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It’s a versa note S 2014. Any help with what needs to be done or how to go about this motor swap would really be helpful I’ve also been doing research about how this would change the transmission I’m just comfortable with an automatic to be honest but this would be really interesting to do my note and I’m not sure where to start
 

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It’s a versa note S 2014. Any help with what needs to be done or how to go about this motor swap would really be helpful I’ve also been doing research about how this would change the transmission I’m just comfortable with an automatic to be honest but this would be really interesting to do my note and I’m not sure where to start
It’s a versa note S 2014. Any help with what needs to be done or how to go about this motor swap would really be helpful I’ve also been doing research about how this would change the transmission I’m just comfortable with an automatic to be honest but this would be really interesting to do my note and I’m not sure where to start
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So your plan is to go from the stock 4cyl to a custom V6 setup in a versa?

I'm not sure a the V6 and it's transmission is going to fit under the hood, let alone be compatible with the front knuckle orientation and steering. On top of all that you'd need the VQ35 wiring harness, computers, etc.

You'd need the entire front drivetrain, suspension, controls and wiring out of a VQ35 equipped donor vehicle, at which point you'd be better off buying the vehicle you want with the VQ35 anyway and keep the versa as is.
 

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Start with a boatload of money to do a custom install of an engine that was never originally intended for the Versa Note. Nah, you say, I can do this myself. OK- get ready to spend years on a frustrating project that may never totally function without CELS and other problems cropping up all the time. Modern cars have complex electronic architectures that make swapping drivetrains a difficult task.
 

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Start with a boatload of money to do a custom install of an engine that was never originally intended for the Versa Note. Nah, you say, I can do this myself. OK- get ready to spend years on a frustrating project that may never totally function without CELS and other problems cropping up all the time. Modern cars have complex electronic architectures that make swapping drivetrains a difficult task.
while you have a point the versa notes aren't a good example of said complex electornic architectures lol
if he has the base package (with manual windows, may i remind you), the electronics are quite literally the basics. the base level notes are probably the most simple cars made in this decade. i mean hell, in my car (with said manual windows, no power locks, etc) the literal only wiring is the two for the speaker.
the base car has no added parking or driving assistance sensors, no back up camera, etc
possibly the most 'complex' tech is that the note has electronic power steering as opposed to traditional power steering

the note is honestly a good shell to work with if you have the money and mind to do it
 

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while you have a point the versa notes aren't a good example of said complex electornic architectures lol
if he has the base package (with manual windows, may i remind you), the electronics are quite literally the basics. the base level notes are probably the most simple cars made in this decade. i mean hell, in my car (with said manual windows, no power locks, etc) the literal only wiring is the two for the speaker.
the base car has no added parking or driving assistance sensors, no back up camera, etc
possibly the most 'complex' tech is that the note has electronic power steering as opposed to traditional power steering

the note is honestly a good shell to work with if you have the money and mind to do it
You're overlooking the other side of the equation- the VQ35DE has a much more complex electronic architecture that may not interface with the Versa. The ECM will be looking for inputs that may not exist. and will activate limp mode if it senses trouble. Plus, money and the experience to use it wisely is not an easy combination to come by.
 
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