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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:46 pm 
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Hello Everyone,

Bad situation... :shock:

I have a EB CPI engine and it's on it's way out. It's dropping fluid everywhere and maintaining it is costing way too much. I'm looking at putting an EF/EL engine in it, but wandering about costs and time.

Can it be done?

I'm thinking about going to a wrecker and buying one of these engines, but I am not mechanically minded, so I would also be paying to put one in.

What will be the cost involved? As in the a Engine around the 100k km range and also the other stuff like ECU and paying the mechanic, also does anyone know someone who can help me out.....

Can't afford a new car, really can't be stuffed fixing this engine

Thank-you for listing to my life story........ :oops:

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:48 pm 
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cost will depend if you keep the CPI. if you do it's as simple a engine out engine in. bolt every thing back on. 5 or 6 hours laybour .

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:53 pm 
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that'd b the go.. drop an ef/el motor in and put ya cpi onto it.. better than running new computer and all wiring and s**t
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:57 pm 
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Sorry about my ignorance.

What do you mean by 'put ya cpi onto it'..........

Do you mean hook the old CPI ECU up to the newer EF/EL engine?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:15 pm 
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If ya don't mind me asking, how much cash are you willing to spend?
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:21 pm 
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ebjamie wrote:
Sorry about my ignorance.

What do you mean by 'put ya cpi onto it'..........

Do you mean hook the old CPI ECU up to the newer EF/EL engine?



basicly just change the long motor. and leave all the cpi manifolds on the car.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:22 pm 
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I was hoping to get away with it being under $2k......

When I say new car, I mean an Actual new car, this is only something until I can get all the cash together so I am not one of those 21 year old kids with a $20k loan..........

Thanks to everyone though because I have no idea on this sort of thing....Im looking for guidance :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:24 pm 
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ebjamie wrote:
I was hoping to get away with it being under $2k......

When I say new car, I mean an Actual new car, this is only something until I can get all the cash together so I am not one of those 21 year old kids with a $20k loan..........

Thanks to everyone though because I have no idea on this sort of thing....Im looking for guidance :D


For 2K, why not look at an AU XR6 motor ?

If you hunt around, this could be a viable option...
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:27 pm 
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I mean $2000 to buy and put the engine in......

Including paying someone to put it in

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 8:20 pm 
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you do realise for $2k you can pick up an EB/ED these days?

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:06 pm 
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Just go and see/speak to your local mechanic and ask them what the best option is, they may have some contacts at a reco joint or something
If you want a little extra preformance go and talk to the JMM or someone like that and get the motor and the preformance mods all done at once.
For $2K you'll get it done easy
A mate of mine purchased a motor with manifold, transmission, loom, cpu the lot out of a 97 EL Fairmont wth 150,000kms on it for $960 and had it all fitted for under $500.
If your tran is good and you want to keep your manifold you will easily get away with it for under $1000.00

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 9:18 am 
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Oh really, I was thinking tha a whole engine transplant would cost me up to $2k easy.

Thanks for your Help guys. :D

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:57 am 
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im changeing my 3.9 to 4 litre very soon andit's only going to cost around $400 to $500 because i am supplying all the bits,,they are just doing the hard stuff..unless someone here can help with it,,

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:01 am 
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You should just get a new EA-ED or taxi EF for about 2k maybe even.
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Posted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 12:49 pm 
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I just payed $3k for my EL Futura, cant imagine spending $2k on a EB CFI just to get it running properly.

 

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