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 Post subject: What to do
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:55 pm 
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My beloved ED futura has travelled 340 000km now. How it made it i have no idea especially as its an ex police car. However my dilemma is that now the car has travelled so many ks that the engine is slowly starting to get tired and not to mention head gasket has a slight leak (but silversol fixed that :P). What i want to know is, is it worth doing the head gasket and rebuilding the engine or is it easier to just buy a second hand engine and bolt that in. I haven't got much money so i would be considering the cheapest option
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:15 pm 
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low km au motor 500 complete..will go another 500 000km's
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 11:16 pm 
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yea but an au motor is a lot of f&*kn around. I was thinking EL xr6 motor and EL transmission to go with it?
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:13 am 
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What symptoms is the engine showing that its getting tired ?

 

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 Post subject: Re: What to do
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:45 pm 
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93EB wrote:
What symptoms is the engine showing that its getting tired ?


struggles to get up hills, doesnt like being reved past 4000rpm. trans flares for first 20 mins of driving(kicks from 1st to 3rd
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:49 pm 
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94edfutura wrote:
93EB wrote:
What symptoms is the engine showing that its getting tired ?


struggles to get up hills, doesnt like being reved past 4000rpm. trans flares for first 20 mins of driving(kicks from 1st to 3rd


half your problem sounds trans related..
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 Post subject: Re: What to do
Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:55 pm 
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"IF" it's the engine thats tired i paid $350 for a low km's EF engine and slapped it in goes great now loves 4000 rpm :mrgreen: , Don't know about the gearbox though :?
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Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:58 pm 
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I've read that putting a EL motor in is much easier to do then an EF or AU motor and then i figure that i can put a AU trans in and just change the bell housing?
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