|Originally posted by wftb:|
my turbo ecotec in my 86 gt .wiseco pistons , eagle rods ARP head studs and rod bolts , LSJ head gasket ,air to water intercooling , water meth injection ,modded 2.4L intake , hahn racecraft turbo manifold and 20G turbo , 34 lb injectors , HP tuners and some other stuff i dont remember .this block and head came out of a 2006 malibu .the wiring and controlsand 5 speed. are from my first motor , 2004 cavalier .i really do not yearn for the LNF motor .the only advantage the LNF has over mine is torque off the line .i have 42 lb injectors to put in and then i can get around 400 HP after changing my tune .i have not bothered yet because i find the car plenty fast enough for me and i get great mileage .but the biggest improvement is the handling .this was originally a 2.8 v6 and taking 150 lbs out of the back made the car nimble is the best way to describe it .
This is the best engine to come along for improving the car in weight, power and handling.
My LNF is near 300 HP with just the change of the Maps and just a flash and with a little more tuning can do up to 400 HP before you need to change the rods and pistons. GM has a sport compact book out that details the Eco line and it is amazing what you can do with the engine.
When John Lingenfelter was alive he was working with the Ecotec and raced one for my work. He was up to 1500 HP with the stock head and block before he was cracking the heads. He was having fun doing the work to this engine.
Millen was running one in a Solstice in the pro drifting series and won it. He had a Eco 500 HP LNF and ran it a whole season with out one break down or repair.