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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:21 pm 
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Hi guys, so my engine has a cracked head, stuffed bearings on the bottom end and a water pump that's a few hundred k's away from dying.

My cousin said it''s cheaper to throw a second hand motor in the car and seeing as he's the mechanic i trust him.

What i wanted to know is would it be worthwhile throwing a au engine in there more to the point the xr6 engine as i saw it's 172kw according to redbook and it's apparently a smoother engine?

My ef is on gas atm would there need to be any major modifications to get the au engine in the car and running on gas?

Hope that all makes sense, Cheers in advance for your advice.

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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:25 pm 
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pretty straight forward - search the forums for more information.
AU a better engine than an EF donk.
The 172kw motor is i think the VCT version it can be put in an EF as some members have done but needs more work to get working.
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Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:42 pm 
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check the sticky. there's a good doco on it floating around too.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:37 pm 
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Hey guys i found one on ebay

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/AU-FORD-XR6-4-OL ... dZViewItem

Roughly what sort of prices should i be expecting for one of these with reasonable km's and in good nick?

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:46 pm 
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just to let you know that the k frame needs to be cut and welded or the au sump needs to be modified to fit it into the ef...
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 7:58 pm 
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There was a mob on ebay selling modded AU engines with the sump already done.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:28 pm 
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Dam that would be handy if i could find out who they are/were...

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:31 pm 
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just grind the sump and it fits, or bend the k frame

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:48 pm 
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xavier wrote:
just grind the sump and it fits, or bend the k frame


yes in ea to ed!
but unfortunatly ef has a different k frame and there is no way you would be able to bend it that much lol
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Posted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 9:53 pm 
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that company also sells the modified sumps on there own.

I think its about $250 posted or around 800 for the whole motor minus accessory's
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Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:07 pm 
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Does anyone have contact details for this mob?

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:39 pm 
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Guys just wondering i've been looking on ebay and found two au vct engines

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FALCON-AU-XR6-VC ... dZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/FORD-FALCON-AU-T ... dZViewItem

One says no "accesseries" whilst the other lists

COMES COMPLETE WITH WATER PUMP ,INLET AND EXHAUST MANIFOLDS, ECU AND WIRING LOOMS ECT , THERE IS NO ALTERNATOR OR POWER STEERING PUMP WITH THIS ENGINE.

I know i need the water pump seeing as mine is on the way out but how much else of that would i need?

Sorry for the noob question but better to ask than not know i figure

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 2:56 pm 
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Any ideas guys?

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:38 pm 
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I think there are a few threads around detailing the problems associated with fitting the VCT engine and making it work properly.
A bit more research may lead you to go for a non VCT engine.
VCT aside, you will not get the full output of any Tickford engine until you add a Tickford [XR6 or Ghia] ECU and fuel pressure regulator at the minimum.
The E-Bay engine in WA could at least double in price by the time you get it to Sydney.
The other is way overpriced IMO and transport from Melbourne would add to that.
Check the yellow pages, there are a couple of wreckers out Narellan way that deal in Ford engines and give warranty.
Try and get an engine from a Ghia, the XR6 runs a higher risk of having been driven hard by comparison.
Or settle for an EL Ghia engine and make up the power by developing it.
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