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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:46 pm 
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how many kws does a 5litre windsor have91moodel. im thinking of putting 1 in my xg ute cause the 6 is gone.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:48 pm 
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165kw in the eb models
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:57 pm 
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not much more than the 6 will it go heaps better or not much better

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 9:58 pm 
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yeah but heaps more torque good engine would be a great conversion
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:01 pm 
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so you think its worth while my mech suggested a reco 6 but saw 5litrev on ebay are they a good engine.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:03 pm 
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ive had my eb for 5 or more years never missed a bit done around 150k in it then went and got the au with the same(ish) engine in it now i got 2 so fair to say yeah i like them hey if you put it in your ute and dont like it just sell me the ute lol
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:15 pm 
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im 100% sure ill like it i love v8s i had an xc 351 bit of a slug but my new ute went harder and its a 6 but the 6 needs work getting reco 6 prolly but saw 5litre windsor with 130thou on the clock 4 sale u think it would be ok its in an eb can hear running but wont drive faulty trans.

 

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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:18 pm 
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pfft 130 k its only just run in mines done allmost 300 and is perfect doesnt use oil nothing but listen to it first and make sure if its been smashed that theres no damage to the block ect
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Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 10:24 pm 
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nah dont think its been in acco sounds good then, not many v8 xgs going round. im scared its going to stuff up like my 6 did after 1 month after purchasing it

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:06 am 
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If you REALLY want a V8 - go for it.

However, a worked 6 will be better than a stock 165 motor. (and cheaper)

I was contemplating putting a 5L in my fairy when I killed the stocky 4L in it, but ended up putting in an XR6 motor for a fraction of the price, and I rekon it goes better than my XR8 did when it was stock.

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 12:37 pm 
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I've converted an XG outback pack ute to 5.0L previously. It went well.
However if I was doing it myself I would fit a 351w EFI engine. Much more torque and much more potential down the track too. If you can find a cheap F-series 5.8 EFI engine it will give you most of what you need except the intake which is too high(although you may not care if it hangs out the bonnet?:).
Because you have an XG you can just modfiy the original six cyl harness to work on the V8 and the Speed density F-series EECIV will basically plug straight in. If you want to modify the engine down the track you can add a couple more wires for a Mass Air conversion which will allow the use of a 5.0L MAF EECIV and will handle any mods you care to throw at it.
If you can't find a 2nd hand F-series engine just buy yourself any 351w engine and add an Edelbrock 5.8 EFI intake and an Accel 5.8 TFI-IV distributor. Use all the sensors off your original six cyl.
You'll need X series V8 frame and engine mounts and some Pacemaker XR-Y type 1 5/8" tri-Y headers. You'll also need to "massage" your heater pipes to clear the left head/rocker cover.

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