After a couple of years without posting, I'm back!
Quick recap in Fast Forward mode: rising a child, rebuilding an ould house, sold the MX3 V6, bought an RX-8, brought it back from the dead. Living the premix life now but missing a) my Lantis and b) the sweet K-series V6 sound.
So: how about gathering everything I've learned and swap the Lantis again, this time with a KL 2.5 V6? I've had the engine for almost 5 years now and it was destined to replace the K8 in my MX3 but circumstances changed.
Why not KL-ZE you might ask? Well, it's 2023 and there aren't that many good ones left. Plus, the KL in question is off a very low mileage Auto 626 (supposedly <20k kms). As i don't want another rebuild (the NA has that covered) and "just" smoothness, sound and reliable long term motoring, this one should fit the bill perfectly.
So what's next?
- full service on engine
- port matching the heads to Millenia TA curved neck square port intake manifold
- refitting everything with Lantis periphery (fuel system, electrics, etc)
- utilizing K8 flywheel and Lantis V6 gearbox
I'm still looking for a lot of the V6 specific BA parts as I don't have a donor car, so this sould be fun :)