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    Quote Originally Posted by coolieman1220 View Post
    Nissan only used a 2.8L I6 in the RB engine.
    no they didn't?

    eh 3.5L seems fine to me, if you've tried it in a 335i
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    no they didn't?

    eh 3.5L seems fine to me, if you've tried it in a 335i
    he probably meant non turbocharged.
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    even so it doesn't seem like a bad thing. the old E24 M635csi for example, that was a 3.5L engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    no they didn't?

    eh 3.5L seems fine to me, if you've tried it in a 335i
    BMW x35i are 3.0TTs though..

    But yes, nowt wrong with a big I6.. just ask any 60s Jaaaaag fan. Also, Ford's 4 litre turbo I6 is supposed to be pretty solid, yes? Better than the V8 that's on offer anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimento View Post
    BMW x35i are 3.0TTs though..
    shits you're right
    +1 on the ford 4.0L too.
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    Slightly off topic, but Porsche does use 3.8 flat 6s right?

    So to you guys, that's pretty massive right?

    Although to Porsche's credit, they do use turbos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Let's be brutally honest here. No one buys a 335i in Europe. Even 330is are very rare.

    The turbos, as you repeated to me several times, are there only to produce atractive fuel mileage numbers.
    Europe builds all the nice cars, but you guys drive the bitch versions of them, while we in North America drive the ballin' versions. Off hand, I think I see more 335i coupes than I see 328i coupes.

    Eurofail.

    North America - specifically the States - is the land of cheap cars. And even we in Canada get to buy all the nice German shit you guys do but the cost of buying and running them is cheaper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Slightly off topic, but Porsche does use 3.8 flat 6s right?

    So to you guys, that's pretty massive right?

    Although to Porsche's credit, they do use turbos.
    Carrera S and GT3/GT3RS use a normally aspirated version of the 3.8 litre flat six.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kitdy View Post
    Europe builds all the nice cars, but you guys drive the bitch versions of them, while we in North America drive the ballin' versions. Off hand, I think I see more 335i coupes than I see 328i coupes.

    Eurofail.

    North America - specifically the States - is the land of cheap cars. And even we in Canada get to buy all the nice German shit you guys do but the cost of buying and running them is cheaper.
    And yet you drive them at 65mph in four lane wide straight motorways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    Carrera S and GT3/GT3RS use a normally aspirated version of the 3.8 litre flat six.

    And yet you drive them at 65mph in four lane wide straight motorways.

    Americafail.
    I think 85 would be more accurate most places. And at least we do use all the power accelerating.
    Big cities suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by NSXType-R View Post
    Slightly off topic, but Porsche does use 3.8 flat 6s right?

    So to you guys, that's pretty massive right?

    Although to Porsche's credit, they do use turbos.
    I remember an interview with a Porsche R&D engineer, stating they couldn't go much over the 4 liters mark with a flat 6. Didn't say why.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeonOfTheDead View Post
    I remember an interview with a Porsche R&D engineer, stating they couldn't go much over the 4 liters mark with a flat 6. Didn't say why.
    IIRC some tuning house had gone up to 4,5 litres with Porsche's flat six engine. I don't know if they were very reliable though.
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    was it the carrera engine or the GT1 based engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ferrer View Post
    IIRC some tuning house had gone up to 4,5 litres with Porsche's flat six engine. I don't know if they were very reliable though.
    The tuning world is a different story though. Other than reliability, you have to wonder about the different parameters in a tuned car or a standard Porsche. Reliability, fuel consumption, emissions, noise, vibrations, without even considering facts as the economical sense. A tuner has few options, enlarging the engine or swapping a larger one. perhaps for an automaker it makes more sense to design a different engine, on the long term.

    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    was it the carrera engine or the GT1 based engine?
    the 996 GT3 had the GT1 monoblock, or something.
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    yeah i was wondering which one they enlarged to 4.5L, i am assuming the GT1 derived engine?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clutch-monkey View Post
    was it the carrera engine or the GT1 based engine?
    Can't remember and can't find it...

    The 9ff GT9 has a 4 litre flat six though.
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