Following this adventure:
I'm getting ready to put a new engine in my 06 G35 coupe, 6-speed manual (also with RAS, etc. but that shouldn't matter.)
I'm seeing different versions of the VQ35 engine available, called a VQ35DE, VQ35 Rev-Up, and a VQ35HR
Every forum I look at has different thoughts about what the differences are, which one I have, and compatibility (really, swapability) between them.
I think I have the "Rev Up" version, but am not entirely sure, and don't really know to tell.
So, the questions:
- Any idea how I can tell which motor I have?
- Assuming it's the "Rev Up," will the HR work in its place? (With existing ECU / Harness, transmission, etc.)?
Trying to do this as inexpensively as possible. Thinking of pulling the heads from the current (really, really blown) motor and seeing if they're salvageable. If so, I can get a short block for a sane amount.
I'm open to suggestions. As always, thanks for the help.
Update, two years later... I wound up replacing the rev-up engine from my car with a non-rev from a JDM 350Z. It took quite a bit of work - these things are not as similar as one would like to think - but it runs just fine.