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Old 10-09-2006, 01:28 PM   #21
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IIRC the 3.5 is the "budget" engine made in china, what abotu differences in block materials? I've also read that the 3.9 is smoother, etc...
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IIRC the 3.5 is the "budget" engine made in china, what abotu differences in block materials? I've also read that the 3.9 is smoother, etc...
Only the 3.5'* that are slated for SUV duty are Chinese (Saturn VUE, Chevy Equinox, ETC...). All other 3.5'* are home-grown. In the Maxx, I couldn't tell a difference other than power between the 3.5 and the 3.9...both were smooth enough to me. I am, however, looking to to test drive the latest Epsilon body....the Saturn Aura...it has a 3.5 twin-cammer, and makes more hp than the 3.9
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. I am, however, looking to to test drive the latest Epsilon body....the Saturn Aura...it has a 3.5 twin-cammer, and makes more hp than the 3.9
actually it'* a 3.6, not a 3.5
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