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how much for a 5l

axemurderer101

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ok so im getting kinda bored with the 6 in my vs, ive done the usual mods like CAI, extractors wit 2.5inch exhaust and yellaterra rockers but after hearing a vt with the 5L that came in to work this week i really want one lol. at the moment im an apprentice so i make bugger all money so it would be a while before the motor will be in my car but that doesnt bother me too much. Just wondering how much i can expect to pay for a 5L and whether i should try to get one from lets say a newer one like from a vs or vt? or older like vn or vp?

once i get the motor i might keep it in the shed for a while and just slowly do it up with all the good bits



so just trying to get some opinions of what some people think
cheers
 

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well for starters, you cant put an older motor into a newer car so there goes the VN/VP option.
should be able to pick up a VT 5L complete ready to go car for not a lot since most want the 5.7L.
easier option.
 

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Psssch, yes you can. I'm pretty sure none of the critical emissions stuff changed on the 304 from '89 to '96.

That said, if you can source a 304 from a VT, it would be good for a few reasons. I'll let someone else fill you in at not 2:45 am :p

bed now.

xoxoxo
 

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well for starters, you cant put an older motor into a newer car so there goes the VN/VP option.
should be able to pick up a VT 5L complete ready to go car for not a lot since most want the 5.7L.
easier option.
That's not true, you have to run a engine that passed the same or a newer ADR. 86-97 are all the same ADR.

So yes you can run a 5litre from the VN-VS no problem just just choose one that has is in the best condition :).

Expect to pay a grand for the motor only, you might be able to get everything inc gearbox/loom/radiator for about 1,500
 

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a few things u need to change to use the vt 5L, but it is slightly higher in compresion
 

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VT has roller cam, avoid the getrag box as it is expensive to rebuild, but once it is rebuilt it is a good box, stronger than the t5. any motor you buy you should flip upside down and do the big ends and main bearings and the rear main seal, about $200 in parts and easy as, also give the oil pick up a thorough clean up.
 
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