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 Post subject: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:54 pm 
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Hey all just had a quick question about the 4sp autos . . . is it possible to use an i6 4sp and change the bellhousing and shaft to v8 ones and use it in a stock standard ef 5ltr? i only ask beacause i need to replace to one in my ef fairmont but the i6 ones are alot more common and much cheaper and for the simple fact of the power differance between the 2 motors are very minamal

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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:27 am 
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I'm not positive but I think the V8 boxes are a bit longer or something.

 

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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:16 am 
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Oh ok thanks mate - i will probably still look into it a bit more coz if it can be done without any strength issues and without any customisation i will do it coz it will be a hell of a lot cheaper for me . . . cheers for the reply tho mate :P
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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:14 pm 
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anyone else with any knowlege on this? found a few on ebay but most are 6cyl models - though i did find a box out of a eb v8 - are the the same as ef? as in strength and would it work with the ef ecu?
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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:41 pm 
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the input shaft length is different.

 

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Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:09 pm 
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Oh ok cheers alfy - on the i6 gearbox or the eb box? Is it interchangable?
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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:08 am 
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The output shaft and extension housings are different lengths between the V8 and 6cyl boxes. I believe the converter throat may be different too, not 100% on this one yet, will be pulling apart a V8 box soon, so we'll see.


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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:30 pm 
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ah ok thanks JT . . . that kind of sucks but probably the reason that no-one has done it before i supose - thanks heaps for your help mate - greatly appreciated. I have however found a v8 gearbox in shepparton (long way from me tho) with 177,000kms approx tested and with a 30day warranty for $400. . . which in my oppinion isnt to bad of a price . . .
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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:32 pm 
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yeah thats what i was thinking ash . . . probably just drive out there - should fit it the boot of my eb even with the gas tank - and if it doesnt close ill just do a dodgey bros. incorperated and occy strap the boot shut :P
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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:34 pm 
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yeah thats what i was thinking ashcook . . . probably just drive out there - should fit it the boot of my eb even with the gas tank - and if it doesnt close ill just do a dodgey bros. incorperated and occy strap the boot shut :P
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Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:44 pm 
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$400 w/30day warranty... sounds like the seller has a no idea if it works or not really, doesn't seem that cheap IMHO.

What's wrong with your current transmission?



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$400 w/30day warranty... sounds like the seller has a no idea if it works or not really, doesn't seem that cheap IMHO.

What's wrong with your current transmission?



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I know of wreckers that sell 6 cyl 4spd auto's for $280 with anywhere between 30 days & 3mths warranty. So 400 sounds reasonable for a V8 box.

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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 3:51 pm 
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ToranaGuy wrote:
I know of wreckers that sell 6 cyl 4spd auto's for $280 with anywhere between 30 days & 3mths warranty. So 400 sounds reasonable for a V8 box.



You can pick up second hand 6cyl boxes for $100 on ebay, as long as you're prepared to wait maybe a week or two. The boxes from wreckers typically aren't tested either, so if you get one that has an issue, having a warranty is great, but swapping them out isn't exactly the smallest job.

I don't think a V8 box is worth that much more than a 6cyl box. $400 from a wreckers, maybe in a pinch, from anyone else I wouldn't touch it.

I've seen the V8 BTRs go for $100 or less on ebay too, worth keeping an eye out for.



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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:36 pm 
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JT- wrote:
$400 w/30day warranty... sounds like the seller has a no idea if it works or not really, doesn't seem that cheap IMHO.

What's wrong with your current transmission?



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I thought that wasnt too bad . . . the current box has no reverse and when i was driving it home after i bought it, it died. im pretty sure it was the flywheel or the flexplate what ever you call it that f**k up and made the motor die . . . long story but if your interested:

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ToranaGuy wrote:
I know of wreckers that sell 6 cyl 4spd auto's for $280 with anywhere between 30 days & 3mths warranty. So 400 sounds reasonable for a V8 box.



You can pick up second hand 6cyl boxes for $100 on ebay, as long as you're prepared to wait maybe a week or two. The boxes from wreckers typically aren't tested either, so if you get one that has an issue, having a warranty is great, but swapping them out isn't exactly the smallest job.

I don't think a V8 box is worth that much more than a 6cyl box. $400 from a wreckers, maybe in a pinch, from anyone else I wouldn't touch it.

I've seen the V8 BTRs go for $100 or less on ebay too, worth keeping an eye out for.



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Ebay is where i found this bloke - he is wrecker in shepparton and had an au xr6 transmission for auction so i decided to email him and ask if he had any v8 btrs and yeah . . . $400 with 30day warranty 177xxxkms and he said its been tested and in excelent condition - now whether or not he is being 100% honest is another thing but any transmission is better than the one that i have at the moment - since the car wont even start . . . cheers everyone for the replies :P
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 Post subject: Re: EF/L V8 vs i6 auto gearbox
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:15 am 
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going to ring that bloke in shepparton today about the v8 gearbox - tried to get one locally but theres no way im payin $770 when i can pick this one up in melbz for $400 with a warranty - sounds too good to be true but well find out i suppose . . .
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