I have the 3 litre engine from a Catera (it's known as an X30XE here in the UK) in a FWD configuration, I was looking to find out if the 3.6 would bolt to the Catera gearbox which will have the same bolt pattern as my FWD gearbox, my car is very very compact so I'd need to retain my current gearbox and swap out the motor if possiblewhat year catera? and what year 3.6L motor are you trying to use? better yet, exactly what are you trying to do with your car?
Hi, I did reply but posted a photo so I guess it never came out of the moderation queue, I can't PM you either as I haven't bee registered long enoughwhat year catera? and what year 3.6L motor are you trying to use? better yet, exactly what are you trying to do with your car?
Cheers for the photo Mike, I have that engine already installed, a photo of the CTS engine or gearbox bolt pattern is what I need reallyheres a detailed back of the catera engine... I doubt a catera gearbox will hook up but who knows. Adapters can be made.
I need the lump so the bonnet clears the front plenum, I might swap it out for the Catera 3 litre inlet/plenums in the short term to solve it. I'm doing a remote turbo conversion on the 3 litre at the moment which should give me around 250bhp but I'd rather the 250bhp N/A from the 3.6 as a baseKeep us updated on this! I would be interested to see a 3.6 in there! I bet that thing would scream with a 3.6!
Also, fix your damn hood so your rig doesnt look so riced out! :hide: