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 Post subject: Putting EF Engine into EA
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:41 pm 
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Hi all,
Im new to all of this and was wondering what i have to change, if anything to put a EF Engine and auto trans into a EA...

Are all the engine mounts and everything the same?? Am i able to use the EA radiator with the EF Engine and water bottle and everything surrounding the engine???

Do i use the original ECU or put the EF one in??

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Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:55 pm 
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Did you search, there are a few threads which answer ur questions

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting EF Engine into EA
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:12 pm 
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TUFFEL_92 wrote:
Hi all,
Im new to all of this and was wondering what i have to change, if anything to put a EF Engine and auto trans into a EA...

Are all the engine mounts and everything the same?? Am i able to use the EA radiator with the EF Engine and water bottle and everything surrounding the engine???

Do i use the original ECU or put the EF one in??

You can use the EA engine mounts again. Are you planning to use the BBM and do the thermofan conversion? If so, then you need to use an EL ECU. It plugs straight in and also makes use of the distributor. Some extra wires are required to connect the Smartlock Bypass and BBM vacuum solenoid.

If the Bosch dizzy is OK, I'd suggest using that again over a Chinese copy from eBay. You also need to modify the engine loom if you choose to go with the BBM. Search for BenJ's EL motor in EB conversion. It's quite detailed and helpful.

With the radiator, you can use the EA radiator but you have to make up a flared stainless steel pipe to connect part of the EA & EF bottom radiator hoses. Otherwise, shell out for an EF radiator and surge tank.

If you use the EL ECU, you can use it to directly control the auto rather than the EA Electronic Transmission Control box attached to the pedal box. You'll need to do a bit of research on what wires go where.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting EF Engine into EA
Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:26 pm 
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Could always put a au motor in, better then the head gasket blowing e series engines

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting EF Engine into EA
Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:28 pm 
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yea i thought of putting a AU engine in but seeing that my brother is putting an 8 into his, he is just giving me the 6.

Yeah ill probably use the EF BBM but im also getting the whole engine lume which follows through to the interior... would that be a problem with all the electricals to work inside??? eg) cluster
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 Post subject: Re: Putting EF Engine into EA
Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:21 am 
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Can someone please help me out with finding some threads for this conversion

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Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 1:44 am 
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I suggest looking here,
you may also want to try this

Lastly, this thread should actually be helpful if you take the time to use the index Benj has provided

 

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Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:23 am 
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Could always put a au motor in, better then the head gasket blowing e series engines


If owners of eseries replaced there coolant and reversed flushed the radiator, block/head every 12months you wouldn't even know it was a problem.

180000km on the original head gasket and the engine is still going strong.,touch wood

 

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 Post subject: Re: Putting EF Engine into EA
Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 8:28 am 
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I was talking about the au engine not the car, dont no where i mentioned about the car

Yeh they do them about 200,00 - 300,000km

 

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