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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:31 pm 
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Lads I have been offered a upper and lower explorer manifold and TB from an AU II for $100 and was wondering if it would bolt on to the DL 5.0?

 

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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:40 pm 
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Yep, explorer manifolds are a god budget bolt on. and the price is very good. 65mm TB as well? not 100% sure on that side but that manifold will drop straight in.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:13 am 
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Lads I have been offered a upper and lower explorer manifold and TB from an AU II for $100 and was wondering if it would bolt on to the DL 5.0?


That's a great price, I'd buy it for my Xr8 at that price!

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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 am 
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hehe looks like it could be a busy weekend then....so out of interest how much of an increase in reality is there?......is it just power or do they run more efficiently?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:11 am 
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that is a bargain buy, does it come with the tb as well?

the only problem you will encounter is the iat sensor, on the fairlane the iat will be on the lower manifold, on the au's the iat is on the intake pipe


2 options, tap and drill your iat onto the explorer lower

extend the iat wiring by about 30-45cms and tap it into the air intake like on the au

with the explorer i found even cruising at lower rpm it felt much smoother

edit* just remembered, i blocked off the egr, there was a vacum line i ran a t piece, and also you will need the bolts from the au manifold..
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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Thanks for the heads up Andy, so which is the best?.....there is going to be a (I would have thought) a great deal of difference between the inlet and the manifold temperature.

And yeah everything from the lower manifold up. I think its only a 60mm TB or are they a standard 65?

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:14 pm 
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if its from an au its 65mm tb

would be better for the iat sensor to be on the lower manifold, however i am running it on the intake pipe, and i know of a few others doing the same, and we havent had any issues ... (yet :P)
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:37 pm 
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well it sure as hell sounds like the easiest way to do it!!. So do these things give much of a performance boost?...im not expecting to be going s**t sideways or anything but im hoping to feel something

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:19 pm 
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If you dont put your IAT on the lower manifold, the sensor doesnt get warm enough to allow the ECU to do any learning.

Remember - the pre-au calibration is compensated for the additional temps of the manifold. If its in the air inlet it wont be anywhere near as warm. There will be other issues with that such as the engine running richer etc. Still, if it works, it works.

I just picked up an EL 185 engine, with the IAT tapped into the lower
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well it sure as hell sounds like the easiest way to do it!!. So do these things give much of a performance boost?...im not expecting to be going s**t sideways or anything but im hoping to feel something


It breathes better than the HO manifolds, the E7 heads are still a restirction though. But yeah you should notice a small gain.

Next project.... Heads.

 

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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:53 pm 
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If you dont put your IAT on the lower manifold, the sensor doesnt get warm enough to allow the ECU to do any learning.

Remember - the pre-au calibration is compensated for the additional temps of the manifold. If its in the air inlet it wont be anywhere near as warm. There will be other issues with that such as the engine running richer etc. Still, if it works, it works.

I just picked up an EL 185 engine, with the IAT tapped into the lower


Cheers guys so then where on the lower manifold is the best place to put it?

 

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same place as it is on the ho manifold, as nigel mentioned the el 185 motors have the explorer manifolds with the iat on the lower manifold

the 302 with ho manifolds are listed at 170kw, the el 185kw had better headers and the explorer manifold, so just with the manifold you will notice a bit on the bumometer
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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:52 pm 
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yeah that was prolly a stupid questions wasnt it.....lol Cheers guys thanks for your help

 

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Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:15 pm 
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Hope it's not that overported one thats been for sale?
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 Post subject: Re: AU II explorer manifold
Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 12:09 am 
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nah, its from a mate of my fathers and its never been off the motor or touched

 

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