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2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Readonee35L(m): 6:58am On Sep 01, 2015
i was scrolling through autos section and i found a 2004 murano for sale
i opened and the car body looks average, interior needs a little touching based on the seats,
I scrolled for more pictures of the hood, then i saw a Toyota 2MZ-FE V6 Motor instead of the 3.5L VQ35DE V6

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The owner must have been frustrated because of the cvt transmission issues ,and thinks the solution is an engine and transmission swap,
Is the engine swap worth it?
The regular engine produces 245hp while the 2mz-fe produces 200hp, 45hp lost

Based on the pictures of the hood, it looks like a neat job , everything in place, if i didn't see the body , i would have argued its a Toyota
because it still uses Electronic Fuel Injection, most local swaps here uses Carburetor .

seller also said it has AC

i think the person that did the conversion tried based on look of things, but a test drive speaks a lot,
if properly done , his car should have a better mpg because the engine is smaller,

Murano is available in AWD and Fwd, i think this one is FWD

You guys should share your thought and what you feel about it


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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by RichDad1(m): 7:08am On Sep 01, 2015
wow!! shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked Very neat I must say.
But a test-drive definitely determine if it worth it.

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by GAZZUZZ(m): 8:25am On Sep 01, 2015
Most times they don't connect the O2 sensors, they weld the Cv rods, engine mounts are fabricated, car vibrates at when driving, all the Christmas lights are on on the dash, they don't connect the ODB2 port.

It might look neat, but it is evil inside grin

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by lonelydora: 8:37am On Sep 01, 2015
GAZZUZZ. You have said it all. A friend was in this mess sometime ago and he angrily sold off the car as scrap. I begin to wonder, how can an Engineer be tricked to swap his murano engine with a camry engine? Is it juju the mechanic used on him?

I pity whoever that will buy that car. Truly, it's evil in inside.

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by nissparts(m): 9:37am On Sep 01, 2015
If it was okay he wouldnt be selling it

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by vani86: 10:14am On Sep 01, 2015
nissparts:
If it was okay he wouldnt be selling it

honest direct statement,

if the car was ok after the engine swap., i doubt the owner will be selling it, it still looks good physically

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Readonee35L(m): 10:17am On Sep 01, 2015
RichDad1:
wow!! shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked Very neat I must say.
But a test-drive definitely determine if it worth it.

yes ooh, a test drive will speak,

GAZZUZZ:
Most times they don't connect the O2 sensors, they weld the Cv rods, engine mounts are fabricated, car vibrates at when driving, all the Christmas lights are on on the dash, they don't connect the ODB2 port.
It might look neat, but it is evil inside grin

hmmm, you are right , but the o2 sensors might be connected, since it is having a toyota ecu do you think the obd port will still function, all the cars safety options are already useless , Error lights like srs,abs, cel, awd ,brake e.t.c
nissparts:
If it was okay he wouldnt be selling it

that might be the main reason for selling self

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by billy187(m): 3:48pm On Sep 01, 2015
Hmmmm...the engine bay actually looks neat ooo-It may just work. But I wont touch that car with a 10 foot pole; heck , not even mtn tower sef.

A relative swapped the engine of his Explorer to that of a Hardbody a while back...(said it drunk fuel pass whale grin).within 2 years he's been through 3 engines and he shares the car with his mechanic-seriouslyoo, the mech keeps his driving license in the car!! grin

So yeah, I'd stay away.

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by kingreign(m): 7:51pm On Sep 01, 2015
billy187:
Hmmmm...the engine bay actually looks neat ooo-It may just work. But I wont touch that car with a 10 foot pole; heck , not even mtn tower sef.

A relative swapped the engine of his Explorer to that of a Hardbody a while back...(said it drunk fuel pass whale grin).within 2 years he's been through 3 engines and he shares the car with his mechanic-seriouslyoo, the mech keeps his driving license in the car!! grin

So yeah, I'd stay away.
Lol @ MTN tower, is it the 25m or 50m tower?

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Denn(m): 7:56pm On Sep 01, 2015
kingreign:

Lol @ MTN tower, is it the 25m or 50m tower?

My own lol is actually at the mechanic keeping his driver's licence in the car...

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by billy187(m): 10:52pm On Sep 01, 2015
kingreign:
Lol @ MTN tower, is it the 25m or 50m tower?
50m oo boss.....cant take risks grin

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by TEMIRE(m): 4:18am On Sep 03, 2015
TOYOTA MURANO

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Readonee35L(m): 8:42am On Sep 03, 2015
TEMIRE:
TOYOTA MURANO
lol grin grin grin
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Nobody: 9:36am On Sep 04, 2015
A murano is a murano and a toyota is a toyota,each has its own way of maintenance. The murano is obviously a bit more expensive and strict,(if u know what I mean) the toyota being simple and regular. To think u can apply the same thing by taking it for surgery is a big no no Haha no way,you are just turning "beauty" into a nasty,thirsty,ugly,blood sucking demon. Although the toyota murano sounds gooooooood I must say.
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by oblo(m): 6:31am On Sep 05, 2015
When dem begin hear 'KPOM' sound now them go say na from village dem follow am.. wink cheesy cheesy cheesy abeg who has test driven this hibreed?
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by JonAutoGuru(m): 6:08am On Sep 07, 2015
;DLol .... Toyota Murano sounds so sweet.... It could hav been a buyhood for nigerians if the murano came with such engines from the factory... Wld still love to see what dis1 drives like..
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Originalsly: 6:30am On Sep 07, 2015
Hmmmm.....no matter how neat it looks.....that's a nightmare for the owner.
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Nobody: 12:36pm On Sep 08, 2015
nissparts:
If it was okay he wouldnt be selling it
dis is false .....assuming u r d owner and u r travelling out and u know u r going to spend like 10 year
where ur going won't u sell d car.....u cnnt jst conclude dat....its because d car is bad

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by billy187(m): 12:53pm On Sep 08, 2015
I'd probably reconsider buying a car with that pendant hanging over the rearview mirror too. undecided
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by nissparts(m): 2:24pm On Sep 08, 2015
SAVEDBABA:
dis is false .....assuming u r d owner and u r travelling out and u know u r going to spend like 10 year in where ur going won't u sell d car.....u cnnt jst conclude dat....its because d car is bad

If I was going to spend 10 years out of the country I would not put a toyota engine/transmission in my murano in the first place. In fact, the odds are that if I can afford to live outside the country for 10 years, then I can afford a murano engine/transmission replacement

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Nobody: 2:33pm On Sep 08, 2015
nissparts:


If I was going to spend 10 years out of the country I would not put a toyota engine/transmission in my murano in the first place. In fact, the odds are that if I can afford to live outside the country for 10 years, then I can afford a murano engine/transmission replacement
lol.................even if u r on scholarship....pls dont let is change d argument.........pls jst google about what pple call engine transplant and see what i am talking about.tankq
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by nissparts(m): 3:19pm On Sep 08, 2015
SAVEDBABA:
lol.................even if u r on scholarship....pls dont let is change d argument.........pls jst google about what pple call engine transplant and see what i am talking about.tankq

You are barking up the wrong tree dude.
Engine transplant is not done haphazardly.

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Nobody: 3:43pm On Sep 08, 2015
nissparts:


You are barking up the wrong tree dude.
Engine transplant is not done haphazardly.
and wot makes u tink dis one was done wrongly......have u tested it?

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by nissparts(m): 3:49pm On Sep 08, 2015
SAVEDBABA:
and wu told u dis one was done wrongly......have u tested it?

I dont need anyone to tell me.
If you've bothered to check, you can easily tell I know more about Muranos than most and I can assuredly tell you the parts and expertise to do this "transplant" correctly here is non-existent. Most people cannot even do the actual murano engine and transmission swap without getting into trouble, hence the reason why mechanics and sellers and ladipo will immediately tell you to fabricate another vehicle's engine or trans into it.

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Nobody: 5:01am On Sep 10, 2015
nissparts:


I dont need anyone to tell me.
If you've bothered to check, you can easily tell I know more about Muranos than most and I can assuredly tell you the parts and expertise to do this "transplant" correctly here is non-existent. Most people cannot even do the actual murano engine and transmission swap without getting into trouble, hence the reason why mechanics and sellers and ladipo will immediately tell you to fabricate another vehicle's engine or trans into it.
bt u havnt tested d car....tho u mayb correct

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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by leuelliot(m): 9:22pm On Mar 21, 2016
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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Nobody: 10:38pm On May 05, 2018
how far with this murano
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by obekediamondfuto(m): 3:33pm On May 06, 2018
SAVEDBABA:
how far with this murano

still kicking! that engine bay is killing mehn, whoever did that conversion and was so thorough with the placements and details of something as physical as the engine bay, how much more would he be, with the wiring?

probably seller decided to sell because of the presumptions here and there. I've read a lot lately about conversions and I can tell u..... people have successfully carried out more successful transformations!!
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by GAZZUZZ(m): 4:36pm On May 06, 2018
obekediamondfuto:


still kicking ! that engine bay is killing mehn, whoever did that conversion and was so thorough with the placements and details of something as physical as the engine bay, how much more would he be, with the wiring?

probably seller decided to sell because of the presumptions here and there. I've read a lot lately about conversions and I can tell u..... people have successfully carried out more successful transformations!!

obeke1 tell the house......

Nah u buy am?





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Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by obekediamondfuto(m): 5:16pm On May 06, 2018
GAZZUZZ:


obeke1 tell the house......

Nah u buy am?








chai, my oga see trick question..... every answer loses

if yes, oya show us dashboard

if no, then y the answer.


chai

baba the answer is maybe
lolz
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by Kashif(m): 7:01pm On May 06, 2018
Please, can someone educate me on why Murano transmissions are such a nightmare for Nigerians? Last week, I heard an owner sold his for 300k after transmission issues.

Cc Gazzuzz, Honmusa, Nissparts, timifakay, Denn et al
Re: 2004 Murano With A Toyota 2MZ-FE Engine And Transmission V.NEAT, Shocker by diportivo: 7:02pm On May 06, 2018
obekediamondfuto:


still kicking! that engine bay is killing mehn, whoever did that conversion and was so thorough with the placements and details of something as physical as the engine bay, how much more would he be, with the wiring?

probably seller decided to sell because of the presumptions here and there. I've read a lot lately about conversions and I can tell u..... people have successfully carried out more successful transformations!!


tongue

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