I had one over ten years ago. Loved it, had it for 2 years UK manual twin turbo.
Give me no trouble other than the usual bits n bobs. Super LSD in them, never misses, dam i should have put it in storage or something
Here she is.....
I've had 2 now around 10 years ago and sometimes wish I had another instead of my skyline just for comfort reasons. The cockpit is amazing, with the gearstick being in the perfect position and height to barely move your arm. Wrote my first one off and turbo seals went on second after a decat. Still think they have one of the best looking engines ever too.
I live the Z-life! The turbos are probably no less reliable then any other model, but to replace them is an engine out job so the repair costs escalate. For this reason many, have been broken over the years simply pending turbo replacement, which I guess gives them a bad reputation. The early models are up to 25 years old now but a well maintained rust free car is a great car to own and the power potential from the VG30DETT is quite astonishing.
I don't know as yeh that engine is huge! I was looking on google images and I think maybe the skyline engine bay has a little more space maybe?? But I'm sure it wouldn't be an easy task if it could fit lol
I've always fancied one, but have you tried finding a good one nowadays? Gone are the days where you could get a good one for under a grand or two, now you can't seem to find any under 4k that aren't rotten or neglected.