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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:18 pm 
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Hi guys I'm looking at buying a xm/xp/xw/xy wagon in the next year and also want run a boosted 6. I want to know what's the best and cheapest way doing this. It will not be a drag racer just a cool everyday car. I was thinking of a stock AU engine with bolt on stuff from ebay running low boost. But I don't know which is the best engine to use that's also the cheapest
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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:02 pm 
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IMO, get a BA or BF XR6 Turbo that's been written off and use the engine, looms & ECU. At least you're in the ball park for emissions and an Engineer's Certificate.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Easiest and best 3.9 or 4.0 turbo to put into xp/xy/xw
Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:32 pm 
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Thanks mate I thought of that way but was not sure.
I have looked a lot into it and you can buy a brand new Gtr35 Ebay turbo for around $300 and considering I'm not planing on using high boost I would think it would last a long time. Reading other posts I believe the LPG au engine is the strongest but just not sure but most of these engines are pretty cheap. ????
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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:43 pm 
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Kurt2fast wrote:
Reading other posts I believe the LPG au engine is the strongest but just not sure but most of these engines are pretty cheap. ????



what about a BA/BF gas engine?
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Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:49 pm 
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Also don't know which engine would be the best and easiest fit into a xm/xp/Xy/xw wagons I love all these shapes and which one I go with might be the one that is the easiest to convert as I'm going to do most of the work myself
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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:36 am 
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IMO, get a BA or BF XR6 Turbo that's been written off and use the engine, looms & ECU. At least you're in the ball park for emissions and an Engineer's Certificate.


To fit the Barra into an XK/XP you will need to knot the strut towers. Barra just fits into the XR-XY.

http://www.rrs-online.com.au/au/typhoon ... sions.html.

Engine bay pic or an XP with a Barra, notice the notched towers.

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:46 am 
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Kurt2fast wrote:
Thanks mate I thought of that way but was not sure.
I have looked a lot into it and you can buy a brand new Gtr35 Ebay turbo for around $300 and considering I'm not planing on using high boost I would think it would last a long time. Reading other posts I believe the LPG au engine is the strongest but just not sure but most of these engines are pretty cheap. ????


AU LPG Bottom end is exacltly the same as a std AU Bottom End.

Barra dedicated gas engines had stronger rods and higher comp. High comp not the best for boost applications (Ok on low boost)

 

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Also don't know which engine would be the best and easiest fit into a xm/xp/Xy/xw wagons I love all these shapes and which one I go with might be the one that is the easiest to convert as I'm going to do most of the work myself


Look at using a AU Block and rebuilding it. If you want it stronger use BA F6 Rods and pistons. Port the AU Head and fit a suitable cam.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:57 pm 
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Kurt2fast wrote:
Also don't know which engine would be the best and easiest fit into a xm/xp/Xy/xw wagons I love all these shapes and which one I go with might be the one that is the easiest to convert as I'm going to do most of the work myself



then you will need to get friendly with a few people who own those cars .... plus someone who owns either style of engine & measure .... compare & ask questions :mrgreen:
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Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:58 pm 
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Want to use a BA dedicated gas engine with a Turbo in next project, Possible? Where to go and what do buy to achieve this?? Cost?

Have BA petrol, Dedicated gas & AU dedicated gas engines on garage floor choices but info required.

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