I actually think this is a sensible swap if you can make it happen. Better mileage better hp, and torque. If I'm not mistaken they are boasting 31 mpg highway on these. The engine mounts are pretty much the same I think. You would have to swap out the ECM and wiring harness. It would be worth looking intoHas anyone done one, if so what problems would they come across, I know theres just a few things different.
Reason for asking was that I have my engine out because she blew up due to the lack of Freaking BURNT oil.
well here is the thing, if your engine is blown then yes this could be a sensible upgrade/repair, however to buy one and all the other parts to replace your current 3.6 to have a hp gain but not a significant one...well its hard to constitute 3-5 grand (just a guess based) for the engine... i dont know the exact hp numbers, but unless its pushing 350-400hp i wouldnt consider it.Being that you need an engine to get your car running, I would say it would not be that much more of an expense. You would need more then just the engine. You would need the 3.6 llt engine wiring harness, ecm, maybe new motor mounts and other misc. things. It would be cool to see someone give it a go.
With the favorable 5.3l Vortec, I'd certainly like to see this in a '11 Coupe. The block is VERY manipulative and there's plenty of after market out there that would be a happy fit.There is an engine shop near me. If you give them enough money, they will do ANYTHING you want done to your motor. If you want that 3.6 you have to put out 500HP NA they will do it...for enough money. I plan to let them overhaul my engine when it finally gives out, if it does. It is hanging in there pretty strong.
A working 6.2L with trans and average miles will cost you the better part of $25,000 before shipping, accessories and the hours and hours of planning and labor that youll pay someone else to do. A non-working engine may actually cost more in the long run, since Mercedes V8's are so brutally expensive to rebuild and not for the average armchair mechanic.Hey Orgy, if you are planning to go through the trouble of swapping an engine for a better one, why not put one of those V8 AMG motors in your car? They have their new 6.2 putting out 500+ HP, and their older engines are close behind it; you can get their 7 speed auto-transmission and their heavy duty rear-diff to go with it.
I was thinking of a similar swap my self. I want more refined power, but I don't want to lose my CTS looks.
THANK YOU!!Here you go! 3500 miles. Very little damage. No trans. $30,000. That kinda money gets you a brand new LS9 from GM that weighs less and makes alot more power, is allready supercharged, and leaves an extra 5-10grand in your pocket.
Alot of people dont realize how impressive the LSx engines really are.
I was one of the guys looking at this. I had the LLT and the 6L50 in my garage (I still have the 6L50). These are assumptions weve allready arrived at. In fact, Ewill3rd commented that the electronics would be a nightmare. I think you should follow you own suggestion...get to work.OK, now that I said all of this, and gave someone hope to do this, get to work!