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Aus Max j31

235kw Japanese engine in Aus Maxima

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Bought 04 Maxima J31 from elderly couple

Once serviced and roadworthied I discovered Frankenstein engine under the bonnet

it has Infiniti Skyline Gt500 engine

but with a difference it has Aus maxima dual plane inlet manifold

Spoke with Ian Gibson USA Nissan Master tech- He has confirmed as engine number ends in A

No Australian Maxima engines ever did

Ian suggests approx 225 to 235 kw at flywheel

Car is quick as in from 4.9 to 5 .7 0 to 100 kph- best power under10 degrees Celsius 

Has anyone else ever heard of or discovered such a rare thing.

 

 

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seems unlikely, would need bit $$ spent, the higher powered VQ35 fitted to the V36 skyline were dual intake and were externally very different looking to the standard DE engine, it would require a complete ECU and wiring replacement as well as trying to get it talking to the factory auto TCU.

They were also a VQ35HR, not DE.

There also was no 'infiniti Skyline GT500'

There was a Skyline GT-R GT500 race model but it had a RB engine, not a VQ.

Even the V36 skyline with this engine won't do 4.9 sec 0-100 with it's 5sp auto, so I can't see a J31 managing this with it's 4sp slush box.

As above.. pictures please!

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On 9/10/2019 at 8:44 AM, Aus Max j31 said:

Ian Gibson USA Nissan Master tech

Who?

google shows that dude left nissan in 2001.

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I would like to offer you 70k for this rare specimen of Nissan mastery. Please pm me payment details. Best regards, Prakesh

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