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 Post subject: AU XR6 OR EL XR6 into Ford Ea fairmont 1990
Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:15 pm 
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Hey guys ive being looking through the forums and since im planning on doing a engine conversion on my car i thought id ask a question. firstly i need the car changed to my name so if i get the au xr6 engine into my car would my car pass a roadworthy same goes with the el... also how much would it cost to actualy get one of these engines fitted ? i dont have much time to spend doing it myself since i work 6 days a week.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:39 pm 
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Doesnt really matter what one you go for. Should pass RWC.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:41 pm 
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ok what about cost wise do you know how much itll cost to get one installed... just a estimate

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:45 pm 
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ok what about cost wise do you know how much itll cost to get one installed... just a estimate

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 9:49 pm 
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Well i have heard that the AU engine is the best ever made by ford so if that is true well then gor for the AU
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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:06 pm 
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I've heard that the best 4ltr is a AU bottom end with a EL XR6 head

dont forget that au's and el's are set up for sepentine belt systems
where are ea's arent

and u have to shave the heat sinks of the au sump to fit in to a ea

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2007 10:08 pm 
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ok looked around abit the au xr6 engines go for around 700 - 1000 road tested with 6 months warrenty now the el engines go from 400 - 600 now its all down to the installing as i have seing a guide to putting a au engine into a ea on the forums before im just wondering how much a machanic would roughly charge for the job... i got abit of cash to spend i got the ea for free after i put my supercharged vs through a wall :( anyway yeh the engine blew and i need to replace it soon and spending a couple of g's to get it running at this point wont worry me

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 8:45 pm 
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Hi kostah
ive been quoted $450 to change over an XR6 into an NA car being on gas,
another place is charging $400 , but they both here in adelaide , maybe you'll
find similar where you are.
Hope that helps :)
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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 9:19 pm 
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FairmontXR6 wrote:
I've heard that the best 4ltr is a AU bottom end with a EL XR6 head


has anyone tried fitting a BA twincam head?

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:31 pm 
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hi

if your interested in puting a au engine in your ea..
this is what i did to mine...
http://www.fordmods.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=40806
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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:38 pm 
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lennylem wrote:
FairmontXR6 wrote:
I've heard that the best 4ltr is a AU bottom end with a EL XR6 head


has anyone tried fitting a BA twincam head?


ba "twincam" sounds so japanese or toyota espically, stick with its name "dual vct" sounds much better.
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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:42 pm 
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it ended up costing me a fortune puting an au in mine. and i ended up cuting the crossmember. ask yourself if your ready to spend that much first. and also modify the sump so u dont have to bend the crossmember

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 1:50 pm 
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all up it cost me alittle over $1500 and that included the engine,oil, gaskets,the bbm, el ecu and smartlock overide module....
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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:10 pm 
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mine cost me a little under 2 but i got ripped with the engine bloody FTG. and it couldve cost alot more. btw whats a bbm worth anyway

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Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 5:30 pm 
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i got everything for the bbm conversion for $200
that included intake piping, airbox ect...

was something wrong with the engine from FTG????
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