You should upgrade or use an alternative browser. Thread starter fuzzylollipop Start date Dec 23, Status Not open for further replies. Joined Jun 21, Something in the valve train has gone bad and the timing chain is shot, short story, engine swap is needed. I am having a really hard time finding a used 3.
I know that the 3. What I am finding is plenty of 4. The block should be the same, so I am thinking it should be a drop in replacement mechanically. I have also read speculation that the electronics from the 3. What I don't know is will the transmission match up and would the 4. Will an LS 3.
The car has been wrecked twice through no fault of my own, hit while sitting still twice now. So it isn't "worth" much on the resale market, so I am not concerned about resale value or hacking it up, this was to be my last car. Unfortunately I need to fix it as inexpensively as possible, I have a good reliable shop to work on it I just need an engine solution now. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Moderator Note: Purchase the 3.
Last edited by a moderator: Jul 14, V8 Cat Member Bronze Member. The base V-8 engine design was developed with Jaguar, with very slightly different specs in the Thunderbird cylinder liners, for one example and Lincoln LS in order to preserve the image of Jaguar exclusivity despite the reality.
It was also shared with Aston Martin topped with a higher flow intake and unique tuning and is in use to this day. Now imagine this engine with EcoBoost trimmings, or even replaced by the EcoBoost twin-turbo 3. An off-the-OEM-shelf Getrag 8-speed automatic transmission would be the perfect pairing and already engineered by Jaguar.
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