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 Post subject: Engine transplant
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:52 pm 
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I have an AUII XR6 Ute approaching 200,000km on the odo.
I know the motor has a bit in it yet, but i am also about 12months off getting my open licence and want to upgrade power but keep the ute. So my question is... Is there any crate/other motors that drop into an AUII XR6 easily? Or if you know a better idea, could you let me know... Thanks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine transplant
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Use the 12 months to build a motor that can happily cop forced induction.
Then throw it in when you get your open licence.
Keep the original motor away somewhere after the changeover incase you ever wish to swap it back to stock.
Use the 12 months and do the job properly. Build a reliable motor to last and upgrade the suspension , brakes etc as you go.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine transplant
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 7:08 pm 
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200,000? It's barely broken in :mrgreen: Are you noticing any issues? What's the compression like?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine transplant
Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 9:03 pm 
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FordAUte wrote:
I have an AUII XR6 Ute approaching 200,000km on the odo.
I know the motor has a bit in it yet, but i am also about 12months off getting my open licence and want to upgrade power but keep the ute. So my question is... Is there any crate/other motors that drop into an AUII XR6 easily? Or if you know a better idea, could you let me know... Thanks.


CMS 4.5litre stroker.
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 Post subject: Re: Engine transplant
Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:18 pm 
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I bought it about 6 months ago, for roughly $10k. Since then I have spent about $4-5k on repairs including a blown head, stripped VCT and a few other non-engine related things... Now about ready for a new clutch. So yeah have noticed a few issues..

Umm compression was ok... If I have a look around I can find the RACQ compression test, but yeah remember figures off the top of my head. Just from curiosity, how do you test cylinder compression?

CMS 4.5 litre... Would anyone know an approximate cost for the switch of engine?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Engine transplant
Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:37 pm 
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I know you said you want to keep it but sell it and get a faster ute instead.
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 Post subject: Re: Engine transplant
Posted: Thu May 26, 2011 6:45 pm 
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FordAUte wrote:
I bought it about 6 months ago, for roughly $10k. Since then I have spent about $4-5k on repairs including a blown head, stripped VCT and a few other non-engine related things... Now about ready for a new clutch. So yeah have noticed a few issues..

Umm compression was ok... If I have a look around I can find the RACQ compression test, but yeah remember figures off the top of my head. Just from curiosity, how do you test cylinder compression?

CMS 4.5 litre... Would anyone know an approximate cost for the switch of engine?

they arent making a 4.8 stroker anymore but theres a bit of info on here for the 4.5 stroker
http://www.fordmods.com/post1251554.html?hilit=cms%204.5%20stroker#p1251554

 

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