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 Post subject: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:08 am 
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hey guys
i hear that you can stick an au 2 head on my motor and it will help with a bit of performance, i just want to know if theres any issues to bolt up to my block.
help would be much appreciated :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:27 am 
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The head will bolt onto the block OK, but you need to use the AU cam & rocker gear with it. I doubt you'll notice any performance gain.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I've got an AU head on my EF block. I was running the ef cam + rockers for a time there as well with no problems.
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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:24 pm 
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ok thanks guys one of my mates said it was the cheapest thing to do for a bit of power gain :)
im also ganna stick pacemaker Extractors into a 2.5 inch high folow cat and a 2.5'' exhaust as well and im rebuilding the motor any way so im gunna do the cams, au2 head and replace the air in take.
im hoping that all this will give me some more grunt
:D

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:29 pm 
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Here's one guy who had problems after using the E-Series rocker gear & cam on an AU head....

ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/dont-use-an-au-head-with-e-series-cam-and-rockers-t75612.html

Maybe it was just him that had problems. On the other hand, Jim Mock suggests using the EF head on an AU block.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:29 pm 
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hey kiwief
you would like my number plate
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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:25 pm 
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Ford mystar wrote:
hey guys
i hear that you can stick an au 2 head on my motor and it will help with a bit of performance, i just want to know if theres any issues to bolt up to my block.
help would be much appreciated :)


Wate of time and waste of money, will achieve stuff all. Track down an EF/EL XR head and cam and you will be better off.

By the way it only has one cam.
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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:35 pm 
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if you have a look in either the 6 cyl section or the tech doco's you should find a thread about the heads, aparently the ef head is best for flow, or best stock head to start with when porting. also the ef cam is quite the same as the xr6 tickford cam, the only difference is the timing of the cam from what i can understand

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:29 am 
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Shortshift wrote:
Here's one guy who had problems after using the E-Series rocker gear & cam on an AU head....

ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/dont-use-an-au-head-with-e-series-cam-and-rockers-t75612.html

Maybe it was just him that had problems. On the other hand, Jim Mock suggests using the EF head on an AU block.


This bloke had the same issues when he chucked the ef head back on, so looks like he may have had rooted rocker gear or something.

I noticed a huge power + response gain when running the AU head ef cam setup. That is probably because my ef head was soft and leaking though....Unfortunately my rings didn't like the bump in compression.

I'm putting the AU gear on because I figure its better to be safe than sory, and according to Kelford cams they like regrinding the au's since they are so chunky. But if I had no other choice I would have no hesitation running the ef gear in the au head again.

Ford mystar wrote:
hey kiwief
you would like my number plate
NZW691
New
Zealand
Winner
:D


Haha gotta love free personalized for free, but every kiwi knows we are winners without the plates 8-)
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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:52 am 
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ok thanks guys ill have a good think about what im gunna do,
ill try doing more research
cheers :)

 

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 Post subject: Re: ford AU2 head on 4.0 litre SOHC out of my ef
Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:13 am 
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kiwief wrote:
Shortshift wrote:
Here's one guy who had problems after using the E-Series rocker gear & cam on an AU head....

ford-4l-and-6-cylinder-f1/dont-use-an-au-head-with-e-series-cam-and-rockers-t75612.html

Maybe it was just him that had problems. On the other hand, Jim Mock suggests using the EF head on an AU block.


This bloke had the same issues when he chucked the ef head back on, so looks like he may have had rooted rocker gear or something.

I noticed a huge power + response gain when running the AU head ef cam setup. That is probably because my ef head was soft and leaking though....Unfortunately my rings didn't like the bump in compression.

I'm putting the AU gear on because I figure its better to be safe than sory, and according to Kelford cams they like regrinding the au's since they are so chunky. But if I had no other choice I would have no hesitation running the ef gear in the au head again.

Ford mystar wrote:
hey kiwief
you would like my number plate
NZW691
New
Zealand
Winner
:D


Haha gotta love free personalized for free, but every kiwi knows we are winners without the plates 8-)

HAHAHA THATS THE SPIRATE

 

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