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 Post subject: Engine swap in xg
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 1:51 pm 
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my xg has shot rings, so I decided to replace the whole block with a newer EF series block

I'm just after basic info and knowledge on any problems I may come across

Off the top of my head, I know I have to put a V-belt style balancer on it, and since it was an auto, going by what I know about the crossflows, I have to put a spigot bearing in too?

Am I missing anything?



Also, the timing chain fell off one of the gears, so I will need to realign them on the chain, are there any documents on this?

Thanks guys :)
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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap in xg
Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:31 pm 
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EF block will fit straight in the XG

Ford Spigot bearing is around $30 from ford and is only required if your car is manual.

The water pump needs to be replaced.
The dizzy bracket is 180deg out (no problems here)

Everything else is bolt on.

You'll need to drop the sump to remove the timing cover and re-set up the timing marks.
(technically you don't need too... as long as the crank and cam are in the right position)
But while the motors out there's no harm in replacing the timing seal and doing it properly.
Here's a pic to help
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Alternatively, you could Install the entire Serpentine setup from the EF (using an XH tensioner and belt.)
If you can get an EL ecu and run thermo fans controlled by the ECU.
the only issue you'll come up with then is the XG radiator pipe doesn't fit the EF pump.
(i cut a piece of EF pipe and shoved it on the pump nozzle and clamped the XG pipe on the EF pipe to compensate... hasn't leaked yet)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine swap in xg
Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:23 pm 
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cheers mate, all the info i needed in one hit!

i will check the timing marks, i'm positive they're out after looking at that pic

cbf with the serp belt, i'll hold off till my next engine, just need this one to run!
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