200HP Mazda KLZE V6 into a Baja Transplant Diary
The endless search for HP continues with my latest Baja modification. But this isn't just about HP, it is also about refinement. I may just be getting old, but I decided I want air conditioning and heating in my Baja. So what's the easiest way to get HP, air-con and heating? Jam a Jap motor in the back of course
Engine Options - VW versus KL-ZE (V6) versus EJ20T (WRX)
Background - More about the V6 and why
Fit / Size - How everything will fit in the Baja - Updated 12 August!
The Sound - Download a video of me giving the V6 a good rev so you can hear what it sounds like.
800HP KL V6 - Why are you still here? Click on the link and check it out!!!
July - Finding and buying a KL-ZE half cut.
August - Removing non-essential parts
September - Recovering from VW events, and getting back to removing non-essential parts.
October - Designing the adaptor and trial fitting in the rear cut.
November - Stuck in Townsville, nothing to report...
December - The plan is in place, hoping December will be the mad dash to the finish line...
January - Nearly there...
Feb-April - Stuck in Townsville...
May - Back in Brisbane and stuck into it again!
June - Blue Plated! Let the testing begin!
July - Making it look pretty for a big car show in August!
August - Busy driving and testing
September - Surge tank redesign
January - Updating how's it's been running.
September - Just added a couple of links to pdf stories on the car, and a couple of videos.
March - Installing the Digital Climate Control!!! and general update...
August - more on the Digital Climate Control!!! and Ferrari vs V6 Baja...
Readers V6 Powered VW's
During my V6 transplant, I received a few emails from people who already have, or are currently putting V6's into their VW's. Below is some links to those cars. If you have a V6 powered VW, please send me some info!