If you want to get the most out of your Nissan VQ37VHR, you can adapt it for the track with bolt-on packages. These include a new crankshaft, new rod, and racing pistons. You can also go with a custom package, which involves machining the block and installing all new internals. Since 1967, Nissan has been a major player in the racing scene.
3.7L naturally aspirated V6
The 3.7L naturally aspirated V6 engine consumes about one quart of oil every thousand miles. It is important to maintain a healthy oil level because low levels can lead to failure of the timing chain. The timing chain is the first part of the engine to starve of oil, so keep the oil level high.
Nissan’s 3.7L naturally aspirated V6 engine is good for 332 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque. Its fourth-generation design ditches forced induction in favor of classic port fuel delivery and natural aspiration. It also features variable camshaft and valve timing to optimize torque under duress.
Twin anti-lag setup
The twin-anti-lag setup is an engine setup with a twin turbo system. This type of engine can reach six figures in horsepower. The twin turbo setup is very useful for Formula Drift racing, where it allows the driver to control the boost pressure at the same time. Moreover, it also helps to maintain boost pressure while the driver is off throttle.
High fuel consumption
The VQ37VHR is one of the more advanced and efficient engines in Nissan’s VQ line. Its engine features a special variable valve lift system (VVEL) to optimize the valve clearances. This system also helps in lowering the fuel consumption. Its cylinder head is made of aluminum alloy to provide good cooling efficiency.
A common maintenance problem with this engine is the water pump failure. The water pump is a key component of the engine and circulates coolant through the engine and radiator. The internal parts of this pump need to be well-lubricated to avoid failure. If the pump fails, it can result in overheating and a loss of performance.
Fortunately, there are numerous ways to improve the fuel economy and power of your VQ37VHR engine. You can get bolt-on packages that include new pistons, rods, and cranks. Or, you can opt for a custom package that involves machining the block and installing new internals. However, be warned: the power gains from basic bolt-on modifications are modest. Unless you add forced induction, you won’t see much power increase.
While the VQ37VHR has some minor issues, it is reliable and should last you for a very long time. Even though it is notorious for high fuel consumption, it is capable of achieving six-figure mileage. Chris Forsberg, a driver in Formula Drift, recently announced that he would be using a VQ37 engine for the 2017 season. The team calls its setup “twin-anti-lag” and is switching from a V8 to a VQ37 motor.