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Old 10-30-2019, 08:49 PM   #7
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2003 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
2002 L-Series 3.0L Sedan
Default Re: comparing the Lseries V6 to the 4 cyl

The bigger and more cylinders the more it is complicated to fix and repair that the nature of motors. There are trade off from 4 to 6 and from 6 to 4

1. mpg- I4 but my V6 gets 25-27 mpg overall
2. power when needed - v6
3. A/C - v6 has more power reserve when needed
4. more moving parts to fix v6
5. both valves strike will require head work
6. I4 before chain fix had issues
7. V6 change timing on regular basis to prevent major problems
8. money wise v6 cost more to get on used Saturn V6 over I4.
9. last but not least if you don't maintain either engine it won't last!
10. The smaller the displacement engine the harder it works to move more larger Sedan. v6 wins here hands down.

For me I owned two v6 Saturn a LS2 then L300 and my folks have a V6 as well and for power and ooph we like the v6. And when using A/C having a v6 with the extra power is a needed plus.


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