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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 10:48 pm 
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Hello, all. My poor old EL is getting a little tyred(746,000 klm will do it!), and just wanted to ask you guys if I take all my ancillaries off the original 4.0, and put them onto a 4.0 out of an AU; will I have any running issues?
Sounds like a dumb question, but I just wonder if the distributor, timing and injection off the EL will run the AU motor in the EL engine bay satisfactorily, and smoothly?
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:11 pm 
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dunno if its been done but i cant see why it wouldnt, otherwise you could leave the coil pack system on it and change the looms to EF and get an EF ecu this is what i would probably do.
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:16 pm 
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Thanks for that.
how hard would it be to change the looms?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:17 pm 
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OPT20EL wrote:
Thanks for that.
How hard would it be to change the looms?


As well as that, has anyone else done this conversion before?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:18 pm 
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if there no motor in it pretty easy i would assume but ive never done it before so dont take my word for it. im sure tehres many people on here that have done it before
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:19 pm 
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of course the other thing you can do it try and find a hybrid EL engien, they are basically an AU engine with the dizzy set up etc. so they are stronger and smoother. just need to find one thats done 100 000 k's or so and u should be cruising. if its a feb 98 or later EL it will have a hybrid motor in it
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:22 pm 
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Cheers.
It'll be an interesting transplant- i'm sure....

what to do, what to do....

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:35 pm 
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of course the other thing you can do it try and find a hybrid EL engien, they are basically an AU engine with the dizzy set up etc. so they are stronger and smoother. just need to find one thats done 100 000 k's or so and u should be cruising. if its a feb 98 or later EL it will have a hybrid motor in it


exactly id save yaself some trouble and just slap a hybrid one in if you particulary like the AUish path

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 11:39 pm 
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Thanks. will see what I can find.....

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:45 am 
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Big Kev wrote:
Rapier wrote:
of course the other thing you can do it try and find a hybrid EL engien, they are basically an AU engine with the dizzy set up etc. so they are stronger and smoother. just need to find one thats done 100 000 k's or so and u should be cruising. if its a feb 98 or later EL it will have a hybrid motor in it


exactly id save yaself some trouble and just slap a hybrid one in if you particulary like the AUish path


probably be cheaper than an au engine as well and essintially the same thing :P
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Rapier wrote:
Big Kev wrote:
Rapier wrote:
of course the other thing you can do it try and find a hybrid EL engien, they are basically an AU engine with the dizzy set up etc. so they are stronger and smoother. just need to find one thats done 100 000 k's or so and u should be cruising. if its a feb 98 or later EL it will have a hybrid motor in it


exactly id save yaself some trouble and just slap a hybrid one in if you particulary like the AUish path


probably be cheaper than an au engine as well and essintially the same thing :P


just be slightly harder to source wouldnt it ??

Good always get a full motor setup :P nice bottom end rebuild and head work even slap a new au head on and get it worked.... :P

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 11:49 am 
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It has been done before

The AU sump is bigger than the EF/EL k-frame, so you need to modify the actual k-frame to get it to fit (i suspect you would need an engineer to inspect it afterwards to keep it all legal).

Apparently you can also machine parts of the AU to get an EL sump to fit.

 

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