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 Post subject: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:16 pm 
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AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Has anyone tried this conversion? I have an AU series 3 XR6 VCT that I'm fitting to an EL wagon. The engine is in. I have the engine loom, dash loom, ECU and body control module to work with.
My auto sparky is trying to sort through the Smartshield issues, apparently everything runs through it to the gauge cluster and ECU. Any help would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:46 pm 
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hi bullfrog im no expert but a SEARCH on the forum would be good idea as there are plenty of motor swaps from au's going into e series falcon these days. for the money you spend sorting this out plus all your extra mods and whatnot you could prob get a 2nd hand ba falcon for the same price

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:50 pm 
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i think it was troyman the one with the white ed that did an au xr6 vct conversion so it would be good to ask him

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 8:53 pm 
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i forgot to add you should sell your car and get a de-lorean with the flux capacitator like from back to the future. that way you can go back in time and search the forum before asking about your engine swap

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:02 pm 
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I've already done a search, but most conversions(including Troymans) use the EB/EL ECU. I want to use the AU ECU and associated bits.
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PS: I've PM'd Troy.
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:06 pm 
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you might aswell buy an au then. its a hell of a lot easier using the existing ecu and getting a j3chip and tune to suit

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:07 pm 
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ive done it but i didnt use the au loom, to much mucking around with smartshield and difference in looms ect.. i used el ecu with a el manifold and a modified ed loom.. that way it stayed smartlock and used a jaycar rpm switch to switch the vct at 3000rpm... easy!!
but in the end i got more power by ditching the vct cam and vct cam gear and fitted a non vct wade au1645 cam and vernea gear..
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:21 pm 
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How does the VCT work with the BBM signal? Is it progressive or just on and off?
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2011 9:33 pm 
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its seperate to the bbm signal the bbm switches at 3800rpm..
the vct switches at 3000rpm , and yes its just a basic on and off ..
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:52 pm 
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its not hard to use the AU loom, ECU, BEM and smart shield/lock setup. I swapped all the engine bay harness over (engine bay is more AU than EL thou), dash loom etc, then re joined the rear harness. It all seems to work how it should :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:45 am 
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macxr8 wrote:
its not hard to use the AU loom, ECU, BEM and smart shield/lock setup. I swapped all the engine bay harness over (engine bay is more AU than EL thou), dash loom etc, then re joined the rear harness. It all seems to work how it should :)

I'm doing just that, swapping everything over from an AU, including the rear loom. A bit of time fitting everything neatly.
We had ignition last night. Now just to finish it off.
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 8:58 am 
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I can sell you the entire loom if you want....old car has been written off. it has been modded to accept EL climate control and AU cluster

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 10:56 am 
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macxr8 wrote:
I can sell you the entire loom if you want....old car has been written off. it has been modded to accept EL climate control and AU cluster


I already have it all hooked up, thanks anyway. Drew from this thread (post1224564.html#p1224564) may be interested.
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 Post subject: Re: AU-III XR6 VCT into EL
Posted: Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:30 pm 
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hi,
i might be interested in the ecu actually.. i have an ef though not an el are they compatible.. and do i still need the bcm ect?


thanks for you help bullfrog, was curious if you had a picture of the k-frame mod at all. is it possibly easier to mod the sump to fit?


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