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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:06 pm 
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can i and should i use an au rebuild kit??

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:10 pm 
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not unless you have a hybrid engine.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:09 pm 
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its not hybrid,so el should be good,not au pistons or anything?

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:13 pm 
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If you go au pistons you need au rods

the main bearings on the AU are a different size as well

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:22 am 
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Whats the build date and have you got an alloy (cast) sump or steel one?
Also read the sticky's on different engines at start of this forum.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:23 pm 
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I thought you could use AU pistons in an EL engine, as long as the gudgeon pin sizes are the same, deck heights are the same.?????

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 3:45 pm 
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cjh wrote:
I thought you could use AU pistons in an EL engine, as long as the gudgeon pin sizes are the same, deck heights are the same.?????


pin size is the same, deck height is the same, but rod length/pin height is different. AU pistons will sit .120" lower in the bores on EL rods.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:34 pm 
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I meant deck height of the pistons, pin to top of piston distance......are they the same????

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:02 pm 
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nope

E-series use a 5.88" rod, AU onwards use a 6" rod with higher pins.

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:38 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
nope

E-series use a 5.88" rod, AU onwards use a 6" rod with higher pins.


Stockstandard.............What is the crankpin journal size on an AU ???

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:03 pm 
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I now have the correct rods for the pistons I'm using. They are AUII rods, brand new, and have cleaned them up a bit.

 

 

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