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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:02 pm 
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HI i have a 92 ebs xr8 and wanted to know if i could put an xr8 sprint motor in, car is an automatic.
My current motor is making noises very loudly since i changed my oil last week, i am using 15/40w GTX3.

Last but not least would it be cheaper to source the sprint parts instead of fitting the motor.

Thanks Brad
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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 1:47 pm 
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Probably cheaper to get another E series windsor and get some GT40P heads for it and an Explorer manifold. Then you pretty much got a Sprint motor.

Do it up while its not in the car and then engine swap.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:19 pm 
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yep, what Timmeh said ^^^
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Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:51 pm 
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What they said, except exchange "GT40P" with "AFR165" and "Explorer" with "Performer" and chuck "2030" or "TFS1" in there as well.

 

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Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 12:10 pm 
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What steady ED said.

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:05 am 
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A few issues for ya..
Firstly finding a sprint motor that does not have a car attached to it may be a challenge!.
Also the engine management settings (different EEC-IV), injectors, MAF etc are all different to the std XR8. How about just ditch the EB and buy a ED sprint..! I know where there is a nice polly green manual for sale..! :wink:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:38 pm 
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What sort of noise is your engine making?

I doubt you will be able to find a sprint motor. I think you would be better off with the AFR's, TFS manifold & 70mm T/B, 75mm MAF and some bigger injectors.
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Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:31 pm 
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try putting a thicker oil back in.. also inspect the old oil(from the change u just did aswell as this one) for bits of metal.

if not, au heads and manifold is better than what sprint had, and alot cheaper than afr165s

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:28 am 
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Hi

Yeh the oil has been changed 3 times and made jack of a difference, when i bought the car (from an idiot member off of here) the oil was as black as crude oil. The sound started appearing about a month ago when i got my licence back and started driving it.

The sound is like getting a jar full of coins and rattling it, also i have changed plugs,leads,dizzy cap,rotor button,oil,oil filter,petrol filter(off a bloody holden) and since i changed all of that, car was disconnected for about an hour and a half and it wont idle properly and stalls when first starting the car in the morning.

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