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89 maxima engine into 84 300zx.

Old 04-27-2016, 08:31 AM
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89 maxima engine into 84 300zx.

I have a blown 84 vg30 engine and am looking for an engine to replace it. I was wondering if there are any problems with dropping in an 89 maxima engine.

I'm aware of needing a spacer for the pulleys and the dipstick location but is there anything other then that?
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Old 04-27-2016, 08:35 PM
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:24 PM
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Yes.

"These include the pre-24 Valve Maximas(89?)"

This is my problem. Is there any reason an 89 would not work.
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Old 04-28-2016, 11:21 AM
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Is the 89 Maxima engine a 24 valve dohc? If not, it will work. The point they are making is the Maxima VG30E will work, the redesigned 90+ Maxima VG30DE will not.

EDIT, this should clarify: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nissan...2.80.931994.29

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