Holden jackaroo 3.2 V6

Submitted: Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 01:40
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Hi All, any body got any ideas or had any experience at replacing a jackaroo motor in 3.2 v6 auto with another make of motor, does any one know if any thing fits with ease ?
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Reply By: Madfisher - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:48

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 13:48
Why would you want to replace one of the most durable petrol motors ever made?. If you want more power the dohc 3.5 has heaps more grunt then the 3.2. Must admit though when I test drove some 3.2s I was dissappionted with the power but put it done to poor maintance.
The other option would be a 3.8 Commodore motor, either way you will not get any change out of $10000 atv a minimum.
Considering you can buy mint 3.5s with 100000ks for about $14000, why would you bother. Do your self a favour and take a couple of 3.5s for a test drive. The power output is 158kw which is the same as a 4.5 dohc cruiser, with 310 nm of torque at 3100rpm which is much more torque at lower revs then the 3.2.
Also the auto is the weak link in autos and was at its limit with the 3.5.
We have an auto and manual Jack, the diff in economy is close to 100ks per tank all things being equal,
Get back to me if you have any other questions.
Cheers Pete
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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:31

Monday, Jul 12, 2010 at 18:31
As a follow up, your best course of action would be to buy a wrecked 3.5 Jack(98 on) and do a transplant, the computer would have to be changed. The days of easy transplants are over with dozens of sensors etc.
Cheers Pete
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Reply By: 2000 Red Rodeo - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:31

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 19:31
Hi Dennislyn

As per my screen name I have a 2000 Holden Rodeo which I believe has the same 3.2 litre motor as the Jackeroo.

I recently was finding that my Rodeo didn't have the power it had before. After doing a compression test a couple of the cylinders had low compression. Got quotes to get the head done - both sides and it was going to cost around $3500-$4000.

So I did some searching on the net and found the following brand new crate motor 3.5 litre RA motor. crate motor

I asked a friend who used to work for Holden in there R&D area and he confirmed that the 3.5 litre is the same size, shape etc as the 3.2. Also they use the same cpu.

So for $4690 I have ordered a brand new motor which I should receive Tomorrow or Thursday.

I noticed on their website they mention it will also suit a 98-03 Jackeroo.

Hope this helps??


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Follow Up By: Madfisher - Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:32

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2010 at 21:32
The 92 to 97 Jacks used a sohc 3.2, which looked a lot diffrent to the dohc motors. Same block though.
Cheers Pete
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