I posted a lengthy enquiry on this same subject 2 days ago, V6 Conversions in Moree is doing Comm conversions but, my questions was I was so surprised that No one seems to have tackled this years ago, in USA they use 3.5L engine what is it? They've only USD700-900 50-80,000 Miles.
2 Korean Wreckers told me they don't import engines and that the 2.5K's were useless unless fixed properly, both also said the same about later 3.5L engines and the same about the 2.7 Hyundai engines. Geez.
My engine has been rebuilt before (7years ago, have receipt), but still broke.
I wonder if K.. manufacture them or simply buy them in to specification.
I am presuming the 3.5 in the USA is similar to the 3.5 as per Pajero (Mits Magna??) but, for all I know the USA Carnival/Sedona (as its known over there) was made in the USA and has a GMH aka Commodore 3.5litre in it.
I'd be passionate with anyone who could tell me what the USA V6 was, whether the USA Sedona had the same Auto/Manual trannie as in Oz and whether the USA (Or Pajero.Magana) might almost bolt into a Carnival (with mods of course). Google Sedona Engine and you'll see pics, eg in eBay, the USA Carnival looks much the same as Aust save for Leather Interior and the Steering wheel is on the wrong (??) side!!
A Mits 3.5 V6 must be a better option than a Commodore V6, unless an Alloytec might fit.
An Aussie Mits V6 3.5 has the gearbox on the correct (passenger) side (Older 3.0 V6 wrong side), so does an earlier Nissan Maxima, of course the Comm donk points the wrong direction (but this would be fixable).
How did you go with your rebuild, I've been quoted FIRM $6000-7500 and I'd like to fix it, but not for 7k..
The pics are USA Sedoona 3.5litre V6 2000ish.