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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:07 pm 
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just bought a 87 zl efi with 170kms and in good cond but it feels like a bit of a slug and mods i can do to it gonna put extractors n exhaust on it but what else can i do any help cheers :D
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 3:20 pm 
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:03 pm 
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dont want to go crazy on it thinking a rebuild or the motor mild cam, lifters and maybe bigger injectors but wanna spent around 2000 on it any other thoughts
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:06 pm 
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I have seen some ZLs fitted with 351 V8s rebuilt for unleaded and can be shoehorned in.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:09 pm 
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The 4.1 EFI are a pain in the a*** mate, you can't do a whole lot to them as the computer can't take the changes unless you spend heaps on modifying the ecu.... You can go slightly bigger in the cam but not much, i'm pretty sure Crow have a cam for them.
Those engines should never have been EFI in my honest opinion, they always hunt and idle like s**t, even the slightest oil leak causes rough idle.
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Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:01 pm 
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Change the diff ratio,...they are 2.77's,....knock it down to 3.23 and they go better. Make sure the oil cap gasket is good, and the dip stick seal is good. As for the rocker cover gasket, get rid of the paper one and fit a cork one, they seal better.........use contact cement to fit it to the rocker cover, and grease on the side that contacts the cyl head.

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 1:46 pm 
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how hard is it to drop in a 4.0l xr6 out of a eb or ef with the auto coz thats sort of the power im looking for want something that will spin the wheels easy i no an auto elec so he can do the rewiring if difficult or else i can do it no a fair bit about that.
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Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:08 pm 
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dont know about into your car but an engine conversion isnt overly difficult, and e-series engines can be had for very cheap now

you will need the ecu and looms, and possibly gearbox. I'm sure someone more knowledgable will fill you in

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:30 am 
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well thinking of getting a wreck for all that then i can drop it all in together i seen people put t3 ts50 v8s in xys sould be bit easer then that
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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:14 pm 
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You could pull the slug box transmission out and replace it with a T5!


I just did mine on the weekend with very few hassles you don't even need to remove the dash to get the peddle boxes in and out (auto to manual).

Only problem for me is that the rear main has decided to leak a bit of oil I'm hoping it'll settle over the next day or 2 otherwise it's out with the gearbox again to do the rear main.

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 12:36 pm 
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You done an XF gearbox without replacing rear main and rear welsh plug?
Man what were you thinking? That's a must on those things!

The main cause of them spitting rear mains is from people not using a tension wrench on the flywheel/flex plate, by over tightening they distort the end of the crank.
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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:40 am 
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shes a bit of a guzzler i know that its a big car and all but i think i could get better fuel economy from a carby. not really interested in a manual conversion spoke to a mechanic about droping a 4.0l in with the auto he said that it bolts up fine but the wiring is a pain has anyone done this or no someone that has done this conversion?
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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:47 am 
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Buy a Rear ended XG ute, most parts will fit and less mods than using E series parts. For 1 the power steering is set up for a steering box and loom is the right shape.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 9:40 am 
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is the computer the same or are they different between mine and an xg
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Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:07 pm 
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mrghia wrote:
is the computer the same or are they different between mine and an xg

Different, XG run the 4.0.
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