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  1. @Zangie just for interest, here is a shot of our second test fit of the VR6 into the Aeon engine bay. The first attempt showed quickly that the aircon and power steering pumps were clashing with the back of the engine bay. Having stripped those off as we won't use them anyway, it goes in much easier. We can now see, as per these shots, what we need to do for engine mounts. They will be custom of course, an inverted "U" shape on the gearbox side, likely the same as other Aeons that have used the 02M gearbox attached to 1.8T 20v units, and then we will ditch the standard aluminium bracket on the
  2. That's really useful info thanks. We'll dig into it.
  3. @Zangie yes, we went for the Galaxy V6 (which is the 2.8 24v VR6) because it is a lot cheaper option as there is no 'cult' around Galaxies and it is 2wd using the same 02M gearbox as golfs etc. so for the Aeon transverse layout it works nicely. We paid £500 on Facebook marketplace for an MOT failure but still a runner. All the 3.2 options are a lot more and all are 4wd. Do-able but complex. The Sharan & Alhambara are the same underneath as the Galaxy. So far, we have removed the engine and nearly removed the wiring loom. We bought our chassis direct from Aeon as they still make them to ord
  4. Hi Zangie, we are in a similar position to you. We bought a Galaxy (£500) with the 2.8 24v VR6 which we have stripped out to use the parts in a kit car and are now looking at performance mods. Not found anyone else who has made this work. What car are you building and did you go for a VR6 variant in the end? We are building an Aeon GT2. Early days, still on chassis work. Would love to hear your plans.
  5. Hi folks, we are rebuilding a 2.8 24v and want to do a cam upgrade to get that lumpy sound. But I have also read that if you go to too long a duration, e.g. 288, the valve timing overlap results in high hydrocarbon emissions so you fail the tests (UK that is). Anyone know what duration you can go to and still pass MOT? What are people running effectively? And if we're doing cams, anything we need uprate to match them? springs, lifters, gasket?
  6. @Joshy_bosh We're looking at the same question for our VR6 24v. I see your original post was 2 years ago, what did you go for in the end?
  7. @megadodo I see your VR6 12v never made it into your kit car, what was the project/what car were you trying to put it into? What stopped you and what did you use instead? Asking because we have just pulled a 24v VR6 out of a Galaxy and will be putting it into an Aeon GT2. I haven't found anyone who has got a VR6 into a kit car yet so would love to hear what happened.

    1. megadodo


      No matter how hard I tried I couldn't source the parts I needed to do the conversion to rear wheel drive for a reasonable sum with any level of confidence it would work, I was looking at well over a thousand quid for it all. I've currently got a V6 Mondeo engine and a Jag 6 speed box that just bolt together and are ready to drop in for under £500 the lot! Just need the time to do it! Being a self employed mechanic means I have no time for my own cars! I do have a Mark 4 VR6 Four motion behind my garage being brought back to life (slowly)so I haven't dumped the VR6 love quite yet! Are you posting the Aeon on any forums, I'd love to see it!

    2. Doublestout42


      Thanks, guessing that's the Duratec V6. They have been used in a number of Aeon's too. Are you building a 7 style car, westfield or similar? We are early stages, chassis painting and suspension work on the actual build and getting the loom out of the galaxy. We are going to start writing for the running reports section of Complete Kit Car. We haven't started posting online about the project yet but likely will do. We are planning to strip the VR6 down, do forged bottom end, cams/valves/springs and stay NA to start with so will no doubt be coming here with loads of dumb questions. We are total amateurs really, lots of ideas and enthusiasm but limited skills. We're learning fast!

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