I am fairly new to the Altezza but have recently owned an IS200 for a year and loved it! But would rather a car that's got some Japanese history..
Due to recent events my big end bearings went and damaged the crank, causing complete and utter failure long story short..
Now I am confused because some people are telling me one thing, others another. Asking the experts on Tezza world was my best option.
I am looking for a new engine and have the choice of two:
Dismantled from an Auto Altezza, 70,000kms on the clock
Dismantled from a Manual Altezza, 89,000kms on the clock
I have been told the Auto block runs less power due to lower compression, smaller valves and runs an factory output of 200bhp as apposed to the manuals 210bhp.
Can anyone enlighten me on every difference and why it is that the auto runs less power in the head? Is that even true...just need some peeps to set my head straight so I can make decision!
Also which would you choose given my postion?
My car: Converted 6 speed MT RS200 3SGE Beams Altezza