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Old 07-21-2005, 03:55 PM   #11
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GM Vortec 4300 V6 (what a motor)
my dad'* '01 s10 has that. i drove it today, puts out some nice power....but my ssei is capable of putting out just as much, if not more...odd eh?
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Toyota 4.7,
And 4.0 (older) and 4.3L all-aluminum versions in Lexus as well.



Toyota also had a 4.5L inline-six in the Land Cruiser and Lexus LX450 in the 90'*.
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Ferrari F-40 has a 2.9 V8
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No actually its not the 4.3L with 80'* brain child of technology... Actually the highest 4.3L hp rating was 190 but the torque band is so wide it feels like tons more tq. is 260! For an N/A OHV V6 that is serious! The 3800 was late 70'* brain child but much easier to upgrade since the orginal motor could have had a 2bbl. carb and then turbo'* came GN'* Regals and T/A'*! And then FI and the 3800'* just kept getting more powerful! Lowest rated 3800 was with a 2bbl. Rochester Carb and was rated a just 105hp! Thats right 100 less than the current highest rating in the Bonneville LeSarbe and Park Ave! Just some fun facts for you guys!
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No actually its not the 4.3L with 80'* brain child of technology... Actually the highest 4.3L hp rating was 190 but the torque band is so wide it feels like tons more tq. is 260! For an N/A OHV V6 that is serious! The 3800 was late 70'* brain child but much easier to upgrade since the orginal motor could have had a 2bbl. carb and then turbo'* came GN'* Regals and T/A'*! And then FI and the 3800'* just kept getting more powerful! Lowest rated 3800 was with a 2bbl. Rochester Carb and was rated a just 105hp! Thats right 100 less than the current highest rating in the Bonneville LeSarbe and Park Ave! Just some fun facts for you guys!
Gotta throw a wee little more in here...

The 4.3 NA topped out at 200HP... For a couple of years there was a Vortec CPI 4.3 HO... They only made it a couple of years and then went to the 190 Hp CPI 4300, really the same engine...

How many of us remember the Cyclone and the Typhoon with the 4.3 turbo

And our beloved 3.8 sure does have a great history

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3.4 was a yamaha engine??????? i could of swore it was a 3.0 that was a yamaha
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Yeah it does the great 3800 had humble origins... 2bbl carb days anyone? Yeah I forgot about the 4.3L H.O. at 200hp sorry! And yea the Typhoons and Syclones were sweet! And really fast!
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I had a 4.3 in my s10 Blazer.

That thing felt a lot faster then it really was. Im sure my Bonneville is faster but it doesnt feel it.
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I understand drove a buddies 98 Blazer once felt fast but knew it wasn't made my SLE feel slower which it isn't! Its even more of a wider tq. band!
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Chiming in with a tidbit I just remembered:


Mazda had the world'* smallest V6 in the MX3 Precidia, at 1.8L.
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