View Full Version : Think this is possible?
05-23-2008, 01:51 PM
I drive an intrigue. The motor has been through hell. The year model before my car was an aurora and had the northstar v8 and also FWD. Im wanting to buy a wrecked aurora and pull the motor and drop it in my intrigue. Is it possible? Anybody know of anyone doing this?
05-23-2008, 01:55 PM
Don't do it, your car can run on ground and water.
05-23-2008, 01:56 PM
Id rather have a caddy v8
05-23-2008, 04:29 PM
They are both FWD.
05-23-2008, 04:30 PM
Unless money isn't an option, you'd be better off getting a new 3.5 to fit in there, no mounts to make or custom shafts to machine. Are you just trying to get the Northstar in for a performance factor? You could turbo it, doubt there's any superchargers available since it wasn't a traditional 90* V6 like the 3.8. If you're up for a bit of work you could try the Aurora engine, especially if they share the same transmission. Don't know the trans used, sorry, but most GM V6s share a trans bolt pattern.
05-23-2008, 04:31 PM
I think the aurora used the 4t65 mine used the 4t60e i belive. I just dont like the sound of the v6, Ive got exhuast and cams. id rather hear a v8 and its my project car.
05-23-2008, 04:32 PM
PLan to spend big money on that swap. Two totally different chassis'. Would be cheaper to just buy and Aurora.
05-23-2008, 04:39 PM
The 4t65 should fit then, but I'd recommend using the 4t65-HD used on GTPs and SSEIs. You'll need to get a reflashed computer, but I don't know of W-Body computer systems, sorry.
Checking online, found a GM site that said the L47 (Aurora) used a 4t80.
Try the W-Body forums http://www.w-body.com/forum/index.php
Personally I have seen discussion that the Aurora V8 was not worth it, as there was little to no aftermarket IIRC.
05-25-2008, 02:35 PM
05-27-2008, 09:59 PM
3800 Series II/III is way better.
05-27-2008, 10:32 PM
Ive got exhuast and cams