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Old 08-30-2005, 01:30 AM   #41
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I have to say this, though. In reality, if the L36 designers threw efficiency to the wind, they could have easily matched the hp/tq output of that mitsu engine with the same gas mileage.

I'm not one-sided, as I'm about the only one here that likes Fords (which uses Mitsubishi engines )
Since when does Ford use Mitsu engines? (sorry if I sound incredulous, just never heard of this.)


what about ford boy? he likes fords too.

and this Mitsubishi comment is interesting, as i thought it was dodge that did that.

but, because i have to,

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but i wouldnjt mind seeing a thread on this.
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Old 08-30-2005, 01:35 AM   #42
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Yeah I am familiar with the Chrysler/Mistu connection (at least that is used to exist) but have never heard anything about Ford...maybe you are thinking Mazda engines?
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the 3800 made the 10 best list......beat that
It didn't make it this year. Didn't make since 1997, actually.
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I know Ford uses Mazda parts several of the transmisions are almost identical between the 2 both made in the Ford plant in KY. Later we will ned to start a topic FORD 3.8 Vs 3800 SII
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that wouldnt be worth the time IMO.

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I have to say this, though. In reality, if the L36 designers threw efficiency to the wind, they could have easily matched the hp/tq output of that mitsu engine with the same gas mileage.

I'm not one-sided, as I'm about the only one here that likes Fords (which uses Mitsubishi engines )
Since when does Ford use Mitsu engines? (sorry if I sound incredulous, just never heard of this.)


what about ford boy? he likes fords too.

and this Mitsubishi comment is interesting, as i thought it was dodge that did that.

but, because i have to,

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but i wouldnjt mind seeing a thread on this.
I was wrong. Was thinking Yamaha. Please continue with your regularly scheduled thread. :P
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Yeah, some of the Taurus SHO models had Yamaha V6 powerplants. Maybe some others did, too.

I wasn't trying to start a war with my comments, but I'm really beginning to realize that modding my L36 can only take me so far. Even if I spend $10,000 on the biggest, baddest N/A motor in the 3800 community, I'll still only be on par with some other V6 technology. It'* a sad fact, but we'll just have to take it in stride.

Also, I know power isn't everything. When you compare the Bonneville experience in general with the Eclipse, you're getting a more luxurious car with the Bonneville. Yes, an Eclipse may be able to beat some of us in a 1/4 mile, but will he be able to haul around a family of five while still being able to smoke the tires? I think not. I still love the Bonnie for what it is as a complete automotive package.
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Well, you could haul *** and smoke tires with two adults complaining and sardine-canned in the back with the Eclipse
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Well, you could haul A$$ and smoke tires with two adults complaining and sardine-canned in the back with the Eclipse
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Sure these cars both have 3.8'* in them... but i really don't think we should be comparing Bonnevilles and Eclipses. ****, Pontiac doesn't even have a car to compare to the eclipse. GO PONTIAC! (way to replace the sunfire, bitches)
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