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 Post subject: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:56 pm 
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is it possible to put a new BF xr6 engine into an XC falcon?

cheers guys, looking at doing this if possible
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:59 pm 
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Heres a tip ANYTHING is "Possible" but it comes down to how deep your pockets are.
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:14 pm 
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lukas_bartko wrote:
Heres a tip ANYTHING is "Possible" but it comes down to how deep your pockets are.


how deep would my pockets have to be in this case... and whats the legality of it?
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:30 pm 
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Well, mechanically, it would be similar to putting an E Series engine in.

Not sure on the sump config of the old 250 compared to the E Series. The difficulty is that chopping the sump up is not really an option wth the BA-FG engines.

Electrically, you will need to use the ECU to match the engine and the relevant emmissions gear to have even a chance of meeting the engineers report that you will need to be legal.

I am in the process of putting a BA DOHC into my EB Wagon, and face similar issues. I have only just begun, and have the benefit with the EB of being able to just bolt it in with only minor alterations.

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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:33 pm 
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ahh cheers benj, how much do you think it would end up costing?
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 7:39 pm 
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For me, doing most of the work myself, the most expensive part of it will be the flash tuner if I end up having to buy one, at $800 roughly.

An engine will be anywhere from $300 to over $1000.

If you need to fabricate a new crossmember, relocate steering boxes etc, you will be looking at lots of $$$

You will have to do the research, work out the possible issues, and see if you think it is doable.

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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:40 pm 
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http://www.boostedfalcon.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=10623

just to give you some scope of how big the job is. this guy is keen as s**t.
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Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:46 pm 
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the FG is probably a better prospect as the pickup in the sump is located at the back again like the older motors, unlike the BA-BF
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Sun Sep 05, 2010 9:07 pm 
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RobboXE wrote:
the FG is probably a better prospect as the pickup in the sump is located at the back again like the older motors, unlike the BA-BF

so that means you might not have to modify the crossmember to put a fg motor into an e-series

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:03 pm 
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well its looking out of my price range, but my friend who inherited about 20 grand is looking at doing it now. so heres hoping he decides to do it.
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 11:34 am 
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always going to be cheaper if you do the work yourself. worrkshops would charge you an arm and a leg. so much work involved.
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 12:01 am 
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mates doing this conversion as we speak (ba motor)
and he had no probs with the engine fit
just had to find/work out how to fit up the wiring
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 Post subject: Re: BF engine into xc
Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:59 am 
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Was that conversion your mate's doing into the X series or E series?
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