: Any reviews on this new engine?



nerdifiedgeek
11-10-07, 01:45 PM
Has anyone bought one of these engines? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/CADILLAC-CATERA-NEW-ENGINE-1997-2003-V6_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ33615QQihZ014QQitemZ 330186302584QQrdZ1QQsspagenameZWDVW

They only come with a 6 month parts only warranty so I'm uneasy about getting it, but I've heard they are good engines

Warez
11-11-07, 03:25 AM
Besides the bore and stroke, it is identical to the 3.0L in your car right now.

nerdifiedgeek
11-11-07, 05:57 PM
Besides the bore and stroke, it is identical to the 3.0L in your car right now.
so does it have the same problems with it?

nerdifiedgeek
11-27-07, 04:41 PM
so no one has bought this engine?

elvin315
11-28-07, 12:40 AM
I don't have the eBay 3.2 but I found this review on the Yahoo/Catera group.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/CateraOwners/message/25560

He broke it in on a Dyno and registered 182 HP at the rear wheels. Ask him for more details.

Elvin

nerdifiedgeek
11-28-07, 09:45 AM
I don't have the eBay 3.2 but I found this review on the Yahoo/Catera group.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/CateraOwners/message/25560

He broke it in on a Dyno and registered 182 HP at the rear wheels. Ask him for more details.

Elvin
Thanks Elvin, I sent him an e-mail :-)

Warez
11-28-07, 01:53 PM
I don't have the eBay 3.2 but I found this review on the Yahoo/Catera group.

http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/CateraOwners/message/25560

He broke it in on a Dyno and registered 182 HP at the rear wheels. Ask him for more details.

Elvin

That is exactly what my stock 3.0 read on the dyno which translates to 210 hp at the crank, exactly what the 3.0 is rated in Europe.

My guess is that the 220 hp in the CTS comes from a better exhaust system.