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ODgreen 03-05-2004 01:10 AM

O/T chevy colorado I5
 
who has heard of the new Chevy I5 thier puting in the new chevy colorados 215hp 225ft pounds of tourqe how sweet would that be in a willys or cj5 lightwieght, unique, good power, check it out. what do you think?
http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/news/I4I5.html

jdoggmoney 03-05-2004 01:22 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
Cool concept, but for Jeepin I think the torque might come in a little late. Seems average until about 2800rpm. MHO [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Olin18 03-05-2004 07:22 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
You really have to give the engineers credit for that motor. It is a great Idea. A mix of all the best things from both a 4 cyl and a 6 cyl. And with an odd # of cyl's getting that motor to run smooth must have been a chalange. Balanceing was probably not easy.

WILL 03-05-2004 08:11 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
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I think the torque might come in a little late. Seems average until about 2800rpm.

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Did you look at the torque curve? It is almost flat from idle. At 1000 rpm it's over 200.

barfnick 03-05-2004 08:23 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
Isn't that the motor with the front diff integrated into the block? I know the 5 Cyl in the trail blazer is built that way. Just another consideration....

WILL 03-05-2004 08:26 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
No, the 6 cylinder has a hole in the oil pan for the half shaft to pass through but the diff is still next to the engine.

barfnick 03-05-2004 08:29 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
I got that info out of 4 Wheel and Off-Road a few years ago. Figures they would be wrong. Thanks for the correction.

WILL 03-05-2004 08:39 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
The middle picture on page 5 here shows the oil pan without the differential.

Here's a shot of the engine with the differential bolted to the side of the pan.

http://www.fourwheeler.com/fourwheel...mage_large.jpg

cj5_pilot 03-05-2004 08:49 PM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
You know that reminds me of the first two or three years of the Olds Tornado. My nephew had one (a 1968) for a while. It had the 455 Big Block V-8 (in the usual way, not mounted sideways!), with the TH350 tranny mounted alongside of it. The front axles passed THROUGH the bloody oilpan! I helped him pull that engine for rebuild once (I can tell a funny story about using a cherry picker on it outside, early in the morning when the ground was frozen....by the time we had the engine unbolted--including figuring out the front axles-- the ground had softened up and the cherry picker sank into mud! Pulled it forward VERY gently with my Ranger and a tow strap...)Anyhow, that's what it reminds me of!

jdoggmoney 03-06-2004 02:52 AM

Re: O/T chevy colorado I5
 
[img]images/graemlins/censor.gif[/img] Oops, your right WILL, I must have been too tired when I first looked at it. Impressive numbers all around, and I agree that it's nice to see them take a diffrent approach. [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]


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