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Euro 3.3 cases are just the same as US 3.3 cases which are just the same as Carrera cases. No difference in strength...

About not selling your 3.3:

Listen, do you want to build a monster engine or just warmed-over 930? If you gunning for hi-power then 3.3 is a bad choice to start with. There are just to many things that need to be rectified on that motor that it's probably not worth it. "Seeing a marked for the engine" is least of your worries...it's just a way of lessening financial impact of building a hot-rod engine.

If you sell your euro 3.3 you might get enough money to buy 3.6 N/A engine and you'll have a nice fundament to begin with. It will already have dual-plug head, bigger displacement, better intake with fuel rails etc etc.

If you start with 930 you will spend more than 3.6 engine is worth just to get somewhere on-par with 3.6...before turbo stuff comes into picture.

3.4L-pistons and cylinders will cost couple of thousands.
Dual-plugging will cost a lot.
New plenum with fuel-rails will cost a lot.

When that's done you'll have engine with 0.2L less volume than 3.6 that still needs all basic work done...header welding, intercooler fabrication, EFI-trigger fabrication, new camshafts, EFI-mapping etc. etc.

It's just a bad start IMHO.

You started this thread sounding like you want a monster engine...If you just want a warmed-over 930 then go and buy 1-bar boost spring and better intercooler and you'll be done.
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