBDI. How hard is the process? I am going to keep my 3.0L engine's intake manifold for the 3.2L engine, hiop headers, aa track pipe, and remus exhaust. I am planning to get pulleys since the mechanics will be working on the engine for a while. How much hp will I prolly have? I need advice and suggest from you people who have done the same project, please. Thanks~

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I have no knowledge of any modern mechanical motors but why are you doing this.....


I understand the extra torque you will gain but the money you are spending could have been used for Turbo or Supercharger???

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300 + hp after the work done. Plus... i blew my engine :P
time for a whole new project.

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Plus... i blew my engine :P
Ok then if you blew your engine thats a good reason..... How did it blow??? Where you driving down I-5 doing 120mph and you shifted into 2nd gear???

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miss-shift 3rd redline to 2nd instead of 4th.


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drunk driving fucked me up twice.

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the dreaded money shift huh? That sucks, very sorry to hear that. Did you have the UUC tranny enforcers? At least now you will gain torque that the 95 is missing.

Are you still going to get blown??

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the dreaded money shift huh? That sucks, very sorry to hear that. Did you have the UUC tranny enforcers? At least now you will gain torque that the 95 is missing.

Are you still going to get blown??
not just the missing tq that 95 is missing. I will have about 280hp out of the 3.2L in my OBDI w/o my exhaust system. I did not have TME and i am sure i will try them. Jon (98 m3 turbo stage2) told me OBDI 3.2L supercharge will be super crazy. yea, I will sc in the future.
if luckily I found a right engine, fruityone will be playing with my 3.0 engine in his garage everyday lol.

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hmmm... imagine what you could do with a built 3.2L OBD1 engine... since it's out of the car already, there's a ton of work you should do before it goes back into something... buy an engine stand the moment you find out if you're getting the 3.2. You're gonna want to build the bottom end now when it's still convenient. You are also going to want to do clutch upgrades so that your tranny will be able to handle the bigger power of the 3.2 (and of the supercharger you're gonna add later on) It's a pain to remove an engine (especially a big one like that) so get as much done as possible while it's out.


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ur totally correct, jason. smart guy
i am going to get UUC LTW fly ,e34 m5 clutch and uuc pulleys.
Right now I just hope i can find a good engine and my mechanic can handle the job.

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that sucks gary, good luck on the swap....cant wait too see the finished result
 
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thanks.
I need to find a good engine first. AA has two 3.2L engines and I might buy 1 of them. They will be adding intake modification and custom chip for me.

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well if fruity buys your old engine, I want to help him repair and upgrade it.

I see a custom ported and polished head in that motor's future...


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