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 Post subject: I want to instal an xr6 ED engine in my EA
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:45 pm 
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I've bought an ED xr6 engine to go in my EA. I've done a head real bad, & I need to instal this engine ASAP!!!
Has anyone done this before or know of any tips?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:49 pm 
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that should be a basic out and in job.

is your ea centre point or multi point injection? i think thats the only thing that may make a difference.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:04 pm 
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I've been told that it should bolt up the same, but I will need another gasket. I'm certain I'll have to replace the water pump to put on the crap fan.
I may even get some EF/EL thermo's and wire up. Not sure if I'll need another radiator to do that?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:07 pm 
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Straight out and straight in, even if yours is CFI you can bolt your manifolds on no probs.
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 Post subject: Ed xr6 engine
Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:10 pm 
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Does anyone know exactly what goodies the xr6 engine has that the ordinary 4lts don't?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:12 pm 
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not many. slightly different cam grind and slightly different ports.

i believe thats about all.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:17 pm 
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I'm wondering if putting the EA exhaust mainfold on will effect the ability to have her running nicely?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:27 pm 
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I'm wondering if putting the EA exhaust mainfold on will effect the ability to have her running nicely?

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:28 pm 
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Extractors are always better, but nothing wrong with stock manifold... That's all the XR6 runs from factory.
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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:29 pm 
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Nah, EA exhaust manifold same as stock ED.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:37 pm 
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hi
its all pretty easy to do i just put a au engine in my ea ..

the only real difference in xr6 is the cam valve springs and valve size.
the bottom ends are the same
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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:39 pm 
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Thanks!!
I've already got a thermo fan on the front of the air con core, I'm thinking that if I pull it off and install the EF/El type fans on the radiator I could use the same wiring, switch & thermostat. Does anyone agree?

Also if anyone's interested.... I did the head towing an XF fairmont ghia up a really steep hill!! She's my next project!!

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:44 pm 
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shouldn't be very difficult, just bolt all your old stuff onto the ED motor, hook up the EF/EL thermos' (you can reuse your old wiring as long as is rated to about 60amps) and off you go

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 8:48 pm 
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Nice help.

That will be pretty cool a new engine.
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Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006 9:21 pm 
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I'd better check the amps. I should know, I installed the one on the front about 2yrs ago! Would I find an amp rating on the relay? I remember usuing heavy wire, but I think it's fused at 20-30 amp. Maybe I should upgrade the relay?

 

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