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 Post subject: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:07 pm 
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hey guys first time post first time car build

just purchased a AU xr6 in mint condition for $2000 but the motor has done 300 000kms,

so my questions are

1 is it worth a rebuild with a few mods for some power

2 and how much do you think it would cost

3 or should i search for a new motor to replace it and what sort fits well with little mods to comp and so on

4 how hard is it for a turbo to be fitted to the original motor

5 finaly does anyone no a good place to have any of the above done in PERTH WA

thanks guys, sorry for being so vague still researching all of the above but i posted this to get a headstart thanks for your input :?:
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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:16 pm 
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1- Is it broken/shagged? If not, then probably not
2- No idea
3- Might get a low k XR6 engine for $700~. Normal AU engine should run about half that.
4- Every second person has a boosted falcon. Some of them are total wankers, so it cant be that hard.
5- No idea.

In my experience, 300,000km's for an AU motor is barely run in. If it aint broke, dont fix it. Depends how much power you want and how much you want to spend on it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:26 pm 
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I agree, leave it as is for the time being. Save your $$$ for a rebuild and just keep looking after what you have, regular oil changes with good 10W30-40 oil and a GOOD Oil Filter, spark plugs, air cleaner elements and fuel filters. Flush the Brakes and spend some $$$ on making sure the brakes, steering and suspension are in good condition.
Too many people work on the GO part but forget the stop and handle dept.
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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:36 pm 
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Flush the Brakes and spend some $$$ on making sure the brakes, steering and suspension are in good condition.
Too many people work on the GO part but forget the stop and handle dept.[/quote]


agree with this and thats why it was the first things i had looked at while purchasing car, safe ride first of all.

just thinking of the upgrade aspects as it is completely standard
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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:39 pm 
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Do the cheaper stuff first.
My AU xr6 (non vct) responded extremely well to:
3inch intake piping with a pod filter.
pacemaker 4499 extractors
ballistic 100cpsi racing cat converter
redback 2.5" catback exhaust
And a good service.
All that will run to less than $1000 and makes the world of difference.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:50 pm 
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93_eb_fairmont wrote:
Do the cheaper stuff first.
My AU xr6 (non vct) responded extremely well to:
3inch intake piping with a pod filter.
pacemaker 4499 extractors
ballistic 100cpsi racing cat converter
redback 2.5" catback exhaust
And a good service.
All that will run to less than $1000 and makes the world of difference.


thats the good info iam lookin for

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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 10:51 pm 
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even with 300 000 kms clocked up
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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 11:22 pm 
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Well mine had about 160K on it but with the above done it felt like a different car. Of course if you are planning on boost dont do any of that.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Sat May 28, 2011 12:01 am 
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any PERTH guys out there that got a place they use for there ford MODS
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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Sun May 29, 2011 3:58 am 
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It depends on the condition of the individual engine...without knowing compression test results or the car itself you can't say whether you are better off rebuilding it.

I have seen cars with 500xxxkm on them run perfectly, but many with a lot less that should be rebuilt.

If you just want more power/quicker car hard to go past exhaust/cam/j3/manual conversion (if auto) for bang for buck. Don't bother turboing unless you want to spend $10,000 or feel lucky.

 

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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:24 pm 
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I picked up a low km (100xxx) non vct ticky motor recently for only $350 :shock:

It was already removed and that included delivery to wherever I wanted it.

This was from a respected melbourne wreckers called 'Grant walker'
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 Post subject: Re: rebuild AU xr6 motor
Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:10 pm 
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nice one, what would be best a non VCT motor or one with VCT
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