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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 01:10 AM
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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?
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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]
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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.
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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.
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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....
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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.
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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.
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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.

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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!
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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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