Fordmods Logo

Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 7 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:05 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 121

Joined: 6th Aug 2014

Ride: ford

Location: yorke peninsula
SA, Australia

Hi

Wondered if you'd had to choose from a decent low km ef/el engine and a au engine for the ef what would you go with. Will be getting seals done on either engine and getting a xr6 au head either way with cam.

How long can a engine sit before going into a car and how do you store one and what would you do to keep the oil going through.

Is it worth getting a decent low km ef/el engine and a xr6 au head for it?

Any help would be great

Thanks
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:49 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 64

Posts: 3443

Joined: 11th Jan 2009

Ride: BA Falcon XT

Location: Smithfield
NSW, Australia

If it were ME, I would go for an AUIII Engine (less klms) and get a head for an XR?
Might even be worth tracking down an AU XR motor?

Which ever way you go, it will be a motor with high klms and so, unless you just want to put and old head on it and a used cam? New stuff would be really pointless, especially if you have a motor that has done +150,000 klms.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:19 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 121

Joined: 6th Aug 2014

Ride: ford

Location: yorke peninsula
SA, Australia

Is there any other suggestions
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 1:51 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 64

Posts: 3443

Joined: 11th Jan 2009

Ride: BA Falcon XT

Location: Smithfield
NSW, Australia

car10001 wrote:
Is there any other suggestions

Make sure you clean the inlet manifold surfaces and the fuel rail. If you can get a nice set of extractors I would look at a set and a nice 2.5" system :)
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:57 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 120

Joined: 19th Jan 2016

Ride: G6e

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

was there much difference between the EF EL to AU heads XR6 wise non vct's?

Apart from the slight port work
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:40 pm 
Fordmods Junkie
Offline
User avatar

Posts: 2739

Joined: 22nd Jan 2009

Ride: '91 EB Wagoon

Location: Geeelong
VIC, Australia

barraea wrote:
was there much difference between the EF EL to AU heads XR6 wise non vct's?

Apart from the slight port work



think it was the AU that had the thinner valve stems? not 100% sure
Top
 Profile  
 
 
 Post subject: Re: Au or decent ef/el engine with au xr6 head
Posted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:26 pm 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 30

Posts: 120

Joined: 19th Jan 2016

Ride: G6e

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Mad2 wrote:
barraea wrote:
was there much difference between the EF EL to AU heads XR6 wise non vct's?

Apart from the slight port work



think it was the AU that had the thinner valve stems? not 100% sure


yes yes you are onto something i have heard the AU XR and plain janes had same valve sizes or something along the lines
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 7 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Nov 23, 2017 4:42 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names