6G74 3.5L to 6G72 3.0L comparison Pictures!
Last updated 12/28/05
6g74 DOHC CAM gears timing marks (that line up with the valve covers) are 1/2 a tooth different from 6G72.
6G72 cam gear has a dot in the center of the tooth
You can see the 6G74 Cam gear underneath the 6G72 Gear in this picture
6G74 cam gear has a line between the teeth, this is the one you need.
The DOHC Montero Oil pan is a little large and the dipstick tube is on the wrong side
DOHC Montero engine, Notice the thermostat housing on the wrong side of the engine
Also notice the Timing belt covers are very ugly and I don't know if they are useable
Oleg Reznik from Latavia may be the first person to complete a 6G74 Swap.
He made the Montero thermostat housing work in his 6G74 Swap with a LOT of creative water plumbing!
All of the pictures below were provided by Steve @ speedfreakracing
Steve is using a DOHC Montero engine to do a 6G74 swap into a FWD naturally aspirated 3000GT
DOHC Montero engine, Notice the engine mount and oil filter housing that are not useable
Also notice the oil dipstick tube on back side of engine
Same DOHC Montero engine with 6G72 oil filter bracket and A/C compressor mounting bracket installed
The DOHC Montero harmonic balance will not work in a 3s, next to a Lightweight aluminum 3S crank pulley
The DOHC Montero water crossover tube is just all wrong!
The 6G72 Water crossover tube will not wotk either
The DOHC Montero Lower intake has rounder holes but it will still work
A 6G72 Alternator mounting bracket will not fit w/o modifications
A 6g72 P/S pump bracket and idler pulley is too clost to timing belt idler pulley
A NA Montero or JSPEC 6G74 has a plug were oilsending unit is needed
Once the plug is removed the adpater from a 6G72 engine can be installed
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