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V6 vs. V8 Engine Mounts

luciv6

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I'm dropping an L76 V8 into a VYII Berlina which came with the standard 3.8L V6.

The V8 is rear-sumped (came from the US) so doesn't fit due to hitting cross-member and steering rack; I have a front-sump on order. It will take 3+ weeks as back-ordered.

The V6 is already out of the car and the V8 hanging in the engine bay. What I want to know is if the engine mount locations on the chassis of the VY are the same for the V6 and V8? If so, I can remove my rear-sump pan and fit the engine while I wait for the new sump. However, if the engine mounts on the chassis are in a different place I'll need to wait for the sump to properly locate the engine. Anyone know?
 

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I dont know the diff of the mounts, though I have to ask are you mock/trial fitting it? because you need the engine out to fit the sump anyhow, so no point putting it in till you get your sump.
 

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i'd hazzard a guess not, i'd also say the k frame is different on the v8 to the v6
 

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yeah you need a different subframe dude. lol
 
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