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 Post subject: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 1:36 pm 
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Ive just bought and installed a EL xr6 motor for my EL wagon , apart from the issue of trying to get the torque converter back on everything went ok . my only issue being the motor turns over but wont start . nice strong spark , fuel pressure/pump good just wont start.
ive asked some questions to my local ford dealer and some mechanics and ive two answers ...
1 .i needed the computer that came with the motor or it wont run ( but it turns over ??? )
2. it should start with the original computer with a slight drop in power 2-3 Kw's ( does not start?)

any help would greatly be appreciated cheers guys .

ps . shoot the ford designer for putting the starter right under the inlet manifold like that ! :D
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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 2:41 pm 
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Did you pull the dizzy out as part of the swap?

It is quite easy to install the dizzy 180 degrees out.

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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sat Dec 05, 2009 3:01 pm 
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the dizzy was not touched ( already on with leads as well) look in good nick .
just changed over thermostat/inlet manifold and throttle body solinoid/modules just in case and still no go
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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:58 am 
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i was just checking some other posts here and found out that my new motor is a hybrid (el xr6 96DT ). would this have any thing to do with it not starting its a 97 model wagon . ive narrowed down that im not gettin fuel passed the injectors which are working . as i said earlier ive good fuel pressure and spark . and does anyone know whats the story with the hybrid motor ????
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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:03 pm 
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scratch the hybrid question did some more reading :) . anyone anything ??????
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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:04 pm 
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fuel lines are on backwards... it happens very easy. apart from that did you hook up the pink wire to the dizzy? it sounds like one of those 2


ECU WILL NOT ALTER WEATHER IT RUNS OR NOT, i had an EL Tickford motor with BBM and thermos running off a stock NC fairlane ECU with no problems

 

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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:05 am 
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Got it running !! huggiebear you were right it was the fuel line !! i followed the lines exactly from the original motor and set up , but it was wrong . had a few other issues but got them going quickly very happy though . not bad for a carpenter i guess .
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Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:30 am 
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Got it running !! huggiebear you were right it was the fuel line !! i followed the lines exactly from the original motor and set up , but it was wrong . had a few other issues but got them going quickly very happy though . not bad for a carpenter i guess .


Ahh the good old fuel line reversal, got to hate that...better then not putting it on properly and losing about 2 litres of fuel all over the concrete floor, surely did clean the oil off the floor haha.

Good on you and happy driving :D.

 

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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:57 am 
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awesome stuff. glad you got it running. im sure you will have many happy times cruising in the wagon... i get my wagon today WOOT :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: El xr6 engine swap to stock wagon
Posted: Sun Dec 13, 2009 8:54 pm 
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awesome thanx guys but how stupid do i feel but thats cars i guess . my wagon is an absolute heap but its a work in progress (only cost me $800) . the motor cracks awesome top end ! the car has never been so fast :) gettin the paint done over christmas i hope, have a good friend with a panel shop , will put a photo up soon of the motor and keep updates , cheers guys
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