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02-05-2005, 10:52 PM
My dad found a 3SGE from one of his sources at work. It was just pulled from a running car. and low miles I think too. Is that a pretty decent motor or should I really concentrate on the 3SGTE instead?? A little guidance please!! :D

02-05-2005, 11:43 PM
There's nothing all that special about the 3SGE... Higher compression than the 3SGTE makes it more difficult to turbocharge. If you are looking for a substantial power increase, stick to the 3SGTE.

Also you need to know what variant of 3SGE that the engine is. They can range from 130-210hp, depending on the model.

02-05-2005, 11:44 PM
You're not going to be well off with just a motor. Whatever you swap in, especially if this is your first swap, should come in a clip! If you got this motor, you'd still have to source bunches of little parts and probably run an aftermarket EMS if the harness doesn't come with it or is cut.

02-06-2005, 01:00 AM
You shouldn't have to worry about a clip for the 3sge. There are an abundence of them in junkyards and should be no problem to get parts for. As for the 3sgte......um, well good luck....get a clip. What generation of 3sge is it? Hopefully it's out of a lexus, beams baby!!!

02-06-2005, 01:24 AM
Tells us your plans on intentions for your car, that will help us to choose the correct engine for you.

02-08-2005, 05:53 AM
do a 2nd or 3rd gen jdm 3sge with light weight flywheel and a decent clutch :)