This guy does a ton of 1rst gen stuff, used to be steveNY something. This is a swap I have always thought about. I would love 2nd gen power, with my 1rst gen! I will be following, for sure.
And he has done more, with 1rst Gens, than anyone, I know. I'm not concerned, about his speech, as a gear head I know what he is saying, while he's doing it. I still like, a 2nd gen engine possibility in my truck.Yeah I’ve watched a bunch of his videos and he certainly isn’t great at producing them. He also has his own, sometimes goofy, way of doing things. From what I remember he’s in some country or on some Island somewhere he doesn’t have great access to tools or parts and always “working with what he has”
I wasn’t trying to say he is bad, hopefully it didn’t come off that way. He has put a ton of valuable information on YouTube for the 1st gen frontier. I greatly appreciate his videos.And he has done more, with 1rst Gens, than anyone, I know. I'm not concerned, about his speech, as a gear head I know what he is saying, while he's doing it. I still like, a 2nd gen engine possibility in my truck.
Lots of good videos and laughs. I can't help but to smile when he's explaining extremely in depth about things. And then how he pronounces radiator and repeats it several times. And the discussions about safetyI wasn’t trying to say he is bad, hopefully it didn’t come off that way. He has put a ton of valuable information on YouTube for the 1st gen frontier. I greatly appreciate his videos.
Anything can be a swap, just a matter of how much cutting and fabricating needs to be done to fit the drivetrain and wiring to make the ecu happy. It's not like they're going to make a swap kitBut, dont't you want 2gen, hp! If it's a swap!
Define easy.Please stahhhhhhp. It's a vq35de from an r50 pathfinder. Not a "2nd" gen motor. And there is no way it will swap in a 1st gen easily
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Pathfinder is a unibody and a completely different vehicle. Nissan said they never put the vq in a d22 because it would be too difficult to fit between the frame rails.Define easy.
I'm acquainted with a swap someone did many years ago to their 2nd generation Chrysler Sebring, replacing the 2.7L motor with a 3.5L motor using just about all stock parts short of the wiring changes. The wiring was the hard part but could have been easier if the person had used an earlier-model-year 3.5 because the engine controls would have been the same as that 2.7. Such a swap could even have gone as far as the 4.0, as the 2.7, 3.5, and 4.0 shared common lineage.
If the VQ engines are evolved from the VG engines and share the designs for things like the motor mounts, bellhousing, oil pan, and rough exterior dimensions then that solves a lot of the initial headaches. Sure the engine controls are their own beast to tackle, but sometimes it can be as easy as retrofitting the entire ECM and wiring harness under the hood from one vehicle to another. When I look at what my old Hardbody's wiring was line and when I compare to the options on my new '15 Frontier, the Frontier is a lot simpler than other vehicles I've owned. It looks like the body wiring is a lot less complex than other vehicles, and I can only guess that the Pathfinder he's sourced the engine from may also be that simple. It may not be a terrible burden to make use of the Pathfinder's entire wiring harness or a large portion of it.
I am aware of the chassis differences.Pathfinder is a unibody and a completely different vehicle. Nissan said they never put the vq in a d22 because it would be too difficult to fit between the frame rails.
Nothing is impossible, just not easy!
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They didn't put the 5.6L into the R51 Pathfinder until 2008, after they extended the nose 3" to fit it. So, it's not exactly the same as the same year Frontiers nor Xterras.I am aware of the chassis differences.
I take what automakers say and do with a grain of salt. Nissan never put the VK56DE into the Frontier or the Xterra even though they put it into the same-generation Pathfinder, which for all intents and purposes is the same truck from the B-pillar forward. In this particular case they probably didn't do it so to avoid cannibalizing sales from Titans.
Chrysler (of which I have the most experience) didn't put the TBI fuel injection on the M-bodies (Diplomat, Fury, 5th Avenue) in the latter years in the late eighties even though they put it into the trucks and vans. They also didn't put anything bigger than a 318 in even though a 360 would have bolted-in. This happened because Lee Iaccoca wanted cars to all be front wheel drive, so he basically stifled development on the rear wheel drives when he took over the company. It was a management decision rather than a technical one.
Besides, down between the frame rails is where the crankcase lives, at its narrowest point. In many vehicles could see it not fitting as well up high where the dual overhead cam heads might take up a lot more room, but the D22 trucks use torsion bars, no strut towers to get in the way. We'll just have to see what this person's next video shows.
You're correct; two entirely different engine families.I'd like to see it for sure.
I could be wrong, but I do not think the VQ is a descendant of the VG; I believe they are totally different designs.
Nonetheless it would he interesting to see it if this project proceeds.
Weren't those changes purely cosmetic though? I parked my '15 next to a coworker's '07 and everything up to and including the fenders and hood is identical. They changed the swoop on the bumper cover and made the grille swoop further forward, but all of the sheet metal appears the same. Obviously we didn't pull bumper covers to see what the reinforcing structures looked like but I would be surprised if the changes were more than a skin-deep attempt to improve fuel economy.They didn't put the 5.6L into the R51 Pathfinder until 2008, after they extended the nose 3" to fit it. So, it's not exactly the same as the same year Frontiers nor Xterras.