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 Post subject: engine swap
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:57 pm 
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can i legally swap engines over in my back yard?, if not what do i have to do to make this legal?
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:14 pm 
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Hardly enough info to give a useful answer.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:15 pm 
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You can do an engine change in your backyard, it's not illegal. What makes you ask that?
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:41 pm 
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It's legal...just make sure you give paper work to the your RTA to update your engine numbers...of course make sure your engine isn't illegal in the first place.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:52 pm 
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righto, so it should be fine to put any year motor into my car
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:07 pm 
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Just what are you trying to ask? Clarify your question a little. What do you mean by any year engine? 1972 or 2010?
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:18 pm 
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an el engine in to an Au
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:21 pm 
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Wont work....

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:54 pm 
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bry40l wrote:
Wont work....


What won't work? I've got an Au engine in my el xr? Lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:56 pm 
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wild-el wrote:
bry40l wrote:
Wont work....


What won't work? I've got an Au engine in my el xr? Lol

have another read of what he wrote
.......... report back

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:09 pm 
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not 100% sure but i dont think you are allowed to put a older mdel engine in a newer car
due to emissions laws
could be wrong tho
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:56 pm 
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Jonathan Kakousidis wrote:
not 100% sure but i dont think you are allowed to put a older mdel engine in a newer car
due to emissions laws
could be wrong tho

its not that but someone was whining on the forum a few months ago about how hes friend dropped an ef motor into an au and wondered why it woulnt run,au has different sensors and things tht the ecu needs to have, and the ef motor didnt have it,
quite sure swc will confirm this as he was the one telling the man what needed to be done.
a step backwards in my opinion even if you can get it to run, au is a smoother running engine

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Jonathan Kakousidis wrote:
not 100% sure but i dont think you are allowed to put a older mdel engine in a newer car
due to emissions laws
could be wrong tho


I think that's ECU related...if you run stock ECU everything "should" be okay.

But to the OP...don't bother putting an EL engine into an AU...just get another AU motor and chuck it in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:48 pm 
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You could put an EF/EL motor in an AU if you wished, why I don't know, but you would need to run all the AU gear, ie. BBM, Throttle Body, Coilpack, etc and AU ECU. AU cam sensor is taken from the front of the Timing case, EF/EL don't have this option and an AU timing case has a different front seal to an EF/EL.

You would be better off just picking up another AU motor and dropping it in. Would be a lot easier.
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 Post subject: Re: engine swap
Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:53 pm 
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isn't there also a sensor on the back of the head on the au motor?
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