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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:54 pm 
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hey guys,

As the title says im about to purchase an EA Falcon CFI. Body wise it is almost Mint, one Tiny spot of Rust,(bout the size of a 10c peice), Has 4 new tyres, New Alternator, Head Gasket, and The 4speed auto. The Exhaust is rooted, but im having a 2.5" Lukey system put on right after i buy it.

Is their anything in particular to look for when i go see it again tomorrow??
I know they are down on power compared to the MPI version, but is the fuel economy affected much?

Lynx

PS its costing me $700

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 12:57 pm 
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fuel econemy is roughfly the same. you wouldnt notice it against a MPFI.

power wise yes your right they do lag a fair bit compared to the MPFI.

Have you got plans of doing this up or is it just a run about car?

If your going to be doing it up id wait around a bit longer and see if you can fine a 5 speed. then convert it to MPFI or something.

just out of curiosity, how much are you buying it for?

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:01 pm 
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$700, which is including new rego as well. im going to keep the auto as i drive a fair bit to work. i might just get a shift kit put in, hell what am i saying, YES IT WILL BE WORKED.

by the way its the 30th Anniversary Model

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:07 pm 
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yeah, depends how worked your talking about. If its your planning on doing things like cam, exhaust ect ect id really consider the 5 speed.

Just about every NA EA you see going fast is a 5 speed. no-one really bothers with the stubbern Autos
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:08 pm 
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suppose you know about the curses that are placed apon the 1st model of a new body shape of car.. eg ea falcon vn commodore.. if u hadnt allready sellected this particular car eb series 2 are usualy good thing..ed's even more so... but whatever you finnish with goodluck and happy modding.. :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:09 pm 
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:12 pm 
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DO NOT!!!!!!!!! Fit an electronic shift kit on it UNLESS it comes with a warranty or sum sort of guarantee. I had the same model falcon put a DIY elec shifty on it loved it for a month (spinning in2 3rd) but then was stuck in limp mode! not much fun had to buy a new trans.

Other mates 1 with a EA fairy and 1 with a EF fitted it, the fairy had same prob as me only lasted longer and the EF is still chirpin through gears 3years later!!!

Mind you the kit cost $30 and about an hour to install.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:14 pm 
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i know autos can be stubborn, but my current 4wd with a 4 speed manual is more stubborn. at 430 in the morning i cant be bothered changing gears, maybe at a later stage when everything else is done ill go to a manual but for now ill keep the auto, besides for the condition its in 700 is pretty damn good.

ill post pics soon.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:47 pm 
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im looking at a www.shiftkits.com.au, thinking maybe the 2 stage.

another question, did the 4 speed only come out on the 3.9 and 4.0 litre engines?

dont want to end up with a 3.3L is all

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:52 pm 
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fordfreak ef wrote:
suppose you know about the curses that are placed apon the 1st model of a new body shape of car.. eg ea falcon vn commodore.. if u hadnt allready sellected this particular car eb series 2 are usualy good thing..ed's even more so... but whatever you finnish with goodluck and happy modding.. :wink:


by now, id say most of the dungers are off the road. anything plagued with the first run probs would be fixed or disposed of by now..
i think the problem is the early e series cars are getting pretty old now, but for 700 bucks with rego, you cant really go wrong.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:04 pm 
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is it possible to modd the home made shift kit on the site here to fit an EA? I know they gave pin config for the EF/EL.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:20 pm 
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go the ea other then being a cfi(being a little down on power) there are generally a good car..
look in my gallery and you will see. you can put all parts from eb to ed.
my ea looks like a eb or ed..
and its reliable fairly cheap to run...
i bought my ea s pac in stock form for $1200 with only 169000kms

so if the ea has a good body no rust ect...
go for it ... as far as im conserned its pretty much the same car as eb or ed just cheaper!!!
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Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 5:07 pm 
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Why would you buy a CFi EA if your going to work it.

Buy a MPFI 5-speed dude...

 

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Mash85 wrote:
fordfreak ef wrote:
suppose you know about the curses that are placed apon the 1st model of a new body shape of car.. eg ea falcon vn commodore.. if u hadnt allready sellected this particular car eb series 2 are usualy good thing..ed's even more so... but whatever you finnish with goodluck and happy modding.. :wink:


by now, id say most of the dungers are off the road. anything plagued with the first run probs would be fixed or disposed of by now..
i think the problem is the early e series cars are getting pretty old now, but for 700 bucks with rego, you cant really go wrong.
not in my case with my es spac.. nothing bu constantly replacing parts... and that was after a new reco motor was installed... as for commies my dad has a vn.. hhhhmmm enough said... and btw.. those 2 cars are still on the rd,,, not to mention the driver broken down on the other side of the rd with a ea white sedan falcon,, sticky throttle and 3 bent rims... and a very shaken driver... that was lastnight across the rd from my place... but i acknoledge that not all are that bad and quite a few of them have found the wreckers..

 

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Posted: Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:40 am 
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the main reason why i have gotten it is because i needed a car for work purposes as my 4wd is not reliable enough. besides its not like im going to do it up all at once. everything takes time.

any idea on how much it would cost to convert to MPI?

 

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