Engine: Swap to 6G74 3.5L
This is a how-to version of my webpage http://www.wrenchmonkey.com/Webpages/6G74swap.html
Step 1: Buy a Engine
The BEST engine is a JSPEC 6G74 engine from a Front wheel drive Mitsubishi Debonaire, Pajaro, or Kia Grandure (mitsubishi made engine). On Ebay they are listed as 6G74 Montero Engines. If you buy a different engine you are wasting your time, don't waste my time asking me how to make a different engine fit.
It is critical that you buy an engine with all of the accessories since the critical parts are not available in America.
Below is a list of Parts only avialable in Japan! so make sure you get these with your JSPEC engine!
|Part Description||6G74TT (Use these Parts)||6G74NA||6G72TT|
|Lower Intake Manifold||MD183653||MD183653||MD152648|
|Oil Pan (Upper)||MD190219||MD190219||MD199562|
|Oil Pan (Lower)||MD192397||MD192397||MD199562|
|Oil Pan Baffle||MD187373||MD187373||(n/a)|
|Bracket: Power Steering Pump||MD178139||MD178139||MB636738|
|Bracket: Alternator (Large)||MD191579||MD191579||MD162824|
|Pulley: Power Steering Belt Adj||MD184357||MD184357||MD172379|
|Cover: Timing Belt (Forward)||MD174264||MD174264||MD192110|
|Cover: Timing Belt (Lower)||MD189482||MD189482||MD192109|
|Cover: Timing Belt (Rear)||MD189484||MD189484||MD188084|
|Pipe: Water Pump (in valley)||MD192394||MD192394||MD146833|