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Old 02-02-2019, 05:13 AM
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I have a 2001 maxima SE (3.0) and I want to know what engines besides the 3.0 will fit.... and any suggestions on where I should look for a reliable replacement

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Originally Posted by tonyp23 View Post
I have a 2001 maxima SE (3.0) and I want to know what engines besides the 3.0 will fit.... and any suggestions on where I should look for a reliable replacement
Nothing unless you convert 3.5 to 3.0 timing or do ECU swap, too.
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What's your level of mechanical knowledgeable?

As he said above, if you want more power, toss in a second gen vq35de from a newer Maxima/Altima and swap the timing cover back to 3.0.

That'll be all kinds o fun
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