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Poll- Your Favorite Engine

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 4x4dreamer, Nov 6, 2002.

  1. 4x4dreamer

    4x4dreamer 1/2 ton status

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    Okay, just curious. What is everybody's favorite engine of all time. Doesn't have to be a GM per se. Any engine will do. For GM I have always liked the 327. Favorite engine all around: Mazda Rotary.
    Love my 6.2 though!!!
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    My favorite would be the 454, it's easy to modify and relatively cheap to build compared to other brand big blocks.

    Realistically, probably the best, trouble free engine that I've personally had experience with would be a Toyota 22RE.
     
  3. kennyw

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    My votes

    Most trouble free engine: GMC 305E V6 /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    Cheapest to rebuild: 350 V8 chevy

    Wildest yet to be put in my pickup: GMC 702 twin six
     
  4. or2play

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    I'd have to say either the 454 or the 350. Both have advanages. 350=cheap, abundant and lots of options (ie 383) But hands down nothing beats the raw power from a 454.
     
  5. CHEVY 4WD

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    CHEVROLET 350
     
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    well ive never drivin a truck with a 454 in it yet so ill have to go 350! makes some nice ass power!!
     
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    Pratt and Whitney make some pretty impressive engines as well /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Always liked 6 cylinders like the 3.8 buick turbo engine.

    but my favorite has to be a <font color="red">Porsche 2.4 litre MFI flat 6 </font color> nothing like hearing it rev up to 8000 rpm on a twisty road.

    neither is big in displacement but sure are big on power.
     
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    Chevrolet 454 for the 4x4 K5, and a Chevrolet 383 stroker for the have fun playing on the streets, car. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif But a Chrysler 426 Hemi would be nice too !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    430/470 HP detroit 60 series. 34 lbs of boost, forged everything, million mile rebuilds, 8 mpg loaded(100,000 gvw) 17mpg bobtail(!) good power and reliability. if its gotta be for a pickup, probably the old standy carb'd454 with aftermarket heads.
     
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    GM 400 small blocks /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    The best lasting engine I've seen was that Dodge slant 6. They just never stop running unless you kill htem on purpose. My favorite engine is the 454 of course with the 400 right behind it.
     
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    Either 5.0 or 5.8 EFI engines have to be my favorites.Ford power=/forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
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    My opinion - Chevy 350 - whatelse?!?!?!

    How about the Toyota 22RE? Never driven one, but I've seen them run after 400,000 miles without a problem. And the driver never had the gas off the floor when accelerating. Possibly one of the best built engines to combat wear.
     
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    The old Jeep Inline 6 4.0 is a monster for durability too. It was an old taxi engine and was made to run for ever.
     
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    Can't wait to get the 383 built. The recipe I am putting together 400hp/460ft I like the 500 stroker too. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    Always liked 6 cylinders like the 3.8 buick turbo engine.

    but my favorite has to be a Porsche 2.4 litre MFI flat 6 nothing like hearing it rev up to 8000 rpm on a twisty road.



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    Yeah there is...hearing the pancake 12cyl they ran in the 917's that took LeMans /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
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    Its true. I've also seen that Nissan 4 cylinder, the one they put in thier '80s trucks, Go over 400,000.
     
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    I had a pathfinder with the 6 cyl. Cast Iron Block, alum heads. Those things would warp like crazy and you'd have to get all sorts of maintenance about every 2 years. I loved/hated that truck.
     

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