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Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:58 pm 
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just curious as to how hard is it to replace existing engine?, my EF has got some internal leaks and other problems so instead of repairing each hickup i would give the old girl a heart transplant instead, start fresh. is it just bolt on bolt off? how long ya reckon would take to do?

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:24 pm 
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if u had a fresh engine to start with

ie get a high km and get that recoed so it is mehc a1 with all new pits etc

should take u a day at most
that includes pulling old engine out
and new engine in
aslo doing the radiator at the same time

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:29 pm 
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i was told i have to get engine with same month for the ecu to work with it, this true? oh nice animation frank , amusing watchin her tits suck but up her chest when she pulleds her top down lol could watch for hours

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:51 pm 
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If you get another working/better condition EF motor, it is a straight swap...plug and play. If you get an EL motor, there are some things that need changing, but mainly the dizzy into coil pack conversion. No need for ECU changing as long as the motor is running a coil pack I believe.

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Posted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:05 pm 
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cheers now just have find some helpers, any takers? could be some beers in it for ya

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 11:38 am 
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I suggest you consider getting an AU motor from Franks Queanbeyan and do the crossmember. Finding a good s/h EF/EL motor would be hard, and the AU motor is significantly better, lower fuel consumption, smoother, better head gasket.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:33 pm 
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yeah but dont have the skills to do the mods, i cant weld for s**t, i at least can do up bolts

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:15 pm 
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If by chance you have a spare good 4spd auto floating around i'll swap you for the welding . . . otherwise good luck with whatever you do.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:31 pm 
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bad timing on that just sold my rooted ef had good 4spd though

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:37 pm 
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was thinkin if i shouted a keg could get some people with the skill to help...hopefully

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 7:30 pm 
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It's a five hour round trip for me, and i don't drink beer, and my gearbox is dodgy.

Bugger, get that EF back! I could have helped with the instal too, and vice versa.

Hope you find someone(s).

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 1:53 pm 
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cheers mate, ill keep eye out for box, might know a bloke

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:08 am 
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ok just quick question to people, does anyone know if you have to get engineer cert if you put AU into EF? in ACT

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:07 pm 
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Maybe you can find out by ringing the RTA or suchlike, with regards to modifying a cross member, and maybe try to get them to refer you to written information because phone operators can be wrong.

If it was me i would just do the crossmember, the blue slip blokes may not even notice, or care, but i don't really know.


[Back to my side of things, i was looking at $765 for an AU auto from Franks with 160,000km on it, then found a dented EL fairmont just down the road. I got it for $800. Aside from the dents and being very dirty it's otherwise been well maintained, maybe my best buy yet.

So now i have a spare beautiful AU motor with only 112,000km on it, still running in my EB.]

 

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