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Old 05-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #1
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Arrow is it possible for the 4.0 v8 swap from a 99 aurora?

is it possible for the g-body 4.0 v8 swap in a 99 2 dr pontiac grand am se1
just look at the stats from this motor and its front wheel drive i dont even think a gtp would have a chance with a swap like that. If someone has done this swap please contact me im interested in this !!!





The Aurora also came standard with Oldsmobile's 4 L (244 cu in) L47 V8 engine, a DOHC engine based on Cadillac's 4.6 L Northstar V8. The Northstar engine and 4T80-E had been exclusive to Cadillac prior to the Aurora. The L47 put out 250 hp (186 kW) at 5600 rpm and 260 lbft (353 Nm) torque at 4400 rpm.[5] A highly modified 650 hp (485 kW) version of this engine was used by General Motors racing division initially for Indy Racing League competition starting in 1995, then was later used in the Cadillac Northstar LMP program in 2000. Both engines retained the 4.0 L capacity, but the Northstar LMP version was twin-turbocharged
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No.

And a more detailed answer:

No.

FWD V8's are full of fail anyway.

Want a V8? Buy something with a V8 already.
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I've seen a 95 GP swap in the northstar. But I'd say don't waste your money on the swap. Just build up the motor you've got...
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I've seen a 95 GP swap in the northstar. But I'd say don't waste your money on the swap. Just build up the motor you've got...
well i got that 2.4 twin cam, if i did do a swap it would be a 3.8 supercharged grand prix or bonniville swap
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well i got that 2.4 twin cam, if i did do a swap it would be a 3.8 supercharged grand prix or bonniville swap
*facepalm*

You're just full of pipe dreams...

L36/L67 swaps are just as much as a waste of time as the L47 is.

Build up the LD9 motor already in there, the quickest GA on here was a turbo LD9 coupe.
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Old 05-02-2010, 11:43 AM   #7
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If you insist on swapping a motor into a GA, your best bet would be to swap in something that was already in a GA at some point (or the next generation of it, like the 3500). Anything else is a MAJOR headache, and not worth the money compared to just building the 2.4/2.3/ecotec/3400/3500.



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^^^ Yup.

If you do either the LA1 or L61 swap, I would find a junked GA, and swap the subframe, where the engine sits, so you'll have the mounts for the new motor already in place. Make it a bit easier.

If you go L61, the LSJ's M62 blower works well, Cobalt guys have done this swap before, and the L61 Ecotec has a very healthy aftermarket to play with.

If you go LA1, I highly recommend a hybrid LX9 build, IE the LX9's heads and LIM bolt up to the LA1 block. Add that with a bigger throttle body, the 28lb Trailblazer injector swap, CAI, headers with exhaust and a nice tune, you'll have a peppy V6 GA.

WOT-Tech.com is the best source for the LX9 top swap and info.
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I don't think a Northstar/4T80 combo would even FIT in a GA.... That engine is a tight fit in any car that's actually designed around it. Not to mentione the suspension mods required to keep the back wheels on the ground.

Just build the LD9 or an Ecotec.
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is it possible for the g-body 4.0 v8 swap in a 99 2 dr pontiac grand am se1
just look at the stats from this motor and its front wheel drive i dont even think a gtp would have a chance with a swap like that. If someone has done this swap please contact me im interested in this !!!





The Aurora also came standard with Oldsmobile's 4 L (244 cu in) L47 V8 engine, a DOHC engine based on Cadillac's 4.6 L Northstar V8. The Northstar engine and 4T80-E had been exclusive to Cadillac prior to the Aurora. The L47 put out 250 hp (186 kW) at 5600 rpm and 260 lbft (353 Nm) torque at 4400 rpm.[5] A highly modified 650 hp (485 kW) version of this engine was used by General Motors racing division initially for Indy Racing League competition starting in 1995, then was later used in the Cadillac Northstar LMP program in 2000. Both engines retained the 4.0 L capacity, but the Northstar LMP version was twin-turbocharged
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Yea, if you want a Grand Am looking car with a V8 it would probally be worth all the time and money to just get a GTO.
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I don't think a Northstar/4T80 combo would even FIT in a GA.... That engine is a tight fit in any car that's actually designed around it. Not to mentione the suspension mods required to keep the back wheels on the ground.
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That Alero is hideous.

Any sort of info on the performance of it? I'd imagine it was really nose heavy.
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I get such a kick out of it that you guys actually go ahead and discuss what motor should/would work every time one of these v8 swap threads comes around
Why is that?

These kids always pop up with pipe dreams of motor swaps that would never happen. Might as well steer them with a project idea that, you know, would actually work?
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