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J35A6 swap

So over the weekend I went from 3rd to 2nd at about 6700 rpms, motor now has a loud tick. Top end. Rather than tearing it down I'm thinking about swapping in a j35a6, i just wanted to know if i can straight drop it in or will i need to modify anything?
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What year car do you have?
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Reuse your engine harness & intake manifold. The A6 doesn't have the IMRC control on the manifold like the TL.

Also, make sure it ONLY comes out of an EX or LX. The EX-L/Touring models have a J35A7 with VCM & you don't want that drama.
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What year car do you have?
An 05 base with nav
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Reuse your engine harness & intake manifold. The A6 doesn't have the IMRC control on the manifold like the TL.

Also, make sure it ONLY comes out of an EX or LX. The EX-L/Touring models have a J35A7 with VCM & you don't want that drama.
Right on, so pretty much plug n play. My next question would be since the 3.2 is a high compression engine and the 3.5 isn't that not gonna throw the ecu for a loop will it? I dont really think it'll matter but I just wanna be sure before I do this. I'll drive it till it goes completely just wanna get everything straight before that time comes.
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Originally Posted by teh CL View Post
Reuse your engine harness & intake manifold. The A6 doesn't have the IMRC control on the manifold like the TL.

Also, make sure it ONLY comes out of an EX or LX. The EX-L/Touring models have a J35A7 with VCM & you don't want that drama.
I thought the J35A6 from the 2005 Honda Pilot was also a direct fit. Yes, no?
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Originally Posted by teh CL View Post
Reuse your engine harness & intake manifold. The A6 doesn't have the IMRC control on the manifold like the TL.

Also, make sure it ONLY comes out of an EX or LX. The EX-L/Touring models have a J35A7 with VCM & you don't want that drama.

Nice to see that you still retain the knowledge of J series after having fun with CTS-V tho.
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Never looked into the Pilot motor but it should be an identical swap.

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Right on, so pretty much plug n play. My next question would be since the 3.2 is a high compression engine and the 3.5 isn't that not gonna throw the ecu for a loop will it? I dont really think it'll matter but I just wanna be sure before I do this. I'll drive it till it goes completely just wanna get everything straight before that time comes.
You'll have no issues at all with the stock TL ECU. I've had an A6 in my 05' 6spd TL for almost 2 years issue free.
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