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Mitsubishi 6G72 SOHC V6 gasoline fueled motor. This motor was used in many different cars in the US. In 1987, Chrysler needed a V6 motor for their minivans. Chrysler had one under developement, but it wasn' t available until 1989. Chrysler owned a substantial amount of Mitsubishi Motors, and Mitsubishi had a good 3.0 liter Single OverHead Cam V6 available. This motor was used in the minivans right up until the 2000 model year. But the motor was a strong selling feature not just in the minivans, but just like the 2.2/2.5 liter turbocharged motors, the 3.0 was available in pretty much everything except the L bodies (Omni, Charger, Horizon...), this included the AA bodies (Spirit, Acclaim, LeBaron Sedan and in Europe, the Chrysler Saratoga), AC bodies (Dynasty, 5th Avenue), AG body (Daytona, Laser), AJ body (LeBaron Coupe and Convertible AND the Chrysler TC by Maserati), AP bodies (Shadow, Sundance, Duster), and of course, the AS bodies (Caravan, Voyager).\par This motor was also used in the Misubishi Montero/Dodge Raider SUV, Hyundai Sonata sedan (1st generation), Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth, Mitsubishi Diamante sedan and some Mitsubishi trucks. Even some Mitsbishi made forklifts have a version of this motor, albeit, with a carburator and no computer controls. Two other important versions of the 6G72 are the DOHC N/A 225 HP motor and the DOHC Twin Turbo (TT) 320+ HP motor. These motors saw duty in the Stealth/3000GT cars. The DOHC N/A motor, as well as a 3.5 liter version survive on in many Mitsubishi cars and the Montero series SUV, as well as a 3.0 liter version for the third generation Eclipse, and the 2001 Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring Coupes (which again are stretched Eclipse chassis). The four door versions of the Sebring/Stratus survive as the cloud cars, including the Sebring convertible which all three cars receive Chrysler motors, not Mitsubishi.\par In the rebodied Eclipses that Chrysler used (Dodge Avenger/Chrysler Sebring Coupes) and the \ldblquote Cloud\rdblquote cars (Stratus, Breeze, Cirrus), the 6G73 was employed. This motor is a 24 valve, DOHC 2.5 liter version sharing the basic block, with a shorter stroke. This motor also uses a distributor, and a MAP sensor. And it generates 50 HP more than the SOHC 6G72. The 6G73 has a short coming though. The intake system is at its basic limits.One of the major changes made during the production run of this motor include: Roller cams, improved valve guides, improved intake plenum, and a change from 2.25 to 2.5 exhaust manifolds. and essentially, a few computer program changes. Other than that, the 6G72 remained pretty much unchanged form 1987 through 2000.