TPRadiographer wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:30 am
Thank you both for the info.
I'm seriously thinking of doing the work myself on a spare motor but not sure how much needs to be changed for the AWD on the 2WD engine. I'm seriously trying to find out about what it takes to do the oil pump upgrade and the info on specs to grind out the block for the HR style coolant setup that is mentioned on the importpartspro website so that I can have a local shop do that part as well as the 0.020" overbore, milling the block and shaving the heads. So far I have found little.
I have a friend that may port and polish the heads while I plan to do the same to the intake manifold/plenum. I've got the 70mm TB on order and will be doing the fan pulley delete maybe this weekend.
The reason I specified RWD engine is because there are two versions, the FWD and RWD. They are incompatible with the different platforms. SO you cant stick out RWD engine in an Altima or Maxima. They use the 90 degree rotated FWD engine version. The AWD platform we have will use the same engine as we have in the RWD, but I am not completely sure there is no difference whatsoever. They may have additional small tweaks that need to be done for mounting.
With the overbore, that would bring you to the same 96mm piston size that I have. You will need new pistons when you do that. I have heard good things about the Weisco pistons with the ceramic coating.
The stock throttle body is 70mm made by Hitachi. Hopefully you did not buy another 70mm? Otherwise there wont be much difference. My current engine is using a 70mm Mustang TB, but there is no real reason to do so. I actually just bought a new GM 90mm throttle body that I plan on putting on the car *soon*. But first I have to get quotes from shops on doing custom fabrication work to replace my current intake tube between the TB and the manifold, and then make me a new intake pipe from outside air to the TB. Ill probably do that with tax return money. Most people who have tried this end up going with a GM LS2 throttle body, and you can either do the custom pinout yourself or there is a company that sells that custom adapter for doing this. You do need to do some significant tuning work to make this work though. I dont think you can use the stock ECU with UpRev, not enough control. My GM throttle body is being phased out so its a bit hard to find, but it is made by Hitqachi and uses the same sensors and actuator as our stock TB does, so it doesnt require nearly as much tuning as an LS2 throttle body.
TPRadiographer wrote: ↑
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:31 am
How much are you asking for the block and where abouts do you live? I'm near Portland, OR.
I am in So Cal. So not too far. I sent you a PM with some more details.