Ok, I presume the oil level is a case of topping it up to the bottom of the filler plug hole yeah?
Anyone replaced their driveshaft seals recently? pain of a job?
Anyone dropped the gearbox off the engine themselves? I presume the subframe has to come off first?
Whats peoples opinions on fitting different boxes to the V6? I may consider swapping it for a F20 or a F28.
The thing is, I like the motorway cruising ability so I would think a F20, although giving better acceleration, will mean higher revving at speed? This makes the F28 more appealing. What is the final drive ratios of the F28 in 5th and 6th compared to the F25 in 5th? Will the F28 give improved acceleration? If I swap it for a F28, will I have to use a turbo flywheel or will a lightened V6 flywheel still fit?
F25 actually covers more ratio than the F28, and with 1 less gear too (obviously)
1st on the F25 is 3.38 (3.57 on F28)
5th on the F25 is 0.77 (0.74 for 6th on F28)
F20 will fit, but it will cause problems with engine mounts, the V6 block is only 3 and a bit cylinders long, as opposed to 4 and a bit cylinders long on the F20's donor. To compensate for this the F25 bell housing is slightly longer.
Cheers for the specs mate.
I realise the length/mounting problem with a F20 and I presume I will face the same problems with a F28, but I will bet there are custom mounts available to do this conversion. If not, I am handy with a welder so that shouldnt be too much of a problem.
I still dont understand why they made the F25 like it is, its way to leggy in most gears. I realise that the V6 will have some serious grunt and quite low in the rev range, but the next gear up dumps you back well off the boil.
Yeah, driving at speed takes a lot of getting used to, to prevent this happening. If you arent carefull you can be accelerating reasonably well, change to 3rd and find yourself at 1800-2000 rpm and have to wait a fair bit till things pick up again.
Away from the lights, the V6 is left for dust by most smaller engined "fast" cars purely because of the long gearing. My best 1/4 mile time is a low 16 second. The car is just getting up to the point where things start happening fast as you run out of strip and have to brake