1 (edited by Guildenstern 2020-12-20 05:44 PM)

Topic: The Terrible PRV V6

I know the DeLorean is not allowed due to the Doors. But has anyone run the terrible PRV V6 it uses in any other car? And if not, what's the stupid/awesomist thing to put a PRV V6 in?

My vote would be Viper Chassis.

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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

The import shop I worked at in the late 90s charged an extra $10 per hour to work on Volvo’s with that engine, that says something,

What aside from Volvo 260/760 and Peugeot 604 had that engine here, anyway?

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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

Type44 wrote:

What aside from Volvo 260/760 and Peugeot 604 had that engine here, anyway?



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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

Other than the cams going flat, its only a mildly bad engine.  I think they came in the 505 too.  Seems like it also came in badge engineering Chrysler product.  A 604 turbodiesel 5 speed just might break my self imposed embargo on building any new Lemons cars.

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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

No it's really bad, the Cylinders screwed in to the block so they were just free floating in the water jacket. Head gasket go Pffffffffft!

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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

cheseroo wrote:

Other than the cams going flat, its only a mildly bad engine.  I think they came in the 505 too.  Seems like it also came in badge engineering Chrysler product.  A 604 turbodiesel 5 speed just might break my self imposed embargo on building any new Lemons cars.

But a 604TD ain’t a PRV, innit?

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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

Type44 wrote:
cheseroo wrote:

Other than the cams going flat, its only a mildly bad engine.  I think they came in the 505 too.  Seems like it also came in badge engineering Chrysler product.  A 604 turbodiesel 5 speed just might break my self imposed embargo on building any new Lemons cars.

But a 604TD ain’t a PRV, innit?

Nope, it's not but it reminded me to take a look around to see if any are floating about.  Of all the shitty cars I've owned, that was the one I liked the most.  I've passed on a few PRV 604's because, PRV.

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Re: The Terrible PRV V6

There's a Volvo 760 that runs a PRV on the East Coast. I put it in Class C because it had calcified remnants EVERYWHERE in the engine bay. I told them it'd last about an hour, but the MF ran at least two races and absolutely crushed Class C before it went kaput. When it blew up, they they got another one from a junkyard and have done at least two more races with it. Why they didn't swap in a Redblock or a 302, I don't have any idea, but it just chugs along.

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