Is there a relocation kit for the oil filters?
Did you or CanyonRider find any of the reasons why the headers rattle? CanyonRider did you get these new and they still have a rattle?I didn't take much photos of my motor swap. I did end up pulling it out of the top, but to do so I had to remove EVERYTHING off of the engine and the car. CanyonRider's way of dropping it out is much easier. I didn't have much choice as I don't have the money nor the room to get a transmission jack.
For re installation I'm going to put the motor on the floor through the engine bay and then raise it up into it's final position.
My engine died from a bad PVC valve so with the new motor going in so will an oil catch can, and a few other goodies. It's been quite the amount of work and any bolts left over I'm going to consider weight reduction. My AC is also coming out as part of this install, and yes the belt routing is fine without it. I'm waiting to get my fluidampr in order to measure for a proper sized belt.
I also think I may have found another potential cause for the header rattle but more will be seem after my install.
Sorry for the thread jack.[/b]
They are from CPE.What kind of headers are those that your putting into your new sexy engine? lol[/b]
Yeah, got'em new. It isn't a rattle as much as it is a raspy resonance right around 3k rpm. The more load you have on the engine at that rpm the more raspy it sounds. I've become used to it and don't might it so much.Did you or CanyonRider find any of the reasons why the headers rattle? CanyonRider did you get these new and they still have a rattle?[/b]
found it:I got mine from Summit Racing. Any universal kit will work as long as it has a 22x1.5 thread adapter. The relocation kit requires a different oil filter though, one that has 3/4-16 threads.[/b]
Don't temp me the engine mounts look the same. I just wish motor died in two years so I could have done that.[/b]
What is a bellhousing? Are you saying here is no way of swapping them out?I have looked into it and it is cost prohibitive on doing the 3.5/3.7 swap.....Bellhousing is different than the MTX for one... :swearin:[/b]
Easiest way of explaining.What is a bellhousing? Are you saying here is no way of swapping them out?[/b]
Ok, so the bellhousing of say a 2003 V6 MTX wouldn't match up (bolt-wise) to the 09 3.7 V6 MTX? So basically, it would mean some crazy engineering would have to go into this before anone can do this swap?Easiest way of explaining.
The bolt pattern from the MTX is different than the new 3.5/3.7L so you would have to make an adaptor plate and start engineering new clearances for one....I have done a few engine swaps in my day and this is where the real fun begins when you have to overcome something like this as there is no MTX option with the 3.5/3.7 engine.[/b]
Ok, so the bellhousing of say a 2003 V6 MTX wouldn't match up (bolt-wise) to the 09 3.7 V6 MTX? So basically, it would mean some crazy engineering would have to go into this before anone can do this swap?
I hope I can gradute out of my current engineering school soon! (I'm a freshman) lol[/b]
It probably came out in piecesOur transmission don't even use a pilot bearing. Mine never had one when I took it apart, the new engine from the wreckers didn't have one.[/b]