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 Post subject: EL engine into XF ute
Posted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:15 am 
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Ride: Xf ute EL fairmont wagon

Location: Christchurch
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I have an old xf ute & have just been given a EL Fairmont wagon, im wanting to know if all the EL running gear will go into the ute.
I have thought that since XG-XH utes are similar vehicles to both it shouldnt be too difficult? Or am i way wrong ?
 Post subject: Re: EL engine into XF ute
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways

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Yeah it all fits. The lower firewall section on the XF-AU models is the same. Heater box is common. A few bracket items have to change if you want to run the el dash.
 Post subject: Re: EL engine into XF ute
Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:39 pm 
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there is a number of things that need changing.

1: Sway bar (the XF one will hit the sump you need an XG one.)
2: XF (ute) will have a mechanical fuel pump. (you will need to install XG/XH tank and wire it up)
3: Need XG Engine mounts.
4: XG radiator just fits, but requires a little manipulating. also the lower water pipe is larger diameter to the EL water pump size
5: XF has imperial threads/bolts and XG has Metric.

the list goes on, heres a few links:





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 Post subject: Re: EL engine into XF ute
Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:38 am 
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Also where this is a very common conversion
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