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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:37 am 
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Getting sick of my 4.0 AUII wagon. The headgasket was done at 45,000km and I think its just starting to go again at 75,000km. Also sick of the lack of power down low, especially when towing a trailer.
I am considering converting to a 5litre from AU I, II or III. Has anyone done this before, or can think of any traps i might encounter along the way?
I have sent an enquiry off to FTG Salvage to get an idea of part costs. Any info would be appreciated.

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:10 pm 
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dude

it will require everythign in the frotn of the firewall to be removed/replaced

ie all engine and wiring components including the engine bay wiring looms
a new ecu
a new dash cluster
then i think the gearbox is slightly different

lots and lots of work! u are better either
A spend some $ on a cam, exhaust intake for a good increase in power
b sell yours and buy a v8

and 3 if the head gasket was done at 45000kms should have been under warreny and should not be going at 30thousand kms later i would be back to the mech on that!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:18 pm 
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V8 wagons are a rare breed, not even sure you could get one in an AU from Ford, I know you can't in the BA/BF.
Don't mind the work, I'm a mechanic by trade, so that side of it doesn't worry me.
The headgasket was done under warranty. Ford only give you 12 months / 20,000 km warranty on their work don't they?
Ive had a guts full of the lack of grunt below 3000rpm. This is only the kids taxi, but Im getting blown off by Camrys on the way to school!!!!

 

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Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2006 2:26 pm 
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Yes you can get V8's in the AU's.

 

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