Originally Posted by Jp7
because gas is already 3$+ - big displacement = always pulling in alot of fuel. Low displacement with big turbo = low fuel use when in vacuum, and big fuel use when the turbo spools up. Not to mention less moving parts in a smaller motor without pushrods, and less weight.
I called a local yard. That Turbo Subi motor.. they want 7500$ for it.
You now have to fabricate all the same parts for it as you would an American V8 ( motor mounts, radiator/support, exhaust ). You have emissions worries and registration worries per state.
The Engine I have weighs 475lbs as a COMPLETE assembly from flywheel to waterpump, intake to oilpan, hedder to hedder. The transmission is another story
Your boxer engine weighs in at 290lbs.
Doing the math, $ per HP/lbft and finding parts.. even at 5$/gallon, you would have to drive for quite a few years to eat up the difference and such would be offset by maintenance costs there after.